TODAY | March 28, 2012
>>> there are some new details this morning in the case of a texas model seriously injured last december when she walked into the still spinning propel propeller of an airplane. "today" national correspondent amy robach has details on that. good morning to you.
>> matt, good morning to you. lauren scrugs has made a remarkable recovery over the last few months and now nbc news has learned that she has reached a settlement with the pilot's insurance company . once an aspiring model and fashion blogger, lauren skruggs has been waging the fight of her life, following a tragic propel propeller accident that severed her left hand and caused her to lose her left eye . for the pass several months she's been solely focused on her recovery. now she can breathe a sigh of relief as she has reached a settlement for her injuries. according to court papers, the company that insures the plane and its pilot, kurt richmond, originally offered scruggs $200,000 in damages. at first, news reports stated that she had rejected the offer. but her attorney says the two sides have now come to an agreement, tuesday night he told nbc news, attorneys for miss scruggs and aggressive insurance service llc jointly announce that they have resolved the issues raised in the declaratory judgment action. back in december, scruggs flew over dallas in a single-engine plane with a friend to see christmas lights around the city, but as she exited the plane she accidentally walked into the still-spinning propeller. according to the ntsb report, the pilot, a family friend of scruggs , said he told her to walk away from the propeller as she exited but it's unclear whether she heard him over the roar of the engine. scruggs suffered critical injuries that have taken their toll. despite numerous hurdles she has made a remarkable recovery. tweeting pictures from a trip to steamboat springs , colorado, last month. such a fun weekend with family and friends , lauren tweeted. scruggs also uploaded this picture of herself with her twin brittany. the twins wearing sunglasses that hid from view lauren 's prosthetic eye . the ntsb determined the pilot was not ultimately responsible for the accident though they said he should have shut down the engine sooner. the family said they don't blame him and neither the attorneys nor the family has commented on the terms of the settlement. matt?
>> all right, amy, thank you