Meadow Walker, the daughter of deceased actor Paul Walker, has reached a settlement with the driver in the car accident that claimed the actor’s life. The settlement has just recently been made public and was actually reached back in 2014. The accident occurred in November of 2013 when Walker was traveling as a passenger in a Porsche. Speeding is believed to be the cause of that accident, although wrongful death and product liability suits have been filed against Porsche by the driver’s widow. Recently, it was ruled that Porsche bears no liability. The settlement award for Meadow’s suit is in the amount of $10.1 million.
Speeding is an example of reckless and negligent driving that can cause a deadly accident. The Association for Safe International Road Travel estimates that there are 37,000 people killed in traffic accidents in the United States annually. Many more people suffer serious injuries that can alter the quality of their lives. Tragically, the vast majority of all auto accident could be avoided and are caused by a form of negligence. Fortunately, victims may have the right to recover compensation for their medical expenses, lost wages, damages to property, and mental anguish. If you have suffered damages in an auto accident, it is imperative to seek a legal consultation from an experienced personal injury attorney.
At Meyerkord & Kurth, our St. Louis auto accident attorneys will fight aggressively to hold all negligent parties accountable. We have recovered more than $350 million in compensation for our clients and will work to provide you with the justice you deserve. Contact our Missouri office today for a free no-obligation consultation.