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Defending Employers Podcast: Episode 298

New York’s “Serious Injury” Threshold and New Jersey’s “Verbal Threshold” in MVA Cases

MVA cases in New York and New Jersey are anything but basic. All of the usual requirements for proving a case at trial still apply: witness testimony, expert reports, pretrial written discovery, initial investigation, etc. However, MVA cases have additional issues at play. New York’s No-Fault Law (Article 51) makes reference to a “serious injury” requirement and bars suits for “basic economic loss.” New Jersey has the limitation on lawsuit option on auto policies, also known as the “verbal threshold.” In this episode, “New York’s “Serious Injury” Threshold and New Jersey’s “Verbal Threshold” in MVA Cases,” Christopher Major, partner at Lois Law Firm, covers the additional elements needed for a viable MVA civil case in New York and New Jersey.

What is “Defending Employers: Audio From Lois Law Firm, Workers’ Compensation Defense Attorneys”?

This is the audio feed from Lois Law Firm’s popular webinar training series. Every month the Firm’s attorneys present different topics in workers’ compensation. Meant as a 101 level training course, the attorneys present a fresh take on common issues in workers’ compensation defense.

Special Reports and Presentations: When emerging legal issues arise that impact employers, Lois Law Firm publishes special presentations. These special events, hosted by attorneys and presented in plain English, make the emergent changes understandable for business owners, insurance carriers, and other attorneys.

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LOIS has a dedicated Civil Litigation Practice to serve general liability, premises liability, automobile liability insurance carriers and third party administrators in reimbursement claims under New York WCL § 29 and New Jersey’s Section 40 (N.J.S.A. 34:15-40). Our attorneys also regularly represent these clients’ insureds in defense of personal injury matters filed in all counties in Metropolitan New York, all counties in New Jersey and in the federal courts.

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