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Miranda Cosgrove Sues

Tour Bus Crash

Left Me 'Disfigured'

6/20/2013 11:28 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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"iCarly" actress Miranda Cosgrove claims she was "disfigured and disabled" in a nasty 2011 tour bus crash ... this according to a new  lawsuit obtained by TMZ.

We broke the story ... Cosgrove -- who also happens to be a pop star -- was traveling on a bus in Illinois with 5 other passengers when it slammed into an overturned tractor-trailer that was laying across the highway.

Cosgrove suffered a broken ankle in the wreck ... and was forced to cancel the rest of her tour.

Now, TMZ has learned ... the 20-year-old and her mother (who was also on board) are suing the driver of the bus, the driver of the tractor and the transportation companies ... claiming the whole thing could have been prevented.

In the suit, the Cosgroves claim both drivers were operating their vehicles in an unsafe manner and failed to keep a "safe and proper lookout."

They also claim the tour bus driver failed to hit the brakes in time (...duh).

According to the lawsuit, filed in federal court in Illinois, the women claim they were each "disfigured and disabled" and "have lost their normal lives" as a result of the crash ... though they don't give specific details about their injuries.

They're suing for unspecified damages ... demanding more than $50k each.

Calls to the transportation companies have not been returned.

Fun Fact -- Miranda played the snobby little rich girl in "School of Rock."  Great flick ...

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31.

MP    

And you wait 2 years to file because??

457 days ago
32.

MANIPULED    

TMZ always distorts the stories. Most of what was said there is no truth. It may have been true that she has denounced, but not so cruel. Besides that the accident brought several complications for Miranda, she uses crutches until today! In addition she had a huge prejudice. Please TMZ, stop trying to manipulate the news or let the celebrities defamed. I love Miranda Cosgrove and I'm very excited for her new show "Girlfriend in a Coma"!

457 days ago
33.

smurfya    

Are they all pop stars?

457 days ago
34.

Tookie Topbox    

I think she's a cute young lady but this is a steamin' load of sh!t!!!!! I bet they get very little if anything and so it should be.

457 days ago
35.

Areader    

"disfigured and disabled".....She broke her ankle! Sounds like an attorney money grab!

456 days ago
36.

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456 days ago
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Funny, When it happened, she stated in this TMZ article,

http://www.tmz.com/2011/08/11/miranda-cosgrove-icarly-nickelodeon-accident-tour-bus-fayette-county-illinois-collide-crash-vandalia-truck/

Quoted from the article:

"Miranda Cosgrove is telling the people closest to her ... if it weren't for her bus driver's quick thinking this morning, she'd be dead right now."


that the bus driver may have SAVED her life!! Now she is suing him? And he was supposedly injured out of the lot!!

456 days ago
38.

q    

What a pair of *******s. She's a professional entertainer. Funny she'd put such a low value on her ankle considering she's got to dance around like a idiot for a living.

456 days ago
39.

Revolver    

They will never get that kind of settlement in Illinois. Period.

456 days ago
40.

KAJ528    

God, what trash. Really? You've never had an accident while driving? No one owes you anything, you have enough money already, and you are most definitely NOT disfigured - at least not physically. Obviously you are a morally twisted, greedy person to sue. You're pathetic.

456 days ago
41.

WIGal88    

This same accident happened in 2006 in at my school. A fleet of coach buses traveling back from band competition crashed into an overturned semi trailer. The semi trailer driver was found to be at fault for various reason, but it forever changed our community because the beloved bus driver was killed on impact along with the band director, his granddaughter, his wife, and a student teacher. Multiple students and staff were seriously injured and forever traumatized from the event. THAT was a nightmare that we as a community lived through.

I believe there is truth to her claim as far as distress may go, because I cannot imagine the pain and fear that day brought, but she should realize it could've been so much worse. I would be so very thankful to be alive, but in todays world everyone is just out to sue or go on disability. I'm just thankful to be healthy and alive everyday.

456 days ago
42.

Whateverbytch    

she's really not a cute girl

456 days ago
43.

jabberjaws    

Who?

456 days ago
44.

k_sapp5490    

This is sad. How about the people that have been paralyzed or received brain damage from an accident. They don't get to sue the manufacturers of their car because "they didn't brake in time." They truly are disabled and can't continue with their regular lives. Stupid bitch.

455 days ago
45.

lindy    

make that money any way you can

455 days ago
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