A threshold is a boundary that must be crossed before an injured person can make a tort liability claim. A threshold can be either monetary or verbal. For example, a monetary threshold would be when the injured victim had medical bills exceeding a certain dollar amount, or when the injury is serious or permanent as defined by law. A verbal threshold would be determined by the seriousness of the injury as expressed in words such as “permanent disfigurement”.
June 24, 2011