Legal Representative

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LEGAL REPRESENTATIVE

In its broadest sense, one who stands in place of, and represents the interests of, another. A person who oversees the legal affairs of another. Examples include the executor or administrator of an estate and a court appointed guardian of a minor or incompetent person.

This term is almost always held to be synonymous with the term personal representative. In accident cases, the member of the family entitled to benefits under awrongful deathstatute.

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