April 8, 2016


Paul Walker's Teen Daughter Wins $10 Million Settlement Over Fatal Accident

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Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank

Two and a half years after Fast and the Furious actor Paul Walker's death, word is out that his daughter Meadow, now 17, received a $10.1 million settlement from the estate of the man who was driving the car in the accident that took both men's lives. TMZ reports that the settlement was made in 2014 but has only now been made public.

Here's what lawyer Jeff Milam (who reportedly netted $3 million of the payout) told People about the situation:

"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."

TMZ notes that "a judge just threw out an almost identical lawsuit filed by Rodas' widow, saying the design defect claims were unsupportable." Rodas was not found to have been driving unsafely at the time of the accident. The site is uncertain how much of the payout comes from Rodas' estate and how much from his insurance.