We’ve all heard about Lauren Scruggs — the girl who, last December 3rd, took a plane ride to see the Christmas lights from the Texas sky. But, when she exited the plane, she had the unbelievable misfortune to walk right into the airplanes propeller, cutting her hand off in the process.
Her ordeal has been unreal. She, of course, severed her arm in the accident, but that was not all she endured; Lauren also suffered from a broken collarbone, a fractured skull, and brain injuries. And, as if that isn’t horrible enough, she also lost her left eye and had to replace it with a glass eye.
It took her months of recovery to even walk out of the hospital, and now she’s looking for retribution and compensation– which is, honestly, totally understandable.
Though the National Transportation Safety Board did not find fault with the pilot, many air safety investigators believe that he is certainly at fault for not shutting off the engine as he should have.
But, that point is moot, because it’s not the pilot that Scruggs is after — it’s the pilot’s insurance company she wants. Smart girl.
And she’s not willing to take anything less than what she thinks she’s owed — which is more than $200,000, obviously.
Aggressive Insurance Services, the pilot’s insurance company, has offered to pay Lauren the 200k, but she refused. The company agreed to pay that amount because they say she was technically a passenger at the time of the accident, which means she’s entitled to less money.
Lauren, however, sees it a little differently. The complaint read: ‘Ms Scruggs, in contrast, takes the literal and logical view of the term “getting out of” the aircraft, and contends that she was no longer a “passenger” because she had completed her exit from the aircraft prior to the time of the incident and was physically located on the tarmac when the incident happened.’ And, honestly, that’s how anybody else would take it as well, but it will now be up to our good ‘ole judicial system to define the word ‘passenger.’
Nevertheless, though, this girl has went through hell, and she deserves her green.
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