Paul Walker’s daughter is set to receive a $10.1-million settlement from the estate of the man who was involved in the car crash that killed her father.
Meadow Walker, 17, will get the money from the estate of Paul Walker’s friend, Roger Rodas, who was driving the Porsche that slammed into several trees and a power pole.
“The amount paid by the estate of Roger Rodas into a trust for Meadow Walker only covers a fraction of what her father would have earned as an international movie star had his life not tragically been cut short,” Walker’s lawyer, Jeff Milam, said in a statement.
“Through his estate, Mr. Rodas, the driver of the car, took partial responsibility for the crash. Meadow’s lawsuit 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.”
Walker was riding in the Carrera GT driven by Rodas when the car spun out of control, struck three trees and burst into flames on a street in Santa Clarita, Calif., in November 2013.
Walker was on a break from filming the seventh installment of the Fast & Furious franchise when he died.
The settlement has no bearing on two cases against Porsche filed by Walker’s daughter and his father, which are both pending in Los Angeles Superior Court. All the cases against Porsche contend the car was going much slower before it spun out of control. The Walkers’ suits say the vehicle was travelling between 63 and 71 mph (101 to 114 kph).
After Walker’s death, his two brothers helped complete action scenes in Furious 7, which earned more than $1.5 billion globally when it was released in April.
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