Associate Regina Koyfman, with the assistance of Partner Daniela F. Henriques, recently defeated a defendant’s motion seeking dismissal on the issue of serious injury threshold. Our client (“plaintiff”) was a passenger in a motor vehicle that was struck on the passenger side, which caused severe injuries in the plaintiff’s neck and back. In support of the defendant’s motion for summary judgment, they submitted the medical affirmation of Dr. James R. Dickson.
On June 10, 2019, Dr. Dickson conducted a defendant’s orthopedic examination of the plaintiff, which revealed the following ranges of motion across the plaintiff’s body:
- In the cervical spine, both left and right rotation were fifty degrees, extension was 30 degrees, and flexion was 80 degrees.