Paul Walker’s Dad Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Porsche

26 Nov 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Paul Walker’s dad suing Porsche.

The father of the late Fast & Furious star Paul Walker is to become the latest family member to sue German carmaker Porsche over his son’s death, reports Entertainment Weekly.Walker snr – the executor of his son’s estate – is suing the company over the 2013 crash and claims the vehicle in which his son was a passenger lacked safety features which could have saved his life, reports our sister paper The Mirror .

He has claimed that the Carrera GT lacked features including door reinforcements, a stability-controlled system and a breakaway fuel line to stop the car from bursting into flames following a collision. Walker’s father is seeking unspecified damages – and it comes a week after Porsche responded to a wrongful death lawsuit from his daughter Meadow Rain . In a seven-page defence of the earlier lawsuit, the car manufacturer stated he was aware of the “risk, perils and danger” involved in driving in the car. The company also called Walker “a knowledgeable and sophisticated user of the 2005 Carrera GT,” Porsche’s lawyers stated in response to the lawsuit by Meadow Walker, the actor’s daughter. “If Porsche had designed the car to include proper safety features, Paul would have survived, he would be filming Fast And Furious 8, and Meadow Walker would have the father she adored,” Mr Milam said. The inquiry by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and California Highway Patrol concluded that it was unsafe speed and not mechanical problems that caused the crash.

Meadow Walker claims the car’s seatbelts were poorly designed to effectively trap passengers in the event of a crash, and is denying suggestions in a police report that the Porsche was travelling at around 90mph when the accident happened. Porsche has hit back, insisting that because the limited edition car had allegedly been “abused and altered” as well as “misused and improperly maintained”, Walker’s death was the actor’s “own comparative fault”.

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