Paul Walker's father, Paul Walker Sr., is also filing a lawsuit against Porsche for the wrongful death of his son, months after grand-daughter Meadow Walker did.
Paul Walker Sr. is the executor of Walker's estate. He is claiming that Paul and his friend Roger Rodas, who both died in the accident, were placed at greater risk due to problems with the Carrera GT they were driving.
These problems include: a lack of a stability-control system, no side-door reinforcements, and a missing breakaway fuel line. The latter could have potentially stopped the car from going up in flames after impacting three trees. Had the vehicle met the correct standards of safety, the lawsuit claims "Paul Walker would be alive today.”
Paul's father's claim must go up against the already established official police report which ruled the cause of death was due to speeding, as the vehicle was going at a speed between 80 and 90 MPH moments before the crash.
Porsche has already spoken out with the following statement:
"Mr. Walker knowingly and voluntarily assumed all risk, perils and danger in respect to the use of the subject 2005 Carerra 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 the PCNA in an amount equivalent to Mr.Walker's fault."
Also, click here for Porsche's response to Meadow Walker's lawsuit.