You are entitled to justice if you have been harmed by an individual, corporation, small business, or other entity. One way to pursue this justice is to initiate a civil lawsuit against the party that harmed you – but did you know that it’s estimated only 35 percent of plaintiffs win their lawsuits? Thankfully, you have an alternative to costly, and potentially failed, lawsuits. That alternative is plaintiff mediation.
What is Plaintiff Mediation?
Plaintiff mediation (sometimes called plaintiff litigation mediation) is something called alternative dispute resolution. This means that it does not involve bringing your lawsuit into court and before a judge. Instead, it is carried out by an attorney in a private setting.
There are many causes of civil plaintiff mediation:
- You may have suffered a personal injury.
- You may have had a business contract breached.
- You may have been the victim of unfair housing practices, including eviction or discrimination.
- You may have been forced to declare bankruptcy.
Whatever the cause of your harm, you deserve compensation. Civil plaintiff mediation can help you get that compensation efficiently and cost-effectively.
Mediation is confidential. This is important to remember. Not only is anything discussed during the plaintiff litigation mediation process subject to protection under the law, but confidentiality often leads to more honest discussion. This, then, will often lead to a more favorable outcome for all parties involved.
Plaintiff Mediation Strategy
Now that you know what mediation is, it is time to look at different types of plaintiff mediation strategy. While we cover important information below, you should still discuss your strategy with a professional mediator.
Successful plaintiff mediation strategy begins by picking the right mediator. You want someone with a history of successful mediations. Just as important as proven success is your mediator’s knowledge of specific areas of the law. For example, you would not want to pick a criminal mediator for a civil dispute.
Your mediator should prepare thoroughly before starting the discussion process. This means interviewing you and all other parties on the plaintiff’s side. Your mediator should know exactly what happened, when it happened, why it happened, and how it happened. They should also have extensive knowledge of case law as it relates to your specific type of plaintiff litigation mediation.
The next plaintiff mediation strategy is patience. While mediation is almost always quicker than a traditional lawsuit, it does not happen overnight. A successful mediator knows how to take their time to get you the best possible outcome.
Mediation requires a full breadth of knowledge of local and state laws, in addition to an understanding of national laws. This means your plaintiff mediation attorney should be local. Local does not have to mean they are from the same town as you, but they should generally be from the same area.
The Shapiro Mediation Difference
While civil plaintiff mediation is preferable to the traditional lawsuit process, you should still make sure you pick the right mediator. You want someone on your side who is skilled, dedicated, compassionate, and an excellent negotiator. You want Shapiro Mediation.
Comprised of experienced litigators, Shapiro Mediation knows what it takes to win a case. We bring this same level of expertise to each and every civil mediation. Call us today at (339) 298-7733 to find out the Shapiro Mediation difference.