Mediation provides a good forum for resolving Massachusetts personal injury disputes. Often the attorney representing the accident/injury victim is unable to settle a personal injury claim with the insurance company. The attorney at that point may institute litigation. But litigation is adversarial, costly, takes too much time, and is entirely unpredictable. Often, it is mediation that provides a better alternative for resolving Massachusetts personal injury claims.
Here are some of the advantages of mediation that litigation does not have:
1. The injury victim can have input and share what his thoughts are about the claim, and that increases the chances of satisfaction for him;
2. Quicker and much less stressful and uncertain than litigation;
3. Everything that is said at a mediation is confidential which encourages free and unfettered communication between the parties;
4. Flexible and creative problem-solving can occur at a mediation.
I encourage you to consider mediation if you and your Massachusetts personal injury attorney are unable to settle your injury claim with the insurance company.