New York Car Accident Lawyer Adnan Munawar Comments on High Profile Lawsuit Following Death of Celebrity in Car Accident

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New York Car Accident Lawyer Adnan Munawar, of Munawar & Andrews-Santillo, weighs-in on lawsuit against Porsche, the maker of the car that Paul Walker was riding in when he died in a car crash.

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Kristine M. Rodas, the widow of Roger W. Rodas, who was driving the Porsche sports car that crashed and killed him and actor Paul Walker is suing the automaker, NBC News reported. (Porsche Sued Over Crash That Killed Paul Walker, May 14, 2014). The accident occurred last November when Mr. Walker and Mr. Rodas were driving in a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT, which is capable of going faster than 200 miles per hour. One report claims the car was traveling as fast as 94 mph prior to the deadly crash, though Mrs. Rodas claims her husband was driving only at 55 miles per hour.

The lawsuit (Rodas v. Porsche Inc., Superior Court of California – Central District, Case No. BC545395) is alleging that the vehicle should have had a proper crash cage and certain safety features in the gas take that would have saved the lives of the two men had they been installed. The lawsuit further alleges that the car’s suspension system was responsible for forcing the car to go out of control and crash. The lawyers are contending that the vehicle was “unsafe for its intended use” due to defects in its design, testing, and other features. The Los Angeles County Sherriff’s Department and California Highway Patrol previously concluded that the cause of the accident was driving at an unsafe speed, not mechanical problems, though their investigation was aided by engineers from Porsche. The conflicting reports will be weighed during the ensuing litigation.

“We were deeply saddened when we heard of the death of these two gentlemen last year, and it concerns us further that there may have been safety issues that ultimately played a part in their loss of life,” said Adnan Munawar, Partner at Munawar & Andrews-Santillo LLP. “We have two conflicting reports, both done by professed experts, and whatever the courts ultimately decide will have to involve concluding which of the two they believe. If, in fact, there were problems with the car, then hopefully Porsche will correct any safety issues and own up to its responsibility. This will be an interesting case to follow.”

“Unfortunately to some, this case also highlights how vital it is to have a strong advocate by your side. The initial report concluded that the cause of death was the fault of the driver speeding, but thanks to the help of a savvy attorney and expert investigators, Mrs. Rodas will at least have her day in court. Anyone who finds them self in a same or similar position to Mrs. Rodas would be wise to do what she did: contact an attorney, find out what your rights are, and take action. Consulting with a personal injury attorney is free, and you only ever pay a dime if you win, so you truly do have access to an expert attorney who can handle your claim, be sensitive to your needs, and do everything possible to make sure you get what you deserve so you can focus on what’s important.”

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury, medical condition, or worse, as a result of a motor vehicle accident in New York, you should contact a New York motor vehicle accident lawyer today to receive information about the your rights under the law and how to pursue claims for the compensation you deserve.

About Munawar & Andrews-Santillo, LLP

Munawar & Andrews-Santillo, LLP ("MLawfirm") is a Personal Injury Law Firm in New York City. Our team of highly qualified and skilled attorneys handles and represents clients in a wide range of legal areas including: Car/Auto Accidents, Bike Accidents, Truck Accidents, Construction Accidents, Workers Compensation, Medical Malpractice and No-Fault Collection/Litigation/Arbitration or Accidents. If you need legal help feel free to contact our attorneys. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to our clients. Because Insurance companies have their attorneys, adjusters and representatives well trained to defend, delay and frustrate your right to recover full and adequate compensation and damages. One of our greatest strengths is that we are Trial Lawyers. That means we prepare client’s case as if it is going to court and we use tireless effort to secure the best possible results for them. At Munawar & Andrews-Santillo LLP, a preeminent New York law firms, no case is too large or too small. Our attorneys treat all clients with the respect and dignity they deserve. Our law firm and attorneys work hard to deliver the very best results to all of our clients. Do you have a legal issue? Do not hesitate to call for free consultation at (212)-400-4000.

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