In cases involving children or mentally incompetent persons, we feel that a Guardian ad Litem puts our minds at ease when it comes to who the compensation will go to and who it will benefit when the case is over.
A Guardian ad Litem is someone who protects the interest of the minor child or someone who has been declared mentally incompetent.
Although volunteers can be useful in some cases, other cases require in depth knowledge and experience with personal injury law. Therefore, we at Mallard Perez prefer to use a paid Guardian ad Litem, if needed.
What is a Paid Guardian ad Litem?
A paid Guardian ad Litem is typically an experienced personal injury attorney who is able to give a second opinion on whether the settlement is reasonable or not.