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Resolving Personal Injury Claims through Mediation

Resolving Personal Injury Claims through Mediation

Whether people are injured in car accidents, construction accidents, or other serious accidents, they need to be compensated. Negligent parties must be held accountable for their actions. For many injured people, a lawsuit is the only way their need for justice can be satisfied.

In personal injury lawsuits, most cases (approximately 95 percent or more) will actually settle prior to trial. Of the cases which proceed to trial, only about two percent of the cases will actually proceed all the way to a jury verdict. Methods of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), such as mediation or arbitration, are frequently used to make pre-trial resolution possible.

Arthur F. Licata, P.C., represents injured clients and their families in complex personal injury litigation in Massachusetts, New York, and throughout New England. He is recognized for his dedication to clients and to finding creative solutions which serve the interests of his clients.

Understanding Mediation in Personal Injury Lawsuits

Mediation is a legal process by which a neutral third party (the mediator) facilitates meetings in which the parties come together. The mediator's goal is to establish a mutually agreed upon settlement. Mediation does not impose a decision on the parties.

In effective mediation sessions, solutions are not dictated. The mediator does not represent either party, he helps explains each party's point of view. He brings the parties together so that they can understand the other side's position. He tries to elicit suggestions for resolving the case creatively and in a manner that is acceptable to both sides.

Arthur F. Licata is a personal injury lawyer with over 30 years of experience. While Mr. Licata is a fierce advocate of his client's interests in trial, he strongly believes in utilizing mediation as a method of dispute resolution where appropriate. His knowledge of mediation techniques enables Mr. Licata to efficiently explain the mediation process to clients and prepare them for achieving effective resolutions.

Because many mediators are retired judges they may not have specific training in mediation. It is critical to enlist the services of an attorney knowledgeable and skilled with mediation. Serving clients in the area for well over 30 years, Arthur F. Licata has the experience to know which mediators are appropriate, as well as advising his clients during the mediation process.

Arthur F. Licata, P.C. welcomes inquiries about its personal injury practice or about mediation in general. Mr. Licata offers free consultations. All cases are handled on a contingent fee basis; you pay no attorneys' fees unless Mr. Licata is able to obtain compensation on your behalf.

If you believe you need an attorney, use the form on the right to Contact Arthur F. Licata, P.C. now!

The Boston, Massachusetts Personal Injury Law firm of Arthur F. Licata, P.C. handles Mediation for clients throughout Massachusetts including Suffolk County, Norfolk County, Plymouth County, Middlesex County, Worcester County, and Essex County, and cities such as Worcester, Springfield, Lowell, Cambridge, Brockton, New Bedford, Fall River, Lynn, and Quincy. Mr. Licata is also admitted to practice in the state of New York. He routinely takes cases by referral from other attorneys located throughout the New England region and the United States.

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