Paul Walker Wrongful Death Lawsuit Disputed By Porsche
Paul Walker’s daughter Meadow filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Porsche in September, claiming the car company is responsible for her father’s death, but now the automobile manufacturer is blaming the actor for partially being at fault for his own demise.
As Gossip Cop reported, Meadow’s lawsuit alleges the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT, in which her father died, had a number of defects. Some of the examples cited in her suit include a faulty seat belt, a lack of a stability management system, inadequate fuels lines, and poor door reinforcements. Additionally, Meadow’s lawsuit states that Walker’s vehicle wasn’t going nearly as fast as law enforcement officials had estimated.
In a new court filing, Porsche refutes all of Meadow’s claims. The sportscar company contends in its papers that Walker was a “knowledgeable and sophisticated” Porsche driver who shouldn’t have been riding in the car at the high speeds that were reported. Porsche further insists that Walker’s vehicle was “abused and altered” with modifications, as well as “misused and improperly maintained.”
Earlier this year, Porsche similarly denied any wrongdoing after the family of Roger Rodas, Walker’s friend who was driving the vehicle, filed a civil suit against the company. Porsche blamed the crash entirely on Rodas himself. As for Walker, the company is alleging the actor was in “comparative fault,” meaning he was partly to blame for his own death.
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