Paul Walker’s father appears to have filed a wrongful death suit against Porsche following the actor’s tragic death in December 2013. Paul William Walker III claims that the Porsche Carrera GT lacked required safety features such as stability control systems and side-door reinforcements that could have saved his son’s life.
The news follows earlier news that Meadow Walker, the daughter of the Fast and Furious actor filed a similar wrongful death lawsuit against Porsche. Porsche responded to the lawsuit by stating that the crash was owing to “reckless driving and excessive speed.” They further said that the car was improperly maintained, which could have played a role in the accident as well.
Walker’s tragic death followed a high-speed accident involving a red Carrera GT. Authorities claimed that star was the passenger, while the supercar was being driven by his friend, Roger Rodas, whose wife has also sued Porsche in a state court. Rodas was said to be driving well over the speed limit.
These three lawsuits are not the first involve Porsche’s Carrera GT model. An accident which occurred on a Californian race track back in 2005 resulted in a $4.5 million settlement, 8% of which was paid out by Porsche. It will be interesting to see how this particular lawsuit is settled, or indeed, how a court will determine liability.