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Benavides v. Peralta

Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of New York, Second Department
Jun 24, 2008
862 N.Y.S.2d 518 (N.Y. App. Div. 2008)

Opinion

No. 2007-05607.

June 24, 2008.

In an action to recover damages for personal injuries, the plaintiff appeals from an order of the Supreme Court, Suffolk County (R. Doyle, J.), dated January 29, 2007, which granted the defendants' motion for summary judgment dismissing the complaint on the ground that she did not sustain a serious injury within the meaning of Insurance Law § 5102 (d).

Cannon Acosta, LLP, Huntington Station, N.Y. (June Redeker of counsel), for appellant.

Richard T. Lau, Jericho, N.Y. (Gene W. Wiggins of counsel), for respondents.

Before: Rivera, J.P., Lifson, Miller, Carni and Eng, JJ.


Ordered that the order is affirmed, with costs.

The defendants met their prima facie burden of showing that the plaintiff did not sustain a serious injury within the meaning of Insurance Law § 5102 (d) as a result of the subject accident ( see Toure v Avis Rent A Car Sys., 98 NY2d 345; Gaddy v Eyler, 79 NY2d 955, 956-957). In opposition, the plaintiff failed to raise a triable issue of fact. The affirmation of the plaintiffs treating physician was without any probative value since it is clear that in concluding that the plaintiff sustained a herniated disc at L5-S1, he relied on the unsworn magnetic resonance imaging (hereinafter MRI) reports of another physician ( see Seebaran v Mendonca, 51 AD3d 658; Malave v Basikou, 45 AD3d 539; Verette v Zia, AA AD3d 747 [2007]; Furrs v Griffith, 43 AD3d 389; see also Friedman v U-Haul Truck Rental, 216 AD2d 266, 267). Similarly, the unsworn MRI reports themselves were without probative value ( see Laurent v Mcintosh, 49 AD3d 820; Patterson v NY Alarm Response Corp., 45 AD3d 656; Verette v Zia, 44 AD3d 747; Nociforo v Penna, 42 AD3d 514; see also Grasso v Angerami, 79 NY2d 813; Pagano v Kingsbury, 182 AD2d 268).


Summaries of

Benavides v. Peralta

Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of New York, Second Department
Jun 24, 2008
862 N.Y.S.2d 518 (N.Y. App. Div. 2008)
Case details for

Benavides v. Peralta

Case Details

Full title:LIDIA E. BENAVIDES, Appellant, v. HERNAN PERALTA et al., Respondents

Court:Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of New York, Second Department

Date published: Jun 24, 2008

Citations

862 N.Y.S.2d 518 (N.Y. App. Div. 2008)
862 N.Y.S.2d 518
2008 N.Y. Slip Op. 5868

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