Because both plaintiffs and defendants sometimes prefer to avoid a trial, they turn to a variety of non-trial options. One popular option that is available for most personal injury cases is a mediation.
Mediations occur when both the plaintiff and defendant meet with a mediator. The mediator is often a retired judge or lawyer with years of relevant legal experience. During the mediation, the mediator listens to each party's story and claim.
With the help of the mediator, both sides try to iron out an acceptable settlement agreement. If the two sides cannot reach a settlement, the case will likely go to trial. However, anything discussed during the mediation process cannot be used at trial.
If you or anyone you know has questions about a mediation for a personal injury lawsuit, contact the Waukesha personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874.