Paul Walker's Daughter Meadow Walker Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Porsche—Get the Details

Fast & Furious star died in a car crash after driving in a Porsche Carrera GT

By Mike Vulpo Sep 29, 2015 3:29 AMTags
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Meadow Walker is looking for justice in her father's death.

Close to two years after Paul Walker passed away in a tragic car crash, his daughter is filing a wrongful death lawsuit against Porsche.

According to court documents obtained by E! News, the 16-year-old and her lawyers allege that the Porsche Carrera GT "lacked safety features...that could have prevented the accident or, at a minimum, allowed Paul Walker to survive the crash."

The suit alleges that Porsche knew that the specific car in Paul's case "had a history of instability and control issues." The company, however, reportedly "failed to install its electronic stability control system, which is specifically designed to protect against the swerving actions inherent in hyper-sensitive vehicles of this type." 

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For those who don't recall, law enforcement ruled the cause of the crash was speeding at rates between 80 and 93 MPH. According to the lawsuit, however, Paul's driver Roger Rodas may have only been going between 63 and 71 MPH when it lost control.

The lawsuit goes on to allege that a "defective" seat belt prevented Paul from escaping the vehicle before it caught on fire.

"The bottom line is that the Porsche Carrera GT is a dangerous car," Meadow's lawyer Jeff Milam said in a statement to E! News. "It doesn't belong on the street. And we shouldn't be without Paul Walker or his friend, Roger Rodas."

While Porsche said they could not comment on specifics of the case, a spokesperson released a statement to E! News saying, "As we have said before, we are very sad whenever anyone is hurt in a Porsche vehicle, but we believe the authorities' reports in this case clearly establish that this tragic crash resulted from reckless driving and excessive speed." 

Putting legal cases aside, Meadow remains focused on keeping her parent's legacy alive with the Paul Walker Foundation. 

"I love so much about him," she wrote while celebrating his birthday earlier this month. "I wanted to start this foundation because I want to share that piece of him with others...I can't think of a better way to celebrate my father."

TMZ was first to report the lawsuit.

—Reporting by Holly Passalaqua

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