Reports from NYDaily confirms that Paul Walker’s teen daughter got a cash compensation ($10.1m) from the estate of the driver in the deadly crash.
Meadow Walker got the said amount as settlement for the November 2013 crash that ended the life of the famous Fast and Furious actor Paul Walker.
She was only 15 years old at the time of his father’s passing. Paul Walker was aged 40 when the Porsche super car hit a concrete light pole and busted into flames at Santa Clarita, California on November 30, 2013.
Rodas was in control of the Porsche Carrera GT on that ill-fated day.
A court filing that surfaced Thursday confirmed that Roger Rodas’ estate agreed to pay the amount since November 2014 but there was a delay in the payout because the court paperwork could not be executed due to errors.
The paperwork was undetected because it was filed under an abbreviated name – Meadow W.
According to the court paper which came to light on Thursday, Meadow will get $7.26 million in a trust while close to $2.9 million will be assigned for fees.
“There is no clear evidence that Roger Rodas was directing the car through any particular unsafe maneuvers when the car went out of control. Nevertheless, he is responsible, in part, for the accident,” an attachment to the settlement agreement filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court said.
“In addition to economic loss caused by her father’s death, Meadow Walker’s claim is also for the loss of his love, companionship, comfort, care, assistance, protection, affection, society, moral support and his training and guidance,” the paperwork first reported by City News Service said.
The court file document added that the cash settlement was paid in part by insurance connected to Rodas and his company, Always Evolving.
In connection with the court case against Rodas’ estate, Meadow also initiated a lawsuit in California court against Porsche for wrongful death action. The fast car did not utilize it’s safety functions which could have saved the handsome actor.
Paul Walker’s death “was trapped and burned to death because of the vehicle’s defects,” said Meadow Walker’s lawyer in relation to her lawsuit against Porsche.
On Monday, another judge handling a separate lawsuit on behalf of Rodas’ widow in federal court dismissed the case against Porsche.
“The federal judge said there was not enough evidence to prove Kristine Rodas’ claim that vehicle defects caused her husband’s death.”
Meadow’s lawyer is positive that the federal court rejection of Kristen’s case will not affect their pending legal action expected against Porsche in Los Angeles County Superior Court.
Meadow’s lawyer Jeff Milam said in a statement Tuesday that “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.”