DJ AM Seeks $20 Million Over Plane Crash

Posted on March 18, 2009 by

Travis Barker & DJ AMDJ AM is seeking $20 million in damages following a fiery plane crash last September that seriously injured him and Travis Barker and killed four others.

The celebrity disc jockey (real name Adam Goldstein) filed suit Friday against the plane’s manufacturer, Learjet, and several other companies.

AM is seeking $10 million for medical expenses, lost earnings, profits and economic damages, while the other $10 million is related to non-economic losses including mental and physical pain.

It will be up to a jury to decide if AM is eligible for any damage awards if the case goes to trial, according to the Associated Press.

The Sept. 19 crash took the lives of Barker’s close friend and assistant, “Lil” Chris Baker, and his bodyguard, Charles “Che” Still, as well as the pilot and co-pilot. It also left AM and Barker with severe burns which required them to be hospitalized for several weeks following the incident.

The two musical partners, along with Still’s mother and Baker’s widow, have filed wrongful-death suits against companies they allege were responsible for the crash.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation, and the AP reports that some of the companies sued last year by AM and Barker are seeking a trial delay until after a government investigation into the crash is complete.

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