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Serious Injury 

In a motor vehicle accident, a plaintiff has the burden of proving each of the following four elements

  1. Negligence
  2. Injury
  3. Causation
  4. Seriousness of the Injury 

If the plaintiff proves three out of four - which in baseball would be outstanding - the Plaintiff looses the whole case.  That is why it is easier to be a defendant rather than a plaintiff.  All a defendant need do is knock out one of the four elements to win.

The State of New York defines a serious injury in Insurance Law  


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