Lauren Scruggs, a model, is suing Aggressive Insurance Services, the insurer of the small plane that severely injured her late last year. She lost an eye and her left hand in the gruesome accident. She was offered a $200,000 settlement offer, but rejected it. The main point of disagreement is over whether or not she was a passenger at the time of the accident. She argues that she had “completed her exit from the aircraft prior to the time of the incident and was physically located on the tarmac” when the accident occurred.
On New Years Eve 2010 an accident involving a single-engine Cessna and the “Aircare 5” medical helicopter occurred. The accident killed both men in the plane. The plaintiffs claim the helicopter pilot is at fault. This is a $60 million lawsuit and is scheduled for a jury trial May 2013.