Paul Walker Daughter Meadow Continuing Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Porsche, Despite Roger Rodas Dismissal
Paul Walker’s daughter Meadow is pushing forward with her wrongful death lawsuit against Porsche, despite a judge ruling on Monday that the car company was not responsible for the death of this friend Roger Rodas, the driver in the 2013 crash
U.S. District Judge Philip S. Gutierrez dismissed a lawsuit by Rodas’ widow, Kristine, who claimed that the 2013 car crash that killed the two men was a result of faulty mechanics and missing safety features. The judge decided there wasn’t sufficient evidence to hold Porsche liable, but Kristine’s attorney plans on appealing the decision.
As Gossip Cop reported, Walker’s daughter filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Porsche last September, but the automobile manufacturer later denied the charge, arguing the actor was partially at fault for his own death. The company countered that Walker and Rodas were driving at an excessively high speed, and further claimed that the vehicle’s modifications were “abused and altered,” as well as “misused and improperly maintained.”
Meadow’s attorney, Jeff Milam, released a statement to Gossip Cop on Tuesday following the dismissal of the Rodas’ wife’s lawsuit. We’re told the decision in that case “has no effect on Meadow Walker’s lawsuit,” and that “the issues in the cases are very different” because Walker was a passenger in the car, and not the driver.”
The statement further read, “[Walker] survived the crash but was trapped and burned to death because of the vehicle’s defects. A significant portion of the judge’s decision was based on his rejection of evidence because of missed deadlines and also a failure to sue Porsche AG, the manufacturer.” Gossip Cop is also assured, “Meadow will continue the fight to hold Porsche accountable for selling a defective product that kills.”