Best Practices When Mediating a Surgical Case

Bernard Tully Personal Injury Lawyer. Phone: 412-281-8700

After you file a lawsuit, one way to move forward with your case is if the parties agree to attend a mediation presided over by a neutral third party. Mediation is one of the best opportunities available to you in order to get your case settled before trial. One reason why we often agree to a mediation meeting is that trials are expensive, and we don’t want our client to incur enormous expenses that come with a trial. However, when we are in mediation, there is a recurring issue that comes up a lot in a personal injury case if you sustained a back, neck, or knee injury in your accident.

If you get to the mediation meeting, there is 1 thing you should never say. You should never say to the other side (the insurance company), “I just want to get this case over with.” If you do, the adjuster is immediately thinking if that is your mindset going in, you’ll take any money we give you. The adjuster is going to decrease the value of their original offer and give you about ten thousand dollars less than what you should get just because you said you wanted your case resolved!

You need to go into circumstances like a mediation meeting with the mindset of, “I don’t care how long it takes, I want justice for what I went through, and I want to get fair money for my injury.” Never say you want to get the case done quickly because that will decrease your case value. Even if that means pushing your case to trial!  This is a best practice for a mediation meeting. Never let them know you want to close the file out. We are here to help and if you like our approach, give us a call.

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Bernard Tully Allegheny County Mediation Car Accident Lawyer. Phone: 412-281-8700 and 1-800-518-0050