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Travis Barker Sues Plane and Tire Companies

11/22/2008 12:03 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Travis Barker is suing Bombardier Inc., Clay Lacy Aviation and Goodyear Tire and Rubber in connection with the plane crash that severely injured him and killed two of his friends.

The suit, filed in L.A. County Superior Court, was filed by Barker and the mother of Charles "Che" Still, Travis' bodyguard who died in the crash.

In the lawsuit, Travis and Thelma Martin Still claim "one or more of the tires failed leaving tire debris and portions of airplane components along the 8,600 foot runway" ultimately causing the Learjet to crash.

The suit alleges a "negligent attempt to abort the takeoff." The suit continues, "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 also alleges the plane was "defective," as were component parts including the tires.

The suit goes on, "It's landing gear, tires, wheels, brakes, reverse thrust system, squat switches and component parts were not airworthy."

Barker is suing for "pain and suffering, mental anguish, psychological and emotional distress and disfigurement and pre-impact fear of death and burning."

UPDATE: A rep for Clay Lacy just told TMZ, "We are surprised about the lawsuit and concerned and knowledgeable about the accident. We are sympathetic for the victims but we want to emphasize we were not operating this airplane. This was not our airplane. We merely assisted the parties in chartering this aircraft with another company. We simply booked it for them."

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1.

Rosario    

Ok so if he's sueing, wouldnt that mean all the families are going to sue? I wonder if he has a case

2071 days ago
2.

Kid Charisma    

Big deal. The plane skidded off the runway. Booh hooh. And what the he** is pre-impact fear of death? This no talent Schreech lookalike needs to stop suing people and spend a little more time learning how to play drums.

2071 days ago
3.

jonalisa    

I would do the same thing. They killed people!

2071 days ago
4.

Da Kush Master    

its because of the stupid pilots decesion to try to take off when it was clear that there was smoke and the plane wasnt normal to take off....."no talent screech look alike" huh? i wonder what you do for a living you retard

2071 days ago
5.

johnny    

SUE there ass!!! I would if i was injured and lost a bestfriend

2071 days ago
6.

Justin    

Sue happy America. Everyone wants to make the easy money. So if you get in a car accident are you gonna sue the Tire company, car manufacturer, road crew that built the road. Looser. There is the possibility of death in any vehicle of transportation.

2071 days ago
7.

Real Stats!!!    

Chit Happens......

Get over it......

2071 days ago
8.

johnny    

I hope they win that case...

2071 days ago
9.

Da Kush Master    

i highly doubt Travis needs any extra attention or extra money, but you have to realize that this man almost lost his life and almost burned to death all because of malfunctions of the aircraft that was most likely overlooked, the mother of Charles "CHE" Still has ever right to sue she lost her child beacue the pilots were stupid

2071 days ago
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DON'T U KNOW WHO I THINK I AM?!    

I HAVE SEVERAL MUTUAL FRIENDS OF TRAVIS BARKER AND HAVE MET HIM SEVERAL TIMES.I HAVE NEVER BEEN A FAN-AND ACTUALLY THOUGHT HE WAS KIND OF AN A$$HOLE.NO ONE SHOULD EVER HAVE TO GO THROUGH WHAT HE DID...MAYBE HE IS SUING TO HELP OUT THE FAMILIES INVOLVED - GO F*** YOURSELF "KID CHARISMA'
'REAL STATS', 'JUSTIN''-














2071 days ago
11.

VioletteUK    

WELL PUT NUMBER NINE...
would anyone just get up from a plane crash and say 'oh well chit happens'? I highly doubt it.
Even if one doesn't 'need any more money,' it makes the companies involved in the safety of
the airplanes and their passengers accountable and change the way they do business.
THAT my friend is the point of suing a company.

2071 days ago
12.

RITE ING KLAS    

As it should be.

2071 days ago
13.

This is devastating.....    

people are sooooo sue CRAZY!!!! Why sue...it is not like it is going to make this crash never happen or bring his friend back. All it is gonna do is put money in his & his body guards mothers pockets. The pain & suffering will be there FOREVER!!! As some one else said you can get injured in any kind of transportation--but you don't turn around and sue the maufacturer or tire company--blaming them when most times it is not there fault.I know sometime people sue to pay medical bills,but he can clearly pay for it no problem & i always said i would never sue (the insurance company may still,but i personally never would) The problem will always be there,suing won't make it go away...but then again i have never been in that position..knock on wood!!...I think it is crazy,anything to get MONEY!!!

2071 days ago
14.

Wow    

I'm not usually one for lawsuits, but this one's justified.

2071 days ago
15.

Interesting point    

im surprised it took this long to file. not surprised at all. let him do it, no problems here...

2071 days ago
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