Trends in No-Fault Cases: Is a Herniated Disc a Serious Injury?

, New York Law Journal


Timothy M. Wenk, a partner with Shafer Glazer, writes: Herniated or bulging discs are a common injury resulting from car accidents. However, whether a herniated or bulging disc is a serious injury under New York's no-fault statute is decided on a case-by-case basis. Nevertheless, there are many trends coming out of the New York courts which can help a lawyer make a determination whether or not an injury will be deemed "serious," allowing recovery for non-economic loss.

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