Travis Barker is looking for justice.
In his first postcrash TV news interview, the musician tells E! News exclusively why he decided to file a lawsuit over the plane crash that killed four people and left Barker and DJ AM badly burned.
"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."
DJ AM, who is also continuing his recovery from the Sept. 19 incident, is not part of the lawsuit. Said Barker: "I can't speak for him—I think everyone just has different attorneys." The two are currently rehearsing for a New Year's Eve gig at the Paramount lot in Hollywood.
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."
He says he's not just speaking for himself, either. "I lost two friends in the accident. Nothing can bring them back or what I lost in the accident."
See the entire interview Monday night on E! News, 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET/PT.
—Reporting by Aly Weisman
(Originally published Nov. 23, 2008 at 10:45 p.m. PT.)