What is a Mediation?
Mediation is a valuable and effective method for resolving personal injury cases. Some injury claims can take months or even years to resolve if the parties cannot agree on a settlement.
When this happens, either party can request personal injury mediation. This process involves an impartial third party, known as a mediator, who helps both parties come to a mutually agreed upon solution.
The mediator does not need legal expertise, but it’s beneficial if they do. Attorneys involved in the case often choose a mediator with a legal or legal-adjacent background.
Mediation has a cost, but it is almost always more economical than going to trial. Mediation costs are usually divided among the parties involved in the claim.
Mediation often saves both sides time and money by avoiding the legal process.
What Happens During a Mediation?
The format of mediation sessions is similar, but each session is unique. The session typically begins with introductions, which include a brief explanation of the mediator’s role and the purpose of the meeting.
After the introductions, both parties present their opening statements, outlining their respective cases. During the mediation, both sides present their cases to the mediator, who facilitates open communication between all parties and evaluates the issues preventing an agreement.
The mediator’s role is not to offer legal counsel but to promote dialogue, suggest potential solutions, and help facilitate a resolution. Any information disclosed during the mediation is protected and cannot be used in court if an agreement still cannot be reached.
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