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Paul Walker's Father Sues Porsche Over Deadly Crash

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Paul Walker's father filed a negligence and wrongful death lawsuit against Porsche on Wednesday over the 2013 car accident that killed the Fast & Furious actor. The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages.

The star's dad claims the Porsche Carrera GT lacked safety features that could have saved Paul's life.

The executor of his son's estate included items from other lawsuits Porsche is currently facing — including side-door reinforcements, a stability control system, and a breakaway fuel line to help prevent flames following a collision — which could have lead to his survival if the vehicle was properly equipped.

Related: Porsche Responds To Meadow Walker's Lawsuit

Most recently, the car company claimed Mr. Walker was "a knowledgeable and sophisticated user of the 2005 Carrera GT," thus denying the lawsuit filed by Paul's daughter, Meadow Walker.

Meadow's attorney, Jeff Milam, slammed the statement and shared:

"If Porsche had designed the car to include proper safety features, Paul would have survived, he would be filming 'Fast and Furious 8,' and Meadow Walker would have the father she adored."

Porsche will undoubtably comment on this claim, so we'll wait for their response and bring you the latest.

[Image via WENN.]

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Porsche Files Response To Meadow Walker's Wrongful Death Lawsuit — Says Paul Walker 'Assumed All Risk'

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Porsche is standing by their previous claim that Paul Walker's tragic car crash was a result of "reckless driving and excessive speed."

Back in September, the late Fast & Furious star's daughter Meadow Walker filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the car company, stating that the Porsche Carrera GT lacked safety features that could have prevented the accident.

Related: Meadow Pays Tribute To Her Father

According to court documents obtained by E! News, Porsche responded to the accusations, saying:

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Paul Walker Was Digitally Recreated In Many Furious 7 Scenes — But Which THREE Were The Hardest?

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This is both touching and fascinating.

After Paul Walker died in a November 2013 car accident filming Furious 7, director James Wan and the visual effects team were tasked with digitally re-creating the late franchise star in several scenes to complete the film.

Filmmakers didn't want to discuss which shots were which at the time of the film's release, as they thought it would be distracting.

Related: Paul's Daughter Suing Porsche Over Father's Death

But nearly two years after the star's death, the film's creative team at Weta has revealed out of the 350 shots they worked on, a few scenes in which that they had to re-create the actor were especially challenging to pull off.

Surprisingly, artists said that the fast-paced action scenes were the easier scenes to work on. Visual-effects supervisor Martin Hill said the toughest were:

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Porsche Responds To Meadow Walker's Wrongful Death Lawsuit

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Well, this didn't take long.

On Tuesday, Porsche responded to Meadow Walker's wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of her late father, Paul Walker.

Meadow had sued the company on the grounds that the Porsche Carrera GT, the vehicle Walker was driving at the time of his deadly accident, is too dangerous and shouldn't have been on the road to begin with.

Related: Paul's Daughter Suing Porsche Over Her Father's Death

Obviously, Porsche didn't skip a beat in their curt response, stating:

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Paul Walker's Daughter Suing Porsche Over Her Father's Death

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Meadow claims the car company knew the model that crashed wasn't as safe as it should have been.

Paul Walker's daughter Meadow has filed a lawsuit against Porsche for the wrongful death of her father.

The late actor was riding in a Porsche Carrera GT in the car crash that resulted in his untimely passing. According to the papers filed by the 16-year-old's lawyers, the Furious 7 star had survived the impact, but the seatbelt had "snapped Walker's torso back with thousands of pounds of force, thereby breaking his ribs and pelvis" so he couldn't get out of the vehicle.

The documents said that when the car caught fire almost a minute and a half later, Paul "breathed soot into his trachea while the Porsche Carrera GT burned."

Photo: Meadow Shares A Touching Tribute On Paul's Birthday

While authorities had said the accident was caused because the car's driver, Roger Rodas, was speeding over 80 miles per hour, the suit says he wasn't going faster than 71 MPH.

Meadow's lawyers also claimed the car wouldn't have lost control if it had a better stabilization system.

The papers say the Carrera GT model had "a history of instability and control issues," and the manufacturers were fully aware of that.

The teen's lawyers argue that Porsche should have included its Stability Management System in the vehicle — which is found in a variety of its cars — because it would have stopped the swerving.

But they believe the company left them out of the design on purpose.

The lawsuit also targeted other parts, pointing out that they allowed the car to catch fire. Meadow's team has spoken out, saying Porsche knew the GT wasn't safe enough to be on the road.

[Image via Meadow Walker/Instagram.]

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Paul Walker's Daughter Meadow Pays Tribute To Her Father With Big News On What Would've Been His 42nd Birthday!

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This is so sweet.

Meadow Walker, the daughter of late actor Paul, paid tribute to her daddy today on what would've been his 42nd birthday.

[ Related: Vin Diesel And The Cast Of Furious 7 Try Not To Cry As They Honor Paul And Meadow At The TCAs ]

Posting a throwback pic of the two of them together during her early childhood (above), Meadow reflected on what her daddy meant to her in a very touching memoriam. Here's what she wrote (below):

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