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June 11, 2014 - By Injury Law Group

Paul Walker Porsche Crash

Auto Accidents

An interesting lawsuit comes from the tragic loss of Hollywood actor, Paul Walker, and race car driver, Roger Rodas, in California on November 30, 2013 .  Rodas’ widow is now filing a lawsuit against Porsche, citing negligence as the cause of death of her husband and Paul Walker.  She is also suing for product liability and wrongful death, with her celebrity attorney, Mark Geragos.  Court documents filed by Mrs. Rodas describe the 2005  Porsche Carrera GT her husband was driving as an “ultra-high-performance-super-sports car for the road, that goes from zero to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds and has a top speed of 205 miles per hour.”  The statement of claim argues that such a high-powered sports car should have a higher crash protection standard and that a mechanical malfunction was what caused Rodas to veer off the road.  Kristine Rodas’ lawyer, Mark Geragos, hired investigators to evaluate wreckage at the scene and they determined that Rodas was driving 55 miles per hour before the vehicle lost control.  These reports contradict the Los Angeles County coroner’s report that the vehicle was speeding at more than 100 miles per hour as well as the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office and California Highway Patrol investigations which focused on speed.  Porsche also pointed to the discrepancy and said that “the crash was subject of a very detailed investigation by the authorities, both the California Highway Patrol and the L.A. County Sheriff’s Office.  The reports showed that driving at a high speed in a negligent manner caused the crash. Both concluded that there was no mechanical defect of the vehicle involved.  Their investigation disproves in the allegations in the lawsuit.”  This case appears to be a very challenging one due to the fact that the expert reports are contradicting one another.  It may be an uphill battle to prove that the initial reports about the speed of the vehicle were incorrect.   To read more about this law suit, click on the link below.

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