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Lauren Scruggs Rejects $200K Compensation For Propeller Accident

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Lauren Scruggs , the model who lost a hand and an eye when she was struck by an airplane propeller last year, claims she has turned down a $200k settlement offer from the plane’s insurance company.

She is apparently looking to get a lot more money in compensation.

Scruggs filed legal docs in Dallas, Texas claiming that the insurance company “verbally offered” to pay her $200k for the Dec. 3, 2011 accident. Thy apparently said that it’s the highest amount that the insurance company can pay out to a “passenger.”

But Scruggs has an interesting counter-argument for this. She is claiming she shouldn’t be considered a “passenger” because “she was not in the aircraft or getting in or out of it at the time of the incident.”

The 23-year-old model had indeed completed her exit from the airplane. She walked in front of it while the propellers were still moving.

“Until struck by the propeller, she was not in physical contact with the aircraft after her exit,” her rep said.

Scruggs is asking for unspecified damages, but at a guess I’d say she wants substantially more than $200k.

What do you think? What would you offer Lauren Scruggs in compensation? Is the amount affected by the fact she went against accepted wisdom to walk in front of an aircraft while the propellers were turning? Or does the model deserve a whole lot more for her horrendous injuries?

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