Will Mediation Help My Injury Lawsuit? More Inside
A lot of people don’t know this, but most personal injury lawsuits don’t end up in court. The Hollywood images of ferocious court battles and legal intrigue just doesn’t translate in the real world where negotiations seem to be the order of the day. Not only is litigation time-consuming, it is also stressful and very expensive, and very few law firms are willing to duke it out in a court room with the defendant’s legal team if they can find a more amicable way of getting their client the compensation they deserve. Mediation provides one such avenue of dispute resolution that is convenient, affordable and time-saving for all parties.
Were you injured by someone else’s negligence and are wondering about whether to go to trial or mediate your claim? For over 90 YEARS, the attorneys at McCready Law have helped thousands of injured individuals get the justice and compensation they deserve after having suffered an injury in the hands of a negligent person or corporation. We have experience when it comes to negotiation, and we always try to settle cases fast so our clients can go on with their lives in the fastest time possible. We’ve recovered over $20 million in the last two decades, and we take on all cases on contingency fee basis, which basically means that you don’t pay us anything until AFTER your case is resolved in your favor. Please call us NOW at (773) 309-6249 to speak to an experienced mediation attorney in an injury case at NO COST to you. Serving clients nationwide.
How Do You Define Mediation?
Put simply, mediation can be defined as legal dispute resolution where a third, neutral party facilitates the resolution process. Mediation relies on an individual that is not biased to come up with common ground for the two parties so they can resolve their legal differences. This neutral party more often than not is an active or retired judge who is called upon by an attorney or insurance company from either or both sides.
Some of the defining aspects of mediation include:
- There is flexibility in mediation, so the two parrying parties can change the terms of the settlement agreement as they go along
- Once a settlement is agreed upon and papers signed, the settlement is enforceable in a court of law.
- Both parties must mutually accept the terms of the agreement in a 50/50 manner
- Mediation is informal, so court rules do not feature and the process can be pretty casual
Mediation Help for Injury Cases – Call Us Today!
It is important to understand that just because a Judge facilitates or oversees the mediation process, this doesn’t mean that they get to determine the final outcome of the process. Their role is just to help the process along so both parties can come to an amicable agreement. In addition, should mediation fall through the cracks, both parties can proceed to court to try their case in front of a judge and jury. Need more information on mediation for a personal injury case, or just want to know what your case is worth pre-trial? Please contact us NOW at (773) 309-6249 to learn more. Thanks, and we look forward to hearing from you.