Paul Walker’s daughter has been reached a multi-million dollar settlement with the estate of the man driving the car that crashed and killed her father.
Meadow Walker, 17, was compensated with $10.1 million, from the estate of Roger Rodas, back in in November 2014, but it went unnoticed by the media for nearly a year and half because it was filed under ‘Meadow W.’, Reuters reports.
Walker was a passenger in Rodas’s 2005 Porsche Carrera GT when the car, travelling at speeds of 80 to 93 miles per hour lurched off the road and into some trees and a utility pole in Santa Clarita, northwest of Los Angeles, killing both men.
Meadow’s attorney, Jeff Milam, said in a statement that the money from the settlement would go into a trust for the teen.
According to Milam’s statement, Rodas was only partially responsible for the crash, and the settlement covers a ‘fraction of what her father would have earned as an international movie star had his life not been tragically cut short.’
The Rodas estate’s lawyers could not be reached for comment.
The actor’s daughter is now continuing her lawsuit against Porsche AG her lawyer said, she ‘intends to hold the company responsible for producing a vehicle that was defective and caused Paul Walker’s death’.
Meadow Walker filed the complaint against the German car maker last September, accusing it of cutting corners on safety features that could have stopped the crash or at least kept her dad alive.
Porsche however maintain that the actor was responsible for his own death and Los Angeles officials have said that the crash was caused by excessive speed, not mechanical failure.
Milam Argues that Paul Walker survived the impact of the crash, but ‘burned to death because of Porsche’s defective design.’
However a federal judge recently ruled against a similar lawsuit by Rodas’ estate against Porsche in L.A. saying: “[The] Plaintiff has provided no competent evidence that Rodas’ death occurred as a result of any wrongdoing on the part of Defendant [Porsche].”