Plane crash victim DJ Am sues for $20 million

Adam Goldstein seeks damages after last year's tragedy

Adam ‘DJ AM’ Goldstein is suing several companies for a total of $20 million following the September 2008 plane crash that killed four people.

Goldstein and Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker escaped the burning wreckage of a Learjet that crashed during takeoff in South Carolina.

Goldstein is seeking $10 million to cover his medical expenses, which included several skin grafts for the burns he suffered. He is also looking to cover lost earnings and profits. He is seeking a further $10 million to compensate his mental and physical trauma, reports the Associated Press.


As previously reported, Goldstein filed his complaint for negligence and breach of contract in December in Los Angeles Superior Court.

In the suit he names several companies and the estates of the two pilots, who both died in the crash. The lawsuit names Goodyear Tire And Rubber Co, which responded that it was premature to speculate on what role tires may have played. He is also suing Learjet.

Several companies have requested a delay in the trial until the completion of a government investigation into the crash.

–By our New York staff.
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