Travis Barker on lawsuit: ‘If something goes wrong… you should be compensated.’

The Superficial / November 24, 2008

Travis Barker spoke out last night about the lawsuit he filed against the owners and makers of the Learjet that he barely escaped from when it crashed in September. E! News reports:

“I wouldn’t have been in the state I was in if I wasn’t in the crash,” said Barker, who spoke Sunday while at the Miss California USA event with Shanna Moakler. “I wouldn’t have third-degree burns all over my body or be prohibited to do certain things. I can’t go swimming. I can’t do some of the things that normal people can do. I didn’t ask for that to happen.”
The drummer says he doesn’t know if he’ll win his lawsuit.
“I don’t know. I just think positive. I mean, I think so–if something goes wrong that’s not supposed to go wrong or you fall victim of it, I think you should be compensated.”

DJ AM who also survived the fiery crash is not part of the lawsuit, according to Travis, “I can’t speak for him–I think everyone just has different attorneys.” Which means DJ AM’s lawyers used the old legal maneuver of “let the jackass go first.” Congratulations, Travis Barker, you’re a guinea pig. And did I mention jackass?