The daughter of late Hollywood actor Paul Walker has been granted a $10.1 million settlement. The court reportedly found in favour of Meadow Walker, 17, in 2014 when Roger Rodas, the man driving the car in the fatal accident, was found ‘partly to blame for fatal accident.’
According to TMZ, the ruling means Meadow was awarded around $7 million while Attorney Jeff Milam received $3 million, but details of the case have only just come to light, two years on.
Most notably in this case – originally filed under ‘Meadow W’ – it was agreed that Rodas was ‘not directing the car through any particularly unsafe maneuvers when it went out of control.’ It was deemed a ‘small fraction’ of what Meadow should have received and she is determined to press on with a case against car manufacturer Porsche for ‘design defects’, the website claims.
News of the ruling comes after a judge acting on behalf of Roger’s widow Kristine Rodas cleared Porsche of any wrongdoing in their deaths, just last week. In a separate case, Kristine filed a wrongful death/product liability lawsuit alleging a combination of four defects had caused the horrific 2013 crash that killed her husband and the Fast And Furious star. However, the court’s decision does not undermine the case of Paul’s daughter Meadow, her attorney went on to say in a statement.
Jeff Milam said Rodas was killed instantly upon impact, adding, ‘Meadow’s father… was a passenger in the car. He survived the crash but was trapped and burned to death because of the vehicle’s defects.’