DJ AM Seeks at Least $20 Million for Plane Crash

The musician cites medical bills and suffering in his claim against Learjet and others

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DJ AM has put a price on the cost to his body, career and well-being from last year’s plane crash in which he and Travis Barker were the sole survivors.

In his lawsuit against Learjet and others, DJ AM, real name Adam Goldstein, 35, is seeking a minimum $10 million for medical damages, lost earnings and profits, plus the same amount for mental and physical pain and suffering, for a total of at least $20 million, according to court papers filed Friday.

The defendants have denied any responsibility for the crash, the official cause of which is still under investigation.

Both pilots of the plane, as well as Barker’s assistant Chris Baker, 29, and bodyguard Charles Still, 25, perished in the crash. Barker and DJ AM were hospitalized for weeks with serious burns.

Barker, DJ AM, Still’s mother and Baker’s widow have filed wrongful death lawsuits against various corporations they allege were responsible. Baker’s widow and DJ AM are also suing the estates of the two pilots.

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