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Hoque v. Achiron

Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Department, New York.
May 14, 2014
985 N.Y.S.2d 681 (N.Y. App. Div. 2014)

Opinion

2014-05-14

Mohammed HOQUE, et al., appellants, v. Kenneth H. ACHIRON, respondent.

Stuart N. Babich, Esq., P.C., Elmhurst, N.Y. (David Stein of counsel), for appellants. Richard T. Lau, Jericho, N.Y. (Kathleen E. Fioretti of counsel), for respondent.



Stuart N. Babich, Esq., P.C., Elmhurst, N.Y. (David Stein of counsel), for appellants. Richard T. Lau, Jericho, N.Y. (Kathleen E. Fioretti of counsel), for respondent.
WILLIAM F. MASTRO, J.P., L. PRISCILLA HALL, PLUMMER E. LOTT, LEONARD B. AUSTIN, and COLLEEN D. DUFFY, JJ.

In an action to recover damages for personal injuries, etc., the plaintiffs appeal from an order of the Supreme Court, Queens County (Strauss, J.), entered March 25, 2013, which granted the defendant's motion for summary judgment dismissing the complaint on the ground that the plaintiff Mohammed Hoque did not sustain a serious injury within the meaning of Insurance Law § 5102(d) as a result of the subject accident.

ORDERED that the order is affirmed, with costs.

The defendant met his prima facie burden of showing that the plaintiff Mohammed Hoque 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 N.Y.2d 345, 746 N.Y.S.2d 865, 774 N.E.2d 1197;Gaddy v. Eyler, 79 N.Y.2d 955, 956–957, 582 N.Y.S.2d 990, 591 N.E.2d 1176). The defendant submitted competent medical evidence establishing, prima facie, that the alleged injuries to the cervical and lumbar regions of Hoque's spine, to both of his knees, and to his right shoulder did not constitute serious injuries under either the permanent consequential limitation of use or significant limitation of use categories of Insurance Law § 5102(d) ( see Staff v. Yshua, 59 A.D.3d 614, 874 N.Y.S.2d 180). The defendant further submitted evidence establishing, prima facie, that Hoque did not sustain a serious injury under the 90/180–day category of Insurance Law § 5102(d) ( see Richards v. Tyson, 64 A.D.3d 760, 761, 883 N.Y.S.2d 575).

The plaintiffs failed to raise a triable issue of fact in opposition. Therefore, the Supreme Court properly granted the defendant'smotion for summary judgment dismissing the complaint.


Summaries of

Hoque v. Achiron

Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Department, New York.
May 14, 2014
985 N.Y.S.2d 681 (N.Y. App. Div. 2014)
Case details for

Hoque v. Achiron

Case Details

Full title:Mohammed HOQUE, et al., appellants, v. Kenneth H. ACHIRON, respondent.

Court:Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Department, New York.

Date published: May 14, 2014

Citations

985 N.Y.S.2d 681 (N.Y. App. Div. 2014)
117 A.D.3d 802
2014 N.Y. Slip Op. 3493