Paul Walker's Daughter to Receive $10 Million in Car Accident Settlement
Paul Walker's high schooler little girl got a $10.1 million settlement from the estate of the man who steered the Porsche in the on-screen character's lethal 2013 crash, a court documenting that surfaced Thursday affirmed.
"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," the 17-year-old's lawyer Jeff Milam said in his statement to PEOPLE on Thursday.
Rodas and Walker were in a Porsche Carrera GT that at last slammed and blasted in Santa Clarita, California, on Nov. 20, 2013. The on-screen character was in the traveler seat of the car at the time, and both men were killed at the scene.
Meadow is still claiming against Porsche, asserting different design defects in the car brought about the accident. However, a judge lately brought nearly identical lawsuit filed by Roger's widow, noting the design defect claims are not supportable.
The settlement was made in 2014, however it went under the radar in the courts since it was recorded under the name Meadow W. She got over $7.2M and her legal counselor caught just shy of $3M.
"The issues in the cases are very different. The federal case was filed on behalf of Roger Rodas, who was the driver of the Porsche Carrera GT and was killed instantly upon impact," Milam told E! News in response to the judge's ruling. "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."
In 2001, Walker gained international fame for his portrayal of Brian O'Conner in the street racing action film The Fast and the Furious, and would reprise the role in five of the next six installments.