Every year, people are killed in car accidents and crashes. Some cars are not always properly equipped to keep their drivers and passengers safe. In 2013, the “Fast and Furious” star, Paul Walker, and his friend, who was driving the vehicle, were killed in a terrible crash. Walker’s friend, Roger W. Rodas, was driving a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT. The car crashed into a light pole and three trees before catching on fire. The car was traveling at about 55 miles per hour when it went out of control and went off the road.
The lawsuit filed claimed that the car did not have the proper safety equipment and crash protection that could have prevented the deaths of the two men. The suit also stated that the car company involved was aware of the lack of protection and did not notify the owner about these safety issues. The families of the victims are seeking an unspecified amount in damages.
There are accidents that occur every day that are similar to the one that took the lives of Paul Walker and his friend. At Michael J. O’Connor & Associates, we work hard to support the victims of accidents caused by third party negligence. Everyone should be confident that they are driving a safe vehicle. Nobody should die the way Walker and Rodas did. We are here to protect and fight for your rights. We want you to always be safe.