Paul Walker's Daughter Reached $10 Million Settlement, Documents Reveal
The daughter of late actor Paul Walker received a settlement worth over $10 million following her father's fiery car crash death, court records revealed this week.
It was revealed this week that, in November 2014, the estate of the driver--Walker's friend Roger Rodas--agreed to place $7.2 million in a trust for Meadow Walker, the actor's teenage daughter.
A further $2.9 million was set aside for legal costs, according to the LA Times.
"Through his estate, Mr. Rodas, the driver of the car, took partial responsibility for the crash, which Paul Walker would have survived," attorney Jeff Milam said in a statement.
Last year, Meadow and Rodas' widow each filed suit against Porsche on claims that various design flaws or mechanical failings led to the crash.
"Our lawsuit on behalf of Meadow against Porsche AG -- a $13-billion corporation -- intends to hold the company responsible for producing a vehicle that was defective and caused Paul Walker's death," Milam said.
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.”
A judge threw out the Rodas suit earlier this week.
Following the crash, both the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department and the California Highway Patrol ruled that speed was the main factor in the wreck.
While Ms. Walker's lawsuit contends the vehicle was traveling slower than police indicated, Porsche last year placed the blame squarely on Walker, whose "death, and all other injuries or damages claimed, were the result of [his] own comparative fault" according to a 2015 court filing.