Paul Walker'south Daughter, Meadow, to Continue Her Lawsuit Against Porsche

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Source:   —  April 07, 2016, at 4:18 PM

"The issues in the cases are very different," Walker'south attorney, Jeff Milam, said in a statement obtained by ABC News. "Meadow'south father, Paul Walker, was a passenger in the car.

Paul Walker'south Daughter, Meadow, to Continue Her Lawsuit Against Porsche

Meadow Walker, the daughter of the late actor Paul Walker, is emotional forward with her lawsuit against Porsche, despite the car manufacturer'south triumph in Ct on Monday in a related case.

"The issues in the cases are very different," Walker'south attorney, Jeff Milam, said in a statement obtained by ABC News. "Meadow'south 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."

On Monday, U. S. District Judge Philip S. Gutierrez ruled in a separate case brought by Kristine Rodas, the widow of Roger Rodas, thirty-eight, that there wasn't sufficient proof to indicate that the Porsche Carrera GT, which Roger Rodas was driving at the time of the crash, lacked basic safety features that could've saved Rodas' life.

The "Quick and Furious" star was in the passenger seat of the car when it crashed into a tree and burst into flames at his charity event in Santa Clarita, California, on Nov. thirty, two thousand thirteen, according to police. Both men were pronounced deceased at the scene, authorities said.

Meadow Walker'south attorney said Monday'south ruling has "number effect" on her pending lawsuit in LA Superior Ct against Porsche AG, Porsche Cars N America and Beverly Hills Porsche.

"A significant piece of the judge'south decision was based on the rejection of proof because of missed deadlines and also a failure to sue Porsche AG, the manufacturer," Milam said in his statement. "Meadow will continue to fight to keep Porsche accountable for selling a faulty product that kills," Milam said.

In the lawsuit, obtained by ABC News, the paperwork cites the car's six hundred five horsepower engine and top speed of two hundred five mph, coupled with the car'south lack of "safety features that are found on well-designed racing cars or even Porsche'south minimum expensive road cars," noting that those features "could've prevented that accident or, at a minimum, allowed Walker to survive the crash."

The suit also alleges that the car company didn't establish an "electronic stability control system, which is specifically designed to defend against the swerving actions inherent in hyper-sensitive vehicles of this type."

Walker was trapped due to the seat belt design, the suit also alleges, claiming he was lively for a full min and twenty seconds after the crash, until the car "erupted into flames."

"Absent these defects in the Porsche Carrera GT, Paul Walker would be lively today," the suit alleges.

People magazine reported that in Ct documents filed in November, Porsche alleges that "Mr. Walker knowingly and voluntarily assumed all risk, perils and danger in respect to the utilize of the subject two thousand five Carrera GT, that the perils, risk and dangers were open and obvious and known to him, and that he chose to conduct himself in a manner as to expose himself to such perils, dangers and risks, thus assuming all the risks involved in using the vehicle."

The company says that his information of the risks should "bar the plaintiff'south recovery or, in the alternative, should reduce the plaintiff'south right to recovery from PCNA in an quantity equivalent to Mr. Walker'south fault,” People reported, noting that Porsche also asserts that the car "was misused and improperly maintained" and that this contributed to the incident.

A representative for Porsche Cars N America told ABC News today that as a matter of policy, the company "does not, and will not, comment on litigation, pending or otherwise."

Rodas' attorney, Label Geragos, said Tuesday that his client will be appealing the judge'south ruling. Rodas' children have also brought a wrongful death lawsuit against Porsche.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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