Paul Walker’s daughter settles wrongful death lawsuit with Porsche

Actor Paul Walker attends the World Premiere of 'Fast & Furious 6' at Empire Leicester Square on May 7, 2013 in London, England.
Actor Paul Walker attends the World Premiere of 'Fast & Furious 6' at Empire Leicester Square on May 7, 2013 in London, England. im P. Whitby/Getty Images

Paul Walker’s 18-year-old daughter Meadow has settled her wrongful death lawsuit with Porsche over her late father’s November 2013 death.

Meadow and Porsche reached a resolution in her wrongful death lawsuit for an undisclosed amount on Oct. 16, according to court documents obtained by Entertainment Tonight.

The court documents state that Meadow’s cases against Porsche “have been resolved in their entirety,” and she further requests the dismissal of these cases.

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Walker’s father, Paul Walker III, also settled a separate lawsuit against the German automobile manufacturer.

Walker died in a car accident on Nov. 30, 2013, when the Porsche he was riding in crashed and exploded in Santa Clarita, Calif., at the age of 40. The crash also killed the Porsche’s driver, Roger Rodas.

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The wrongful death lawsuit, filed against Porsche in 2015, alleged that Walker would still be alive if the company had installed proper safety features inside the car.

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In the court documents, Meadow’s lawyers asserted that despite Porsche “knowing that the Carrera GT had a history of instability and control issues,” the automobile company “failed to install its electronic stability control system,” which they say is “specifically designed to protect against the swerving actions inherent in hyper-sensitive vehicles of this type.”

Porsche responded in November 2013 to Meadow’s lawsuit, stating that the actor was responsible for his own death. The car company also stated that the car was “altered,” as well as “misused and improperly maintained.”

“PCNA alleges that Mr. Walker knowingly and voluntarily assumed all risk, perils, and danger in respect to the use of the subject 2005 Carrera GT, that the perils, risks and dangers were open and obvious and known to him, and that he chose to conduct himself in a manner so as to expose himself to such perils, dangers and risks, thus assuming all the risks involved in using the vehicle,” the court documents read. “Mr. Walker’s death, and all other injuries or damages claimed, were the result of Mr. Walker’s own comparative fault.”

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In March 2014, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and California Highway Patrol concluded in a report that the fatal crash was due to unsafe speed, not mechanical problems. Investigators said the Porsche was going up to 94 mph (151 kph) in a 45 mph (72 kph) zone when it spun out of control, hitting the sidewalk then later a tree and light post when it crashed.

READ MORE: Paul Walker’s daughter gets $10.1-million in car crash settlement

Meadow was awarded $10.1 million after a settlement with Rodas’ estate in April 2015, which is reportedly to be paid into a trust.

Walker left his entire estate, worth $25 million, in the hands of his daughter according to his will, obtained by People in February 2014.

Last month, Meadow celebrated what would have been her father’s 44th birthday with a post on Instagram. She shared a photo of the two dancing, and promoted the Paul Walker Foundation Do Good Challenge.

She challenged her followers to do good and share a video or photo of their random act of kindness.

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