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Paul Walker's Daughter Meadow Sues Porsche Over Fatal Crash

by Alex Ungerman 5:50 PM PDT, September 28, 2015
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After the accident that took Paul Walker’s life in 2013, his daughter Meadow is suing Porsche for negligence and wrongful death claims in court documents obtained by ET.

The 16 year old's lawsuit against the auto manufacturer claims that the Fast and Furious star "survived the physical forces of the collision," and that it was ultimately design flaws that caused the late actor to become trapped in the car during an automobile fire.

"It is with great reluctance that Meadow Walker has authorized the filing of this lawsuit on her own behalf and as heir to Paul Walker's estate," Jeff Milam, Meadow's lawyer, said in a statement to ET. "She's a teenage girl who is still dealing with the tragic loss of her father. She values her privacy and won't be making any comment. We ask everyone to respect that."

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"The Walker family, like the Rodas family, would not have to grieve their loss if Porsche hadn't put a faulty product on the road," Mark Geragos, lawyer for the Rodas family, said to ET.

The attorney for the family of Roger Rodas, who also died in the accident that killed Paul, also provided a statement to ET.

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"The Walker family, like the Rodas family, would not have to grieve their loss if Porsche hadn't put a faulty product on the road," the statement reads.

On Sept. 12, Paul's birthday, Meadow announced in a moving Instagram post that she was launching a foundation in her father's name.

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"Reflecting on my father, I found myself reflecting on his passions. His passion for the ocean, his passion for rescuing animals, his passion for helping people and his passion for spontaneous goodwill," she wrote.

"I wanted to start this foundation because I want to share that piece of him with the world," she continued. "I want to share that part of him with others. I am tremendously proud to be launching The #PaulWalkerFoundation (@paulwalkerfdn) on his birthday. I can't think of a better way to celebrate my father. #DoGood"

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Paul and Roger died over Thanksgiving weekend in 2013 after their car crashed in Santa Clarita, California.

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