Paul Walker Daughter Meadow Awarded $10.1 Million In Settlement From Roger Rodas Estate
Paul Walker’s daughter Meadow was awarded $10.1 million from a settlement with estate of Roger Rodas, the driver of the Porsche in which the actor was a passenger when it crashed and went up in flames in Santa Clarita, California, on November 20, 2013. The 16-year-old child of the Fast And Furious star received $7.2 million from the settlement, with the remainder going to her attorney.
In announcing the settlement, Meadow’s lawyer Jeffrey Milam said, “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.” The attorney added, “Through his estate, Mr. Rodas, the driver of the car, took partial responsibility for the crash,” even though he was “not directing the car through any particularly unsafe maneuvers when it went out of control.”
But Walker’s daughter still has a pending suit against Porsche. Of that litigation, her lawyer said, “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.” Meadow is pressing forward with her case against Porsche, even though, as Gossip Cop reported earlier this week, a judge ruled against the widow of Rodas, who had claimed the car company was responsible for the driver’s death. In his decision, the judge expressed there wasn’t enough evidence to find Porsche liable. The car manufacturer has maintained Rodas and Walker were speeding and modified the vehicle, which caused their death.