Meadow Walker, the 18-year-old daughter of the late Paul Walker, has settled her wrongful death lawsuit with Porsche. She had claimed that the vehicle’s design defects contributed to her father’s death. The “Fast and the Furious” star died in an infamous car crash on Nov. 30, 2013 in Valencia, California. Reports have stated that Meadow and Porsche resolved the case on Oct. 6, 2017, and both parties have agreed that the wrongful death case should be dismissed.
In 2015, two years after her father’s death, Meadow sued Porsche after claiming that Paul Walker had still been alive inside the Carrera GT after the crash but the passenger seat belt had trapped him inside of the burning wreckage, leaving him unable to escape from the vehicle. The lawsuit claimed that the seatbelt slammed Walker against the seat with thousands of pounds of force, causing him to break both his ribs and pelvis. In addition to the seatbelt defect, it was also claimed that the car had serious stabilization issues which could have contributed to the crash. It is known by both the public and Porsche that the Carrera GT has a history of stabilization issues, which was brought up by Meadow’s lawyers during the lawsuit.
Although we have no information regarding the end of the lawsuit, it has been confirmed that Meadow has already been awarded a $10.1 million settlement back in 2016 from the estate of Roger Rodas, the man driving the car on the night of the accident. Paul Walker was killed back in November 2013, and, hopefully, Meadow feels that she has gotten justice for her father over the past four years.