This article is the second in our series on New Jersey’s Second Injury Fund. The prior article provides an overview of the Fund. This article discusses best practices for litigating Second Injury Fund cases.
Neutralize the common “procedural” objections of the Second Injury Fund.
The Deputies defending the Second Injury Fund will start by reviewing the “Second Injury Fund Verified Petition” and the attendant medical proofs (usually, both sides’ medical expert reports). At the initial conference (while the case is pending as a Motion to Join the Fund) the Deputy will usually point out any deficiencies in the filing and request the information from the checklist (above). Before the initial conference with the Judge and Deputy Attorney representing the Second Injury Fund, counsel should make sure that all of the other information discussed in our checklist (above) is available. Continue reading Best Practices for Handling Second Injury Fund Cases in New Jersey.