In September, Paul Walker‘s teenaged daughter, Meadow Rain Walker, filed a lawsuit against the Porsche car manufacturing company alleging that the car that Walker crashed and perished in, a 2005 Carrera GT, did not have a electronic stability control system, and the seatbelt that trapped the actor inside the burning vehicle was faulty.
Porsche responded on November 12, with this statement:
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, risk and danger 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 car company went on to say that the deaths of driver, Roger Rodas, and passenger, Walker, were of their “own comparative fault.” Porsche alleges that the Carrera was altered and “improperly maintained,” which eventually led to the fatal crash. Porsche is looking to get the case thrown out, or at least reduce the amount of money Meadow gets should the case reach a resolution. Meadow also claims that the car was going 63 to 71 mph, which is much less than the 80 to 93 mph that police wrote in their report; it’s a contention that will likely come out in court if the case goes to trial.