The Provo, UT attorneys of Flickinger Sutterfield & Boulton are more than willing to see a case through to trial. The process can be long and difficult, but we remain committed to our clients and helping them in their time of legal need. That said, many cases avoid going to trial thanks to voluntary mediation. This allows both sides of a case to potentially settle out of court.
Our team of skilled personal injury lawyers have experience with trials, mediation, and settlements. We’d like to go over some considerations regarding mediation that can prove important in your case.
A mediator is a neutral party who helps the two sides of a lawsuit reach a mutually agreeable resolution to a case, most of the time through a legal settlement. In their role, mediators cannot make decisions or offer opinions. The mediator can simply present facts, and is present to relay information between parties.
Many mediators are often retired lawyers or judges, which means that they are familiar with the legal process and what could be at stake in your personal injury case.
This can vary from case to case. Sometimes mediation only takes a few hours, while other times it can stretch on for multiple days. Going back and forth between parties can take time, especially if each party is adamant about their position.
Some common expectations during the mediation process include:
There are three primary benefits of resolving a case through mediation as opposed to going to trial:
For more information about mediation in a civil lawsuit, be sure to contact our team of personal injury lawyers. The legal team at Flickinger Sutterfield & Boulton is here to help you. You can reach our office in Provo at (801) 753-1616.