People Magazine has reported that Travis Barker has filed a lawsuit blaming the pilots and defective equipment for a plane crash that severely injured the rocker and DJ AM and killed four others.
A lawsuit was also filed by the mother of Barker’s bodyguard, Charles Still, who died in the crash. The lawsuit alleges the pilots “negligently decided to abort” the takeoff when the Learjet’s tires failed.
The suit states,
“The pilots were either poorly trained and/or failed to follow their training. The pilots’ 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.”
Barker, who is recovering from severe burns, is claiming the crash caused him pain and suffering, mental anguish, psychological and emotional distress, disfigurement, loss of earnings capacity and medical expenses.
I believe Barker’s claims – the pain and suffering for what he has been through must make it very difficult to continue as if everything is “okay”.
Hopefully he continues his speedy recover and is able to move forward and put this as far behind him as humanly possible. If it is possible that is.