Paul Walker’s Daughter Settles With Porsche Over Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Meadow Walker, the 18-year-old daughter of late actor Paul Walker, has settled the wrongful death lawsuit she filed against car manufacturer Porsche.

According to legal documents obtained by The Blast, the company agreed to settle the case by paying Meadow an undisclosed sum of damages. All parties are now requesting that the case be dismissed.

The outlet also reports that Porsche settled a separate lawsuit with Paul’s father, Paul III.

Meadow filed her suit against the company back in 2015 over the death of her father, who died aged 40 after he was involved in a horrific car accident in 2013.

The actor was a passenger in his Porsche Carrera GT which was being driven by his friend Roger Rodas, 38, when it crashed at high speed into a concrete lamp post in Santa Clarita, California. Both men died in the crash.

Meadow’s suit claimed that Paul survived the initial impact, but was unable to free himself from the vehicle due to “several design defects”. The Blast reports that the lawsuit stated: “[The seatbelt] snapped Walker’s torso back with thousands of pounds of force, thereby breaking his ribs and pelvis.”

The suit also addressed “instability and control issues” with the car’s design, which Meadow said the company was aware of prior to the accident.

Last year, Meadow was paid over AUD$13 million in damages from the estate of Rodas, who was driving the car.