Two years after Paul Walker rode up to heaven on the back of a hot angel (I don’t know if that’s true, but I’m sure his soul brother Vin Diesel would have wanted it that way), his 17-year-old daughter, Meadow Walker, filed a lawsuit against Porsche. Meadow claimed that Porsche was responsible for the fiery car crash that killed her father and his friend and the driver Roger Rodas, because they went cheap on the safety features.
Porsche shot back, saying that the car they were in had been “abused and altered” and that Paul and Roger should have known that they were driving at unsafe speeds.
However, one part of Meadow’s messy fight is over. UsWeekly says that Meadow was recently awarded a $10.1 million settlement from Roger Rodas’ estate. His estate assumed partial responsibility for the crash since it was his car and he was driving. Meadow was awarded the money through a settlement decision. But she won’t see all of it; UsWeekly says that after after lawyer’s fees and expenses, she’s looking at approximately $7.2 million.
As for her lawsuit against Porsche, that’s still happening. And hopefully it turns out better than it did for Roger Rodas’ wife Kristine’s wrongful death lawsuit against Porsche. On Monday, a judge ruled that there wasn’t enough evidence proving that Porsche was the reason Roger and Paul died. According to the judge, it was the crash – and not those allegedly-bunk safety features – that killed her husband. Kristine plans on appealing the judge’s decision.
Meadow’s lawyer claims the judge’s ruling on Monday will have no effect on their lawsuit against Porsche. According to the lawsuits, Roger was killed on impact, whereas Paul was trapped by those unsafe safety parts and burned to death.
Obviously it’s not about the money for Meadow, since she’s currently sitting on a $10.1 million settlement and a $25 million inheritance. But if I were Porsche, I’d hand her a check and tell her to write whatever she wanted on it. The last thing they’d want is for one of the backwards-talking ayahuasca visions in Michelle Rodriguez’s head to convinced her to seek vengeance against Porsche if they win against Paul Walker’s daughter. That’s the kind of crazy that could tie up the court system for years. It’s not worth it, Porsche.