Actor, Paul walker, died in a car crash Nov. 2013. Fans of the Fast and Furious star are still mourning the loss. His 16-year-old daughter is among those who are still suffering from his death. His daughter has filed a wrongful death lawsuit.
Walker died in a single car crash when the driver of the Porshe where he was a passenger, lost control of the vehicle. The 2005 Porshe Carrera GT crashed into a tree. The sports car burst into flames that ultimately killed the two men in the car. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department ruled that the crash was due to excessive speed.
Unlike the sheriff's report, the lawsuit alleges that mechanical failure was the true cause of the car accident. The lawsuit alleges that this Porshe model lacked appropriate safety features that could have prevented the accident or prevent the accident from turning fatal.
At issue is the history of instability and control in the Porshe Carrera GT. It has been reported that soot was found in Walker's trachea. This seems to support the allegation that there was a defective seatbelt that prevented the actor from leaving the car before it caught fire.
A wrongful death lawsuit can be brought when a death occurs as the result of the negligence of another person or corporate entity. Whether it is a fatal car crash or defective product, a wrongful death lawsuit may be brought to recover compensation for loss. An attorney can assist families determine their legal options in these types of cases.
Source: The Huffington Post, "Paul Walker's Daughter Meadow Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Porshe," Cavan Sieczowski, Sept. 29, 2015