Our five-year-old client was a passenger on a school van when it was in collision with a bus on Union Turnpike at 184th Street in Queens. As a result of the collision, our client sustained a laceration of her forehead resulting in scaring. The bus company denied any liability for the accident. After the jury held the bus company responsible together with the operator of the van in its liability verdict, the bus company claimed our client did not sustain a “serious injury” under the no-fault law and was entitled to no damages. The Queens County jury again disagreed with the bus company in its damage verdict.
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