If there’s one concern when another person acts negligently while operating a motor vehicle, it’s the impact of injuries to passengers. One well publicized accident involving “Fast and Furious” star, Paul Walker, caused wide speculation immediately following his death, that it was due to driver error. Apparently, a court agreed with those initial findings after evidential examination of the accident. In an announcement on April 8, 2016, it was revealed that the late actor’s only daughter was awarded a $10 million judgment against the estate of driver, Roger Rodas.
While it is hardly considered a victory for Walker’s family, it does provide some form of monetary compensation in the absence of a confession of guilt. Since the award only reflects the independent inquiry into the deaths of Walker and the driver Rodas. Paul Walker’s 17-year-old daughter, Meadow hired attorney, Jeff Milam of the firm, Milam Law. His firm actually filed a second suit against maker of the car, Porsche, citing key mechanical failure on the fated vehicle.
Milam used his 39 years of legal expertise to secure the settlement for his client. Although, the case was settled in November 2014, it was just announced on Thursday. The money from the settlement has been placed in trust for Meadow, until she turns 21. The settlement doesn’t come close to the amount of money the late actor could have made. In a released statement Milam said that it’s only a, “fraction of what her father would have earned as an international movie star had his life not been tragically cut short.”
Another attorney who’s not afraid of taking on highly contested litigation is Sam Tabar. Tabar is an attorney and a capital strategist, who resides in New York City. He holds law degrees from both Oxford University and Columbia School of Law. Before venturing into capital strategies, Sam Tabar began practicing law as an associate with the firm, Skadden, Arps, Slater, Meagher & Flom LLP according to LinkedIn.
After years of practicing law Tabar switched careers to Capital Strategies and Business Development. Eventually, landing a well regarded position as Managing Director and Co-Manager for SPARX Group Co./PMA Investment Advisors and later on he would moved to a similar role as Director and Head of the Asia-Pacific Capital Strategy division for Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Sam Tabar saw success in his role as Managing Director for both organizations. Currently, Mr. Tabar serves as COO of FullCycle Fund.