Many defendants understand the many advantages of using a personal injury mediator in Brevard County Florida for themselves, including the ability to avoid a high jury award or of acquiring negative publicity. However, there are many advantage to accident victims, too, that a personal injury mediator in Brevard County Florida can describe.
One advantage is that mediation is a confidential process, so an accident victim can talk about how an accident has affected his or her life, relationship with his or her spouse and other sensitive information outside of a public courtroom.
It is often months or years before an accident victim may receive a jury award. Then, the defendant has the right to appeal the decision. This can further delay the process of receiving funds victims need to recover from their injuries.
Mediation is a voluntary process. If the victim is not happy with a potential settlement, he or she does not have to agree to it. He or she can proceed to litigation if a satisfactory settlement is not offered.
In mediation, the victim and the defendant work toward coming up with a potential solution. The mediator cannot impose any decision on the parties. The parties involved make the decisions. If a settlement is reached, the victim can forego the need for a litigated trial or the possibility that the jury will not rule in his or her favor. Mediation eliminates the speculation.