Can My Personal Injury Case Go Through Mediation?

Personal injury cases can be complicated and lengthy. To potentially resolve a personal injury case without the need to go to trial, you may be able to resolve the claim through mediation. If you decide to mediate, it is important that you have the assistance of an experienced Des Moines mediator who understands the law and knows how to facilitate resolution.

What is mediation?
Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution process where a neutral and independent individual works with the plaintiff and defendant to facilitate compromise. A mediation will hear the contentions of each party and work to find common ground to work toward a settlement agreement.

A Des Moines mediator can provide an outside perspective on your claim to help you identify various strengths and weaknesses in your case. They will also work with the other party to do the same. Because a personal injury case revolves around a specific dollar figure, a mediator will consider the general and special damages to help determine whether the amount of your claim is reasonable.

Why use an attorney as a mediator?
When an attorney acts as a mediator, they provide are able to draw upon their experience and expertise in personal injury law to help assess different aspects of the claim. An attorney will know what settlement amounts are common under similar circumstances as your case. 

Because an attorney mediator has experience in personal injury cases, they will be able to respond appropriately to different tactics and defense used to try and challenge a claim. This can be beneficial if you are negotiating with a defendant who is reluctant to compromise.

Mediation can be a cost-effective alternative to trial and gives you greater control over the outcome. If you are going through a personal injury case, then consider a mediator from the Reid Law Firm. Call us at the Reid Law Firm to learn more.