Porsche Finally Announces Who Was At Fault In The Death Of Paul Walker

Fast and furious.

On November 30, 2013, actor Paul Walker was killed as a passenger in a Porsche Carrera GT.
Fast and furious.

Wrongful death lawsuit.

Meadow Rain Walker, Paul's daughter, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit in California.
Wrongful death lawsuit.

Car control problems.

Meadow, 17, claims that the car had a history of control problems that led to her father’s death and she alleges that Porsche knew of these control problems and did not properly work to correct them.
Car control problems.

Assuming the risk.

In their answer, Porsche lays the blame on Walker and the driver, Roger Rodas. Porsche says that Walker and Rodas voluntarily assumed the risk of driving fast.
Assuming the risk.

Claim.

Porsche claims that the key factor in the crash was their speed, not handling issues, and that this should bar the plaintiff from recovering any damages.
Claim.

Speed limit.

Investigators say they were traveling between 90-100 MPH when the crash occurred. The speed limit on the street where the crash happened was 45 MPH.
Speed limit.

Percentage.

California is a pure competitive fault state, meaning that if the jury assigns any fault to the defendant, the plaintiff will recover a portion of the damages. For instance, if the jury found that Walker was 99% at fault for the crash and Porsche was 1% responsible, Walker’s daughter would receive 1% of the jury award.
Percentage.