After actor Paul Walker tragically passed away in a car crash, his daughter Meadow Walker wasn’t going to sit by and just accept the circumstances. Paul had been the passenger in a Porsche Carerra GT, and Meadow filed a wrongful death lawsuit alleging the car was lacking some safety features that could have ultimately saved her father’s life.
Porsche has now responded to the claims and is taking no responsibility for the accident, saying that Paul understood the risks of getting into such a car.
The company stated that he “knowingly and voluntarily assumed all risk, perils and danger in respect to the use of the subject 2005 Carrera GT.” Furthermore, the “risk 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.”
Since Paul was a “was a knowledgeable and sophisticated user of the car,” Porsche is also claiming that Meadow is not owed any compensation from the fateful accident.
Meadow’s attorney is continuing to say otherwise.
“Contrary to Porsche’s assertions, the facts are clear: Paul was the passenger in a car that was not designed to protect its occupants in a crash on a dry, empty straightaway in broad daylight and at speeds well below the vehicle’s advertised capabilities. 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.”
One can hope that Paul’s family will find the peace that they deserve following such a tragic loss.
Which side of the issue do you stand on?
More in News
Did Sony and Disney Plant Hints of the ‘Silk’ Movie in Two Films?
Amy Pascal announced on Friday that Sony would move forward with a Silk solo pic. The Korean-American superhero will serve as...June 22, 2018
ABC Moves Forward with ‘Roseanne’ Spinoff
After attacking former President Barack Obama’s adviser Valerie Jarrett in a racist tweet, Roseanne Barr found herself without a job as...June 22, 2018
Calm Down, Nerds, an ‘Obi Wan’ One-Off Film Is Still in the Works
Star Wars studio Lucasfilm and their mother company Disney on Friday announced that they will still move forward with their slate...June 22, 2018
Surprise, Trevor Noah Had a Role in ‘Black Panther’
Trevor Noah surprised many this week when he pointed out that he had a role in Black Panther that went widely...June 22, 2018
Devi Lovato Sings About Breaking Her Sobriety
Demi Lovato has broken her sobriety after six years and shared the news by releasing a new song about it. The...June 22, 2018
Johnny Depp Gets Candid About Pretty Much Everything
Jonny Depp just got really candid in an interview with Rolling Stone. The concept for the article, written by Stephen Rodrick,...June 22, 2018