Almost three years after his death, Paul Walker’s daughter Meadow has reached a $10.1 million settlement with the estate of Roger Rodas, the driver in the fatal accident that killed her father.
The settlement news comes just days after Rodas' widow Kristine lost her court battle with Porsche. A judge ruled that Porsche was not at fault for the 2013 crash that killed Walker and Rodas in Santa Clarita, California.
Meadow’s attorney Jeff Milam said in a statement, "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.”
He added, "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 responsible for producing a vehicle that was defective and caused Paul Walker's death.”
Milam said Meadow will “continue to fight to hold Porsche accountable for selling a defective product that kills. The issues in the cases are very different. Meadow’s father, Paul Walker, was a passenger in the car. He survived the crash but was trapped and burned to death because of the vehicle’s defects."
He continued, "A significant portion of the judge's decision was based on the rejection of evidence because of missed deadlines and also a failure to sue Porsche AG, the manufacturer."