DJ AM sues over plane crash

Adam GoldsteinDJ AM, a.k.a. Adam Goldstein, has just filed a lawsuit in the plane crash that severely injured him and killed four other people last September. TMZ reports Goldstein claims the pilots were aware that one or more of the tires on the plane had blown after takeoff, but “Rather than proceed to takeoff,” the lawsuit says, “they decided to abort and/or reject the takeoff in a negligent manner.” As a result, the plane burst into flames after the pilots overshot the runway. Goldstein is suing the estates of the two pilots (who died in the crash) as well as Clay Lacy Aviation, Global Exec Aviation, Inter Travel & Services Inc., Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., and Learjet. Drummer Travis Barker, who was also injured in the crash, has filed a similar lawsuit.

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  1. mandee • December 27, 2008 @ 3:35 AM

    wow. i dont think its right to sue people that are already dead 🙁

  2. Nancy • December 27, 2008 @ 3:34 PM

    Yeah, I don’t agree with that either but the deceased estates are just a link in the chain…it’s mandatory that to sue one you have to link the chain together so, in order for him to sue the aviation companies, the travel company, Goodyear Tires and Learjet, he has to also put the estates of the pilot and co-pilot in there as well. He just may not get anything from the estates or may not take anything from them if he is awarded anything…….I’m sure it’s the big ones his lawyer is after (Goodyear Tires & Rubber and Learjet).

  3. mandee • December 27, 2008 @ 10:30 PM

    ohh i didnt know that he would HAVE to sue them too. i just thought he was being a jerk!!! yeah, im really hoping he doesnt accept money from their estates. its not their money anymore, its their families. why take away from people who had nothing to do with it??

  4. Whatever • December 27, 2008 @ 11:54 PM

    is it just me or do Americans really love their “suing”.

  5. Adriane • December 27, 2008 @ 11:57 PM

    However it works, it just seems wrong to sue people who are grieving. Their loved ones didn’t survive and now on top of that they have to hire lawyers and worry about this?

  6. Nancy • December 28, 2008 @ 1:53 PM

    The pilot and co-pilots families are probably suing those same companies too….so, I don’t really think they care.

  7. Sam • December 29, 2008 @ 6:13 AM

    Obviously pilots always do what they think is the right thing to do, if he takes a cent from their families i hope karma catches him, what a jerk off.
    I think most people in America see accidents and the legal system as a way of getting rich. the countries morals and values disgust me, it really is a grotesque society of soul-less people and even worse immoral corporations. I’d tell them to travel and see how others live, but i wouldn’t want them to f**k up the rest of the world too.

  8. Anonymous • December 29, 2008 @ 1:30 PM

    this guy is already rich! how greedy. if he wins anything i hopoe he gives it to charity…not likely though

  9. shorty • December 30, 2008 @ 8:28 PM

    thats pretty screwed up i mean ya they werent doing their job properly but shit they died because of it along with others but you survived shouldn’t you just thank your lucky stars that someone up there was watching over you and be thankful and move on? doesnt he think that their families are greaving over these peoples deaths? i dont think a law suit is gonna help them forget about this tragedy

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