Special Adapted Vehicle Needs In Medical Compensation Claims
Part of the rehabilitation process can involve lifestyle adaptations for a claimant whose mobility has been impaired due to the neglect that they suffered from; for example if they sustained a major injury as result of negligent surgical technique during an operation on the spine, their mobility will have been adversely impacted and so may require radical lifestyle changes.
The ability to drive a suitable vehicle is an important part of increasing mobility as part of the recovery process when, for instance, disability has become an unfortunate reality after medical negligence. Depending on the nature of this disability the claimant may have to switch from a manual to an automatic car.
As part of the compensation package or interim compensation payments, solicitors for the claimant may then argue for the suitability of such special adapted vehicles and in some cases significant adjustments to the vehicle itself if the individual has become a wheelchair user after the medical negligence, for example if a wheelchair ramp is placed in the back of the car.
Other adjustments for special adapted vehicles may be a front seat that swivels to allow easier access for a disabled person to get into the driving seat. Some vehicles also come with winches to help make access much easier.
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