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Are you a party to a personal injury case or a lawsuit involving property damage? If so, whether you are a plaintiff or a defendant, mediation of your dispute may be an excellent option for resolving your case effectively, expediently and affordably. Mediation is a confidential and informal process, which provides a more comfortable environment for the parties to work out their differences and come to an agreement both parties can live with. There are many benefits to both plaintiffs and defendants in using mediation to resolve your personal injury matters as well as other tort claims such as those involving negligence, destruction of property and more. Whether you are an individual plaintiff, plaintiff's attorney, a business or property owner or an insurance company representative, contact us today to find out more about how the skilled and experienced attorney-mediators at Papa & Roberts can be your expert resource for personal injury and tort mediation services in your case.
Mediation is effective and efficient, often helping to resolve matters within hours or days rather than months or even years. Statistics show that when mediated by a qualified and experienced mediator, 80% of all cases mediated result in an agreement both parties can live with. The current data goes on to show that of the 20% of those cases that are not resolved in the mediation session, over 75% of those cases are settled by the parties within 90 days of the mediation session. As you can see from these statistics, there is something very effective about a mediation conducted by an experienced professional mediator.
In addition to being an effective process, parties often select mediation because the parties retain control in the process -- both over the outcome of the mediation and over their schedules. In litigation, parties often lose control over their schedules; in mediation, instead of missing valuable work or personal time to attend depositions and multiple court hearings, parties are able to control the scheduling of the mediation session and the time involved. This helps parties/litigants keep their costs to a minimum. Parties also retain control over whether they agree to a resolution with the other party. The mediator does not act as a judge, only a facilitator to help the negotiations of the parties be successful; in this process, parties retain ultimate control over whether they want to settle and how. Ultimately, if the parties are unable to reach a mutually agreeable result that works for both of them, the parties can always walk away from mediation to continue on to a more traditional litigation path.
Mediation offers more creative solutions to your unique issue, sometimes even solutions a judge or judge cannot order in court. Since the mediation process is confidential and informal, many parties prefer the mediation process over litigating and airing their disputes in a very public and formal setting such as court.
Mediation can be used in all types of legal disputes including many different types of personal injury and tort-related cases. Here are a few examples:
- Medical Malpractice
- Negligence and general tort cases
- Dog bite cases
- Product liability
- Property damage and destruction cases
- Insurance claims and subrogation
One of the primary reasons parties use mediation is to reduce litigation costs. Mediation can reduce litigation costs considerably and even if the main outcome of the case is not resolved in the mediation process, a skillful mediator can help parties limit their future litigation costs by helping parties come to agreements about the scope of discovery, scheduling of depositions, exchange of information and much more. The skilled mediators of Papa & Roberts, PLLC have years of experience litigating complex legal disputes and can provide tremendous value to litigants in a mediation process by helping narrow, refine and/or expedite the discovery process, including very large and very costly electronic discovery requests.
Contact Papa & Roberts today to find out more about the mediation process, our skilled and experienced personal injury mediation services, and how these services might help you resolve your personal injury dispute.