An injured party’s election of limited tort automobile insurance recently led to the dismissal of his auto accident injury claim. In Phillipi v. Carey, a matter pending in the Westmoreland County Court of Common Pleas, the plaintiff injured his neck and low back as a result of a motor vehicle accident. He had elected the limited tort option when purchasing his automobile insurance. This election required the plaintiff to prove a serious injury as a result of the accident in order to recover for pain and suffering and other non-economic damages. The plaintiff claimed that the injuries from the accident affected his ability to walk and stand. Despite these complaints, the court determined that these impairments did not, as a matter of law, rise to the level of a serious injury, and dismissed plaintiff’s claim.