Paul Walker’s Daughter Wins Settlement Over Her Father’s Death

It’s been nearly two and a half years since actor Paul Walker was killed in a car accident in L.A. This weekend, we learned that his now 17-year-old daughter Meadow finally received a healthy settlement over his passing.

TMZ reports that Meadow — Walker’s only daughter — received $10.1 million in 2014 from the estate of Roger Rodas, Walker’s friend who was driving the Porsche Carrera GT that crashed into a tree and burst into flames on Dec. 1, 2013. Rodas was also killed in the crash.

Meadow Walker’s lawyer, Jeff Milam, said that Rodas was partly responsible for the accident even though court papers indicated he was “not directing the car through any particularly unsafe maneuvers when it went out of control.”

As per E! News, Milam also released the statement found below:

“The amount paid by the estate of Roger Rodas into a trust for Meadow Walker only covers a fraction of what her father would have earned as an international movie star had his life not tragically been cut short. Through his estate, Mr. Rodas, the driver of the car, took partial responsibility for the crash. Meadow’s lawsuit against Porsche AG—a $13 billion corporation—intends to hold the company responsibly for producing a vehicle that was defective and caused Paul Walker’s death.”

Furious 7, which Walker was filming at the time of his death, has grossed over $1.5 billion worldwide. The Fast and the Furious franchise as a whole is worth nearly $4 billion in global grosses, as per Box Office Mojo.

(via Mashable)