Paul Walker’s Daughter Awarded $10.1M
Paul Walker‘s daughter, Meadow Walker, has been awarded $10.1M from the estate of Roger Rodas on Thursday.
Rodas was the driver involved in the fatal car crash that killed both himself and the Fast and Furious star.
Via Entertainment Tonight:
“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,” Meadow’s lawyer, Jeff Milam, said of the $10.1 million settlement.
On Nov. 20, 2013, Rodas and Walker were riding in a Porsche Carrera GT when it crashed and exploded in Santa Clarita, California. Both men were pronounced dead at the scene.
Earlier this week, Rodas’ widow, Kristine, lost her unrelated wrongful death lawsuit against Porsche, in which she claimed that defects to the vehicle were the cause of her husband and Walker’s deaths.
However, Meadow and her lawyer are still going forward with their wrongful death lawsuit against the car manufacturer that was filed in September. “Through his estate, Mr. Rodas, the driver of the car, took partial responsibility for the crash,” Milam said in a statement to ET. “Meadow’s lawsuit against Porsche AG — a $13 billion corporation — intends to hold the company responsibly for producing a vehicle that was defective and caused Paul Walker’s death.”
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