Injuries and/or deaths caused by cars that are defective and/or have defective parts have been discussed in various posts within this site. Many high-profile lawsuits regarding these alleged auto defects have recently been filed.
A high-profile wrongful death lawsuit has recently been filed regarding the November 2013 crash involving Paul Walker and Roger Rodas. The lawsuit was filed by Kristine Rodas, the widow of Roger Rodas, against Porsche. The crash that led to the deaths of Paul Walker and Roger Rodas occurred as they were in a Porsche Carrera GT.
An excerpt regarding this lawsuit, from the May 13, 2014 Autoweek article titled “Kristine Rodas sues Porsche for wrongful death of husband Roger” :
The suit filed against Porsche Cars North America says Rodas was driving at 55 mph, not in excess of 90 mph as the official crash investigators determined. It also says the vehicle lacked a proper crash cage and safety features in the gas tank that could have saved the men. Finally, the suit claims a failure in the Porsche’s suspension forced it to careen out of control in Santa Clarita, Calif., striking a lamppost and several trees before it came to rest and burst into flames. The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages from Porsche Cars North America.
“The Carrera GT was unsafe for its intended use by reason of defects in its manufacture, design, testing, component and constituents, so that it would not safely serve its purpose,” according to the suit.
The article also discusses the findings and conclusion of the official investigations conducted by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and the California Highway Patrol, as well as a statement from Porsche.
Additional details and possible updates concerning this wrongful death lawsuit that alleges auto defects can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Autoweek article mentioned above as well as the boston.com article of May 13 titled “Porsche Sued Over Crash That Killed Paul Walker.”
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