Injury to Knee

A recent case, Gonzalez v. City of New York (decided by the Supreme Court, Queens County on May 4, 2015) represents yet another example of why parties to litigation – or persons who contemplate being a party to litigation – should refrain from posting on social media anything whatsoever concerning their claims. In this personal injury case,…

Read More Court Orders In Camera Inspection of Personal Injury Plaintiff’s Social Media Postings

In Luna v New York City Transit Authority, the Appellate Division, First Department reinstated a $1 million jury award for the plaintiff who was injured after falling on defendant NYCTA’s bus. The jury awarded plaintiff $500,000 for past pain and suffering and $500,000 for future pain and suffering over 34 years. The trial court (Supreme Court, Bronx…

Read More Court Reinstates $1 Million Jury Award for City Bus Passenger

In Johnson v. KS Transportation, a car accident case, the Appellate Division, First Department modified a summary judgment dismissing plaintiff’s complaint on the ground that plaintiff did not suffer a “serious injury” within the meaning of Insurance Law § 5102(d). Section 5104(a) of New York’s No-Fault Law provides, in pertinent part, that “in any action by or…

Read More Fact Issue as to Whether Knee Injury Meets “Serious Injury” Threshold Precludes Summary Judgment for Defendant in Car Accident Case

In Nelson v. Tamara Taxi, the Appellate Division, First Department reversed a summary judgment dismissing plaintiff’s complaint on the ground that he did not establish a “serious injury” under the Insurance Law. In this car accident case, plaintiff alleged that he sustained serious injuries when the front of his vehicle was struck by a taxi.…

Read More Evidence of Injuries to Spine, Shoulder, and Knee Sufficient to Defeat Summary Judgment as to “Serious Injury” in Car Accident Case