Despite what would seem to be a discouraging sign for her lawsuit against Porsche, Paul Walker‘s daughter is not giving up.
Following news that Roger Rodas’ widow had lost her lawsuit against Porsche, Walker’s daughter, Meadow Walker, vowed on Tuesday to carry on with her own lawsuit.
A statement issued Tuesday by Meadow Walker’s attorney Jeff Milam said Walker’s lawsuit had significant differences between her own suit and that of Rodas’ widow, Kristine Rodas, which was dismissed on Monday.
Walker and Rodas both died following in a 2013 crash in Southern California, with Rodas driving the Porsche Carrera GT they were traveling in.
“The issues in the cases are very different,” Milam’s statement reads. “Meadow’s father, Paul Walker, was a passenger in the car. He survived the crash but was trapped and burned to death because of the vehicle’s defects.”
In a ruling Monday, U.S. District Judge Philip S. Gutierrez granted Porsche’s motion for summary judgment, in part because Rodas died before the fire that resulted from the crash.
“A significant portion of the judge’s decision was based on the rejection of evidence because of missed deadlines and also a failure to sue Porsche AG, the manufacturer.”‘ Milam continued. “Meadow will continue to fight to hold Porsche accountable for selling a defective product that kills.”
Walker filed suit in September, alleging that the Porsche “lacked safety features that are found on well-designed racing cares or even Porsche’s least expensive road cars — features that could have prevented the accident or, at a minimum, allowed Paul Walker to survive the crash.”