Plaintiff alleged knee and back injuries stemming from a rear-end automobile accident, including a surgery to her knee. Defendant posited that Plaintiff’s conditions were due to pre-existing degenerative conditions. The Plaintiff claimed numerous “serious injuries” under the New York State Insurance Law including permanent limitation of use of the allegedly injured body parts. Following a trial on the issue of whether the Plaintiff had suffered a qualifying injury, the jury found in favor of the Defendant and awarded the Plaintiff no money damages.

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