Personal Injury Mediation Utah
Going through mediation to settle a personal injury claim is mutually beneficial to both parties. Although preparation for mediation is similar to preparation for a court case, mediation takes less time, is less expensive and helps finalize the case quickly. It is common for both parties to bring separate legal counsel to the mediation of a personal injury case. This is in the best interest of either side of the dispute.
Using mediation to settle a personal injury case means that, rather than a winner and loser, both parties will come to an agreement to settle the terms of the case. Mediation also provides a place to work out non-financial aspects of the case such as reconciling differences between the two parties. When both sides of the issue sit down to meet in mediation it is easier and more likely for both to be rational and calm about the dispute. If the two parties are closely involved, such as coworkers or neighbors, this provides the opportunity to work out any personal differences as well.
When a personal injury case is settled in mediation it prevents the case from going to formal litigation and incurring expensive court and attorney fees before settling. Mediation also helps both parties feel at ease about the settlement by making it possible for a mutual decision to be reached. Rather than allowing a court to decide the outcome of such delicate matters, the two parties get to take a proactive approach to resolve the dispute.
To learn more about personal injury mediation please call the office of Thomas V Rasmussen (801)484-3000