Travis Barker filed a lawsuit against the owners and builders of the “defective” Learjet whose crash resulted in the deaths of four and left his body covered in third-degree burns. Travis is seeking compensation for “pain and suffering, mental anguish, psychological and emotional distress and disfigurement and pre-impact fear of death and burning.” DJ AM isn’t part of the lawsuit.
Per court documents filed Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court, Barker’s camp believes that “one or more of the tires failed, leaving tire debris and portions of airplane components along the 8,600 foot runway” and the pilot made a “negligent attempt to abort the takeoff.”
“The pilot’s decision was a breach of their duty owed to the passengers onboard and was a substantial factor in causing the crash and resultant injuries and deaths,” the suit continues.
Moreover, the jet’s “landing gear, tires, wheels, brakes, reverse thrust system, squat switches and component parts were not airworthy.”
Travis told E! News that “if something goes wrong that’s not supposed to go wrong or you fall victim to it, I think you should be compensated.” Which is completely true. When bad things happen to people, they are entitled to a large lump sum of no less than $700,000. It’s in the constitution under the section titled “The American Dream.”