New York's "Serious Injury" Requirement – A Recent Car Accident Case That The Jury Blew


I read the latest appellate (appeals) level cases relevant to my areas of law practice and interest pretty much as soon as they're published. Let's talk about one that has me scratching my head.

Published on March 1, 2011 is the car accident case of Jun Suk Seo v. (against) Edward A. Walsh. The accident occurred in August 2006. This appeals court case comes from a Queens County jury verdict. The jury threw out the injured accident victim's (plaintiff's) case because he did not suffer a "serious injury" as required by the New York State Insurance Law...

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