As Porsche responds to Meadow Walker’s lawsuit, they are laying the responsibility for the actor’s death solely on Paul himself. In the lawsuit, Meadow claimed that it was a lack of proper stability control along with a defective seat belt that contributed to her father’s death in November 2013. Now, they have issued a response to her claims.
Porsche said 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.”
In short, it claims Walker 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 also points out that the car “was misused and improperly maintained, and that the misuse and improper maintenance proximately caused or contributed to the incident and to Mr. Walker’s death.”
Can she move past those claims and have them prove that he knowingly assumed a risk of death before getting into the Porsche with his friend? What do you think?
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