Back in 2013, Paul Walker, a man who was obsessed with speed died in a traffic car crash. His death was very really disheartening for all the Fast and Furious fans.
Paul Walker, who was 40 at the time of this incident, was riding in a Porsche Carrera GT with some of his friends on 30th Nov 2013. Just near a charity event in Santa Clarita, California, the car crashed into a tree and subsequently burst out in flames. The vehicle was driven by a friend and business partner of Paul Walker, Roger Rodas, as Walker sat in the backseat. It was later confirmed that Paul Walker survived the crash but couldn’t get out of the flames and died dreadfully.
According to the later found reports, the car was driven at a speed of around 80mph at the point of the crash with the telephone pole.
The lawyers who were acting on behalf of Paul Walker’s only daughter, Meadow didn’t take much time in blaming the driver, Roger Rodas and the manufacturers of the car, Porsche for the tragic incident. Their claims against the company were that the technology wasn’t good enough for an automobile and thus, resulted in the death of the Fast and Furious star, Paul Walker.
Finally, after four years of that incident Meadow Walker has settled the wrongful death suit against the company, Porsche by arguing that the car had a defected design and that was the reason behind her father’s death. According to the documents, the settlement reached to the point of agreement between Meadow Walker and Porsche on 16th of October. The terms and policies in the records of the solution are apparently highly confidential, and both parties don’t wish to share the details.
Last year, 18-year-old Meadow Walker also earned $10.1 million from the estates of Rogers Rhonda.
Documents from 2015 when Meadow Walker first accused Porsche stated that the seatbelt “caught Walker’s torso back with thousands of pounds of force, whereby crushing his ribs and pelvis.”
The legal team of Walker’s also claimed that Porsche was aware that the Carrera GT has a history of “instability and control issues.”
At the time, Jeff Milam, a lawyer of Meadow Walker told ABC,”The bottom front is that the Porsche Carrera GT is not a quality car. It doesn’t fit on the street. And we shouldn’t stand without Paul Walker or his buddy, Roger Rodas. “
The claims made by the legal team had very stated explicitly that “electronic stability control system, which is specifically designed to protect against the swerving actions inherent in hyper-sensitive vehicles of this type” was installed on that car.
Porsche did fight back by putting the forward the argument that the Hollywood actor knew that the car wasn’t the safest car on the street as the model was a bit old one and had outdated technology.
Porsche said the model was a “state of the art” when it was built, and the actor knowingly misused the vehicle to the extent of its destruction.