Meadow Walker Awarded $10.1 Million From Roger Rodas' Estate

by Jackie Willis 7:35 AM PDT, April 08, 2016
Playing Meadow Walker Awarded $10.1 Million From Roger Rodas' Estate

Paul Walker's 17-year-old daughter, Meadow Walker, received a large settlement on Thursday from the estate of Roger Rodas, the driver involved in the fatal car crash that killed both himself and the Fast and Furious star.

"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," Meadow's lawyer, Jeff Milam, said of the $10.1 million settlement, which was reached in 2014.

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On Nov. 20, 2013, Rodas and Walker were riding in a Porsche Carrera GT when it crashed and exploded in Santa Clarita, California. Both men were pronounced dead at the scene.

Earlier this week, Rodas' widow, Kristine, lost her unrelated wrongful death lawsuit against Porsche, in which she claimed that defects to the vehicle were the cause of her husband and Walker's deaths.

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While Meadow and her lawyer feel Rodas was responsible for the crash, they believe the car manufacturer was responsible for Walker's death and are still going forward with their wrongful death lawsuit that was filed in September. "Through his estate, Mr. Rodas, the driver of the car, took partial responsibility for the crash," Milam said in a statement to ET. "Meadow's lawsuit against Porsche AG -- a $13 billion corporation -- intends to hold the company responsible for producing a vehicle that was defective and caused Paul Walker's death."

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