Pursuing Other Avenues of Resolution
There are legal channels for resolving a personal injury case other than going to trial, and the court may encourage these alternatives, such as mediation or arbitration. Mediation is when the parties meet with a neutral third-party mediator to explain their side of the case. Mediation provides an opportunity for each side to have an in-depth discussion regarding the issues and damages involved in the dispute. The mediator moves the conversation toward resolution, which, if successful, can achieve resolution more quickly than waiting for a lengthy court proceeding to conclude. Arbitration is a process in which a neutral arbitrator can make a decision regarding the case. It is important to have an attorney for these alternative dispute resolution avenues because there are rules to be followed in these sessions, and your attorney can guide you through it with compassion and respect.
Going to Trial
If other resolution measures are not successful, your personal injury case will go to trial. Your personal injury attorney will prepare for trial, collect evidence to present to the court, and fight for your recovery throughout the trial. Having an experienced personal injury lawyer in your corner at trial is important, especially to prove fault and damages in your personal injury case and stand against the lawyers representing the other parties. Gilormo Injury Law is experienced in taking cases to trial and obtaining favorable outcomes for clients.