Personal injury disputes occur in a wide variety of situations. For example, if you slip and fall in a commercial establishment or on someone’s property and suffer injuries, a personal injury claim may be the only way to obtain compensation. Unfortunately, many of these situations devolve into a chaotic mix of mutual anger and hostility.
For every case involving pain or injury, there are two sides, and rarely do these two sides coincide. As the injured party, you feel justified in your efforts to hold the responsible party accountable in accordance with Florida law. On the flip side, the defendant may argue that you are being unfair or even that you may have fabricated your claim. How can both sides of the issue come together and work out the fine points?
Mediation typically offers both parties a platform upon which to present their claims in a fair and balanced environment. In our practice, we have worked with many injured residents who have found a satisfactory solution to their personal injury disputes through mediation. Most people prefer mediation to litigation because mediation:
- Protects each party’s privacy in most situations
- Is more affordable than other legal remedies
- Lessens hostility between both parties
- Provides a safe environment in which to address disputes
- Typically resolves faster than a trial
Courts across the nation have recognized the benefits of mediation in all kinds of disputes. In fact, the law here in our state requires disputing parties to attempt a resolution through mediation before pursuing a trial. With the right mediator, it is entirely possible to find a solution to your personal injury dispute without ever undergoing courtroom proceedings. We invite you to review our website to learn more about the mediation process in Florida.