Plano Model Injured by Propeller Sues Plane Insurer
Lauren Scruggs, the 23-year-old model and fashion blogger who lost an hand and eye in the accident, rejected a $200,000 settlement.
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Lauren Scruggs, the Plano blogger slashed by a plane propeller last December, is now suing the plane’s insurer.
David Lee of Courthouse News reported that Scruggs, who lost her left hand and eye in the accident, turned down a $200,000 settlement offered by the plane’s insurer, Aggressive Insurance Services, a Dallas-based company that is perhaps poorly named.
The former model was injured at the McKinney Airport after taking an aerial tour to see Christmas lights. A court filing from March 25 seeking declaratory judgement recounts the accident this way: “Once the flight ended, the pilot, Curt Richmond, brought the aircraft to a stop, but left the engine running and the propeller spinning. Ms. Scruggs then exited the aircraft and was walking on the tarmac when the incident occurred.”
The insurance policy has a limit of $100,000 per passenger, but in the filing, Scruggs’ attorney William Angelley argues that she was not a passenger as defined by the policy “because she was not in the aircraft or getting in or out of it at the time of the incident.”