Walker died in November 2013 when the Porsche Carrera GT his friend, Roger Rodas, was driving collided with a power pole and caught fire. According to Meadow's suit, the Carrera GT "lacked safety features ... that could have prevented the accident or, at a minimum, allowed Paul Walker to survive the crash."
The suit alleges that Porsche knew the Carrera GT "had a history of instability and control issues," but that the company failed to install its electronic stability control system. Meadow's lawyers claim that the car featured a "defective" seat belt, design which prevented Walker from exiting the car after the crash.
Meadow's lawyers assert that the seat belt "snapped Walker's torso back with thousands of pounds of force, thereby breaking his ribs and pelvis" and trapping him in the car, "where he remained alive until the vehicle erupted into flames one minute and twenty seconds later."
The suit also claims that the fire was caused by faulty "rubber fuel lines" and that "absent these defects in the Porsche Carrera GT, Paul Walker would be alive today."
The amount of damages Meadow is seeking is not known.