serious injury


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serious injury

An injury sustained by a person in an accident and which (a) requires hospitalization for more than 48 h, commencing within seven days from the date the injury was received; or (b) result in a fracture of any bone (except simple fractures of finger, toes, or nose); or (c) involves lacerations which causes severe hemorrhage nerve, muscle or tendon damage; or (d) involve injury to any internal organ; or (e) involves second or third degree burns, or any burns affecting more than 5 percent of the body surface; or (f) involves verified exposure to infectious substances or injurious radiation (ICAO).
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"The court finds that the evidence presented by plaintiff at inquest was insufficient as a matter of law to establish that plaintiff sustained a serious injury within the meaning of Insurance Law [section] 5102(d) and that defendant is, therefore, entitled to a directed verdict dismissing the action."
AND A SHOCK HAZARD IS CREATED THAT MIGHT LEAP TO SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.
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