DC Car Accident Attorneys Go Over Paul Walker Car Accident

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DC Car Accident Attorneys Go Over Paul Walker

One of most headline-making celebrity car accidents in recent history was a fatal car wreck involving Paul Walker, the star of the Fast and Furious film franchise, and his friend and financial adviser Roger Rodas, who died on Nov. 30, 2013. The two died after Rodas, who was driving, crashed a Porsche Carrera GT into a tree going a speed of more than 100 mph and burst into flames, according to the coroner’s report. Eventually, Walker’s daughter Meadow Walker enlisted car accident lawyers to file a lawsuit against Porsche.

Following the actor’s death, the coroner’s report stated that Walker had died of the combined effects of traumatic and thermal injuries while Rodas, a professional driver, died of multiple traumatic injuries. Neither Drugs nor alcohol was detected in either men.

“For an unknown reason the driver lost control of the vehicle and the vehicle partially spun around and began to travel in a south-easterly direction,” Kristy McCracken, the investigator for the Los Angeles coroner explained.

The report continued, “The vehicle then struck a sidewalk and the driver’s side struck a tree and then a light post. The force of these collisions caused the vehicle to spin 180 degrees and it continued to travel in an easterly direction.” The post-car accident coroner report also stated that the passenger side of the vehicle “then struck a tree and it then burst into flames.”

The coroner also explained that Porsche was found “totalled with major traffic collision damage all around and it appeared that the vehicle was almost split in half.” No evidence of foul play was found.

Both Walker and Rodas were pronounced dead at the scene. Two years after the accident, Walker’s daughter contacted car accident lawyers and filed her lawsuit against Porsche, claiming that the car’s 605-horsepower engine and lack of safety features actually prevented her father from surviving the crash. According to the lawsuit, filed by car accident lawyers, Paul Walker was trapped due to the seat belt design and was believed to be alive for a full one minute and 20 seconds after the car crash, and he only died after the automobile “erupted into flames.”

Meanwhile, two months after Meadow Walker filed her lawsuit with the help of a car accident lawyer, Porsche alleged that the actor knew “knowingly and voluntarily assumed all risk, perils and danger in respect to the use of the subject 2005 Carrera GT.”

In 2016, Meadow Walker finally settled her wrongful death lawsuit with Porschet, three years after her father died in the tragic car accident. The terms of the settlement have been kept confidential.

Additionally Paul Walker’s father, Paul Walker III, who was the acting executor of his son’s estate, filed a separate lawsuit against Porsche, with the aid of a car accident lawyer. The car company also settled with the bereaved father.

Like the Meadow Walker did in California, if you or someone you know has had a car accident, contact an experienced auto accident lawyer Washington DC by calling Cohen & Cohen at (202) 955-4529.

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