Faraci Lange attorney, Brian M. Zorn, recently resolved an auto accident case for a Rochester resident who sustained a fracture, broken nose, and continued pain and discomfort following an accident on Interstate 490. The driver of a tractor trailer was following too closely to the client’s vehicle in front of him, which caused the tractor to crash into the preceding car when the vehicles in front were all coming to a stop.
Because the client sustained a fracture, he met the serious injury threshold, which is one of the criteria that an injured victim must prove in auto accident cases in the state of New York. Generally, this means that the client needs to have suffered a significant injury that can be objectively verified by a medical test or evaluation. The courts have generally held that complaints of pain alone are not sufficient to meet the serious injury threshold because pain is subjective to the individual.
Faraci Lange has handled thousands of automobile accident cases and has vast experience in working with treating physicians to document serious injuries for purposes of meeting this threshold.