Meadow Walker’s lawyer announces the award covers “a fraction” of what the Fast & Furious star would have gained if he had lived.
The adolescent daughter of #Fast&Furious actor #PaulWalker has been given a $10.1m (£7.15m) settlement from the property of the man who was back the wheel of the #Porsche in which both men died.
Paul Walker was a passenger in the Porsche Carrera GT driven by his friend Roger Rodas when the vehicle, moving between 80-93mph, smashed into trees and burst into flames in Santa Clarita, northwest of Los Angeles, in November 2013.
Meadow Walker’s lawyer, Jeff Milam, said in a declaration that the settlement would go into a trust for the 17-year-old.
“The cost paid by the estate of Roger Rodas toward a trust for Meadow Walker only covers a fraction of what her father would have gained as an international movie star had his life not tragically been made short,” Mr. Milam said.
According to Mr. Milam’s declaration, Mr. Rodas was only partly responsible for the crash.
Lawyers for Mr. Rodas’ estate could not immediately reached for comment.
The settlement was entered in November 2014 but remained undisclosed till now.
Mr. Milam said his client was maintaining her lawsuit against Porsche AG and that she “intends to keep the company responsible for assembling a vehicle that was defective and made Paul Walker’s death.”
Meadow, the actor’s only child and sole heir, filed the objection against the German carmaker last September, involving it of skimping on safety features that could have prevented the crash or at least kept him alive.
Porsche has stated that the actor was responsible for his death.
After a four-month investigation, Los Angeles officials said the crash provoked by excessive speed, not mechanical malfunction.
Mr. Milam said Walker survived the result of the crash, but “burned to death because of Porsche’s defective design.”
A federal judge leading over a similar lawsuit filed by Mr. Rodas’ estate against Porsche ordered in favour of the car firm on Monday, saying: “The plaintiff has afforded no competent evidence that Rodas’ death happened as a result of any wrongdoing on the part of the defendant.”
Walker’s death at the age of 40 led to a lull in the production of the seventh episode of the Fast & Furious franchise – the action series about illegal road racing that propelled his career.
The 2015 film earned more than $1.5bn (£1bn) worldwide, making it among the highest-earning films of all time.
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