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Lauren Scruggs

Calls Off Insurance War

in Propeller Maiming

3/28/2012 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Lauren Scruggs -- the model who suffered gruesome injuries in an airplane propeller accident last year -- is halting all legal action after agreeing to a settlement with the pilot's insurance company.

Scruggs had gone to battle with Aggressive Insurance Services because she felt entitled to more than a $200,000 settlement ... the most the company claimed it could give to a "passenger."

Scruggs had argued that she wasn't technically a passenger when the accident occurred because she had already departed the aircraft when she was struck by the plane's propeller ... losing a hand and an eye.

Now, both Scruggs and A.I.S. have jointly announced they have reached a settlement ... but the terms are confidential. We're guessing it's a helluva lot more than $200k.

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12:00 PM PT: A.I.S. Division Head Joel Crisalli tells TMZ, "Details on a settlement of this type are privileged and are between the company and the family, any settlement discussions are privileged."

Crisalli adds, "As people, I have been as sensitive to Ms. Scruggs and her recovery as anybody else is in the country. She's a lovely young lady and this is a horrible accident. We don't want to do anything at all that in any way is going to make her feel bad."

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1.

Joe    

Only in america does stupidity pay off

888 days ago
2.

itsnoise    

She should have gotten more!!! she lost an eye & a hand.

888 days ago
3.

Lynn    

If she wasn't a passenger then what the hell was she doing around the plane. She didn't hear the engine running? What a ditz. Hey lady planes have engines, stay away from the propellers.

888 days ago
4.

minnietx    

stupid pilot, why would you let people off a plane until both propellers completely shut down. That should be an FAA law on any aircraft.

888 days ago
5.

Rossie    

Unreal!!! How does one walk into airplane propellers??? Oh I know, by being to busy with FB, txt, talking on phone, or how about just being an NumbSkull.... Since she was not a passanger on planes, then I think she was traspassing... She should be ThankFul she still has her life!!!!

888 days ago
6.

jms    

Look I feel real sorry for her, she now has to go through life missing a hand and an eye - BUT - How can she sue them,SHE walked into the propeller - they should sue her for damges to their plane!

888 days ago
7.

god    

she should get NOTHING..she walked into the prop..you dont get rewarded for being stupid...thats the problem with this country.

888 days ago
8.

INTERNET T0UGH GUY    

We'll have to nerf the world.

888 days ago
9.

Hammer    

How about not walking into propeller blades in the first place..

888 days ago
10.

Chris    

This is why insurance rates in this country are ridiculously high. No one wants to take responsibility for his or her own actions. She made a terrible mistake and suffered horrible consequences....but why should she receive millions of dollars from the insurance company for being distracted, or stupid, or both. I do believe the pilot was negligent for letting her deplane before the propellers stopped, but she has to take SOME responsibility for her injuries.

888 days ago
11.

Lee    

No one is ever accountable for their own actions. I guess we need to make planes with big orange propellers that state "Warning: walking into propellers could cause harm or loss of body parts" Come on people...really??

888 days ago
12.

Bubbles The Chimp    

I guess it pays to be a one-eyed handless dumb 3rd rate model who can't follow directions.

888 days ago
13.

Rob    

I guess her lawyers finally realized they have no case. Time for the airline to sue her.

888 days ago
14.

HAHAHA    

Did they replace her hand with a flower pot? Look, shes ginving everyone the bird!!

888 days ago
15.

Alexis    

Is that a before or after pic?

888 days ago
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