In a personal injury case, family-law case or insurance dispute, many parties choose the mediation process over taking the conflict to court.
Mediation is “a process that allows parties in a lawsuit to come together to try to reach an agreement about the case.” It gives an opportunity for parties to discuss the ins and outs of the case and hopefully reach an agreement without having to use a judge or courtroom.
In most instances, a court allows sides to choose their own mediator. The mediator will allow both sides a chance to state their cases and guide the discussion process toward a fair resolution. Sometimes, the mediator will state an opinion on the matter, while other times they may withhold.
Overall, mediation is an effective way to resolve legal issues without going to court.