After Paul Walker's Daughter Sues Porsche, Company Blames the Actor For His Own Death
Meadow Walker has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Porsche on behalf of her father nearly two years after his tragic and sudden death.
Paul’s “death, and all other injuries or damages claimed, were the result of [his] own comparative fault,” according to the documents.
The actor's 16-year-old daughter filed the lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court in September, alleging negligence and wrongful death. According to her suit, the 2005 Carrera GT her father was riding in is "a dangerous car that doesn’t belong on the street."
The suit alleges that the car does not have necessary safety features and that its seat belt design is also defective.
According to the suit, the seatbelts: “Snapped Walker’s torso back with thousands of pounds of force, thereby breaking his ribs and pelvis, flattening his seat and trapping him in a supine position, where he remained alive until the vehicle erupted into flames one minute and 20 seconds later.”
Following the suit, Porsche said her father was “a knowledgeable and sophisticated user of the 2005 Carrera GT.” They also say that the car was “abused and altered” as well was “misused and improperly maintained.”
In 2013, INSIDE EDITION reported that a memo from the Porsche car company makes it crystal clear that this is not a car for everyday drivers.
"The Carrera GT is as close to a race car as we will ever get,” the memo declares. "The car has all the disadvantages of a race car."
The memo states that any potential customer should undergo "technical training" and warns that even driving over a speed bump could cause $40,000 in damage to the undercarriage.
The Porsche Company produced a video for potential buyers showing how the car handles on a special test track. Only 1,300 were made and a brand new one costs $450,000. An oil change alone costs $900.
Porsche denies all allegations of wrongdoing contained in Meadow Walker's lawsuit.