Faraci Lange attorney, Hadley L. Matarazzo, recently resolved a pedestrian accident case for a Spencerport resident who was struck by a vehicle in the parking lot of a local mall. The client was approaching her car after exiting a store when a driver who was pulling into the adjacent parking spot hit her, knocking her to the ground.
Due to the negligence of the driver, the client sustained a hemorrhage and was diagnosed with post-concussion syndrome resulting in recurring headaches and ongoing vision problems.
Hadley was able to prove that the client had 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.