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Handling Your Claim Through Mediation
Mediation, has become very popular over the past decade. With rising legal costs and the potential for years of litigation, many injured parties seek out a mediator to help get through the process. For those that have a case that can be mediated and choose to do so, there are many benefits. Of course, this is assuming everything goes right and no significant mistakes are made along the way.
Unfortunately, even the most clear-cut claim can fall apart under the stress of an badly handled mediation. In these times, it’s critical to have legal representation that has previous experience with mediation.
If you’ve attempted mediation in the past and encountered technical difficulties or mistakes in how it was conducted, contact the Fresno personal injury attorneys at the Law Office of Rick D. Banks. Our team will be able to sort through what has been established thus far, determine what aspects of the case may need further investigation, and how to best represent your interests moving forward.
Don’t trust your claim to any firm that promised quick and cheap mediation strategies. Speak with a team that will dedicate the time and resources necessary to make it happen properly.
Call to schedule a free consultation at (559) 222-4891.
As with all things in life, unless your attorney is prepared and understands exactly what they’re walking into, your claim may be in for a bumpy ride. Mediation is a process of negotiation and the only way to be effective at the bargaining table is for your representation to have a full understanding of what’s at stake.
This means extensive research, investigation and full discovery of the facts involved. What kind of injuries did you sustain and how severe? What kind of information did the medical and police reports reveal? Was the other party at-fault or were there aggravating circumstances on both sides? Above all, what are both sides asking and what are the salient points that must be addressed?
Answers to these and many other questions must be answered long before you and your legal team can enter mediation negotiations.
A Two-Way Street
Mediation works when both sides to come together and reach an agreement. This of course means some sort of negotiation will take place, even if the result is entirely one-sided. But, nothing of value will come of it if you and your attorney cannot communicate with the other party. Approaching the table in an aggressive or fearful manner can result in the discussion spiraling out of control. Attempting to rush through the proceedings or focusing entirely on finances can hurt your resolution. Mediation requires confidence, focus, and the ability to listen.
Effective And Efficient
For more information on mediation contact the Law Office of Rick D. Banks. No matter where you are in the process we can help, so don’t hesitate. The number to call is (559) 222-4891.