updated 03/27/2012 AT 12:00 PM ET
•originally published 03/27/2012 AT 12:30 PM ET
Lauren Scruggs is seeking damages from the insurer of the airplane that severely injured her. The fashion blogger and model, 23, lost her left hand and eye after being struck by an airplane propeller in December.
The plane was insured by Aggressive Insurance Services and piloted by defendant Curt Richmond. The settlement offer was based on the definition of “passenger” in the insurance policy (the term is defined as “any person other than the pilot, who is is in the aircraft or getting in or out of it,” according to Scruggs’s complaint, reports the Courthouse News Service).