Paul Walker Was Responsible For His Own Death Says Porsche
Paul Walker Was Responsible For His Own Death Says Porsche Responding To His Daughter’s Lawsuit
Two months after Paul Walker’s daughter Meadow Walker filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Porsche, the car company has opened up on allegations against them. 16-year-old Meadow, filed a case against Porsche but now Porsche says that Paul Walker was responsible for his own death in a high-speed crash that led to his death on November 30, 2013.
In response to a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Walker’s daughter, the car company said Paul Walker himself was ‘a knowledgeable and sophisticated user of the 2005 Carrera GT.’
However, according to Meadow’s lawsuit, it was actually a lack of proper stability control and a “defective” seatbelt that contributed to her father’s death. She had also alleged that despite Porsche “knowing that the Carrera GT had a history of instability and control issues,” the company “failed to install its electronic stability control system, specifically designed to protect against the swerving actions inherent in hyper-sensitive vehicle of this type.”
Porsche alleges that Paul Walker should not have agreed to go on a high-speed ride in the Carrera GT on city streets as he was already aware of all the dangers involved in doing so.
In a document that was obtained by a leading publication house, the car company”alleges that Mr. Walker knowingly and voluntarily assumed all risk, perils and danger in respect to the use of the subject 2005 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.”
“Mr. Walker’s voluntary assumption of the risk should bar the plaintiff’s recovery or, in the alternative, should reduce the plaintiff’s right to recovery from PCNA in an amount equivalent to Mr. Walker’s fault.”
Indirectly, Porsche claims that Paul Walker always knew the potential dangers involved in driving or riding in the vehicle. Despite referring to the actor as “a knowledgeable and sophisticated user of the 2005 Carrera GT”, Porsche is now insisting that the car “was misused and improperly maintained and that the misuse and improper maintenance which caused or contributed to the incident and to Mr. Walker’s death.”