There are occasions when an injured party sustains severe injuries, such that they are unable to make decisions in a case, or manage their own financial affairs. In such circumstances, the Court of Protection will decide whether someone has the mental capacity to make a particular decision for themselves.
If a person lacks the mental capacity, a ‘deputy’ will be appointed, to assist with the making of decisions in a Personal Injury Claim. This will ensure that the injured party receives the best advice and care. A deputy can be a friend or family relative of the injured party or a solicitor. In some instances, it will be necessary to appoint both, to assist with the making of difficult decisions.
Our specialist injury team have many years experience handling complex claims. We work closely with our clients, and deliver a personal approach, ensuring we act in the best interests of the injured party. We will be able to provide all the necessary legal advice and talk through all the options available.
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