Porsche Sued In Paul Walker Accident

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  1. BethSucks

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    (CNN) -- Roger Rodas' widow is suing Porsche for the fatal accident that claimed the lives of her race car driver husband and actor Paul Walker.
    Kristine Rodas filed the suit this week against Porsche Cars North America, citing negligence as the cause of death of her husband and the 40-year-old "Fast and the Furious" star on November 30 in Santa Clarita, California. Backed by celebrity attorney Mark Geragos, she is also suing for product liability and wrongful death.
    Paul Walker's death 'gruesome and swift' Report: Walker going 100+ MPH in crash
    Roger Rodas, 38 at the time of his death, spent his competitive racing career driving Porsche cars. According to the court documents, he and Walker first met on the race track when Rodas was driving a Porsche owned by the actor. A few years later the two men formed the racing team Always Evolving Racing, where they were both drivers.
    "Although Mr. Rodas had a passion for cars, Mr. Rodas was first and foremost dedicated to his family, his wife, Kristine, and their two young children," the complaint states.
    The court documents filed by Kristine Rodas describe the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT that her husband was driving as a 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 complaint argues that such a high-powered sports car should have a higher standard of crash protection, and that a mechanical malfunction forced Rodas to veer off the road.
    Geragos also hired investigators to evaluate wreckage at the scene, who determined that Rodas was driving 55 mph before the vehicle went out of control. This contradicts the Los Angeles County coroner's report that car was speeding at more than 100 mph, and the investigations by the Los Angeles County Sherriff's Office and California Highway Patrol that focused on speed.
    Porsche pointed to the discrepancy.
    "As you know, 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," said Bernd Harling, Head of Public Relations for Porsche Cars North America. "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."
    Harling added that since the crash is now the subject of litigation, Porsche will not comment on it further. He expressed his sincere condolences for the Rodas and Walker families' losses.
    Walker's former publicist Ame Van Iden does not have information about whether the Walker family is also considering legal action against Porsche.
    Walker is survived by his parents, Cheryl Walker and Paul Walker Sr., four siblings and 15-year-old daughter, Meadow.
    CNN's Carolyn Sung contributed to this report.

    http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/16/showb...s-crash-porsche-lawsuit/index.html?hpt=hp_bn9
     
  2. greyt

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    if someone dies doing something stupid then someone else must be held financially responsible. makes sense to me
     
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    If Porsche had a set, they'd counter sue this cunt.
     
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    Porsche has had a lot of problems lately. It took a class action lawsuit for them to even admit the IMS bearing issue.
     
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    I hope his wife loses this case. Her husband was an asshole, that drove like a jerkoff, and killed himself. She should just be happy some innocent bystander was not hurt or killed, because her husband had to show off. he was a trained driver, and knew the risk. These frivolous court cases are getting ridiculous.
     
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    I hope they do. He was a professional driver.
     
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    and why isn't Hulk Hogan's son sitting in jail cell?
     
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    This sounds as bad as Michael Jackson's blood sucking family suing the owners of the Staple Center who were promoting his comeback tour and blaming them for forcing the doctor to give him drugs. :facepalm:
     
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    Where 'a Mlaw to explain to us why this lawsuit is legit and how the lawyers aren't scumbags?
     
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    You betcha...

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    "Geragos also hired investigators to evaluate wreckage at the scene, who determined that Rodas was driving 55 mph before the vehicle went out of control. This contradicts the Los Angeles County coroner's report that car was speeding at more than 100 mph, and the investigations by the Los Angeles County Sherriff's Office and California Highway Patrol that focused on speed."

    What a great illustrious "media" we have.

    A car can go 100mph AND " go out of control" at 55mph. They're not mutually exclusive.
     
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    55MPH? Nigga please.
     
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    Lawsuits like this are the reason you pay twice what you should for a ladder.
     
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    pathetic
     
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    No jury will view those photos and ever accept that he was doing 55mph, if only because the car hit the tree so hard that the tree split the body in half. at 55 mph the front of the car would have accordianed. you probably have to go way faster to not give the car body the chance to crumple.
     
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    No surprise that human slug, Mark Geragos, has his slimy name all over this
     
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    Those guys are geniuses, problem is the speed limit on city streets around an industrial park is around 35-40 mph. So they prove the shithead was still reckless and negligent!
     
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    This model does have glaring issues with handling but in no way were they going 55.
     
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    I still feel sorry about those guys, even though it was their own recklessness at fault. Paul was affiliated with legit charities I guess and that says something about his character. Also what a horrible way to go, on fire breathing it into your own respiratory system. And that tree is still standing! Wow.