Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
Sometimes the courtroom is the only place to settle a dispute, but often that traditional process is needlessly time-consuming, expensive, and adversarial. In many instances, resolving disputes out of court—through arbitration, mediation, or other settlement processes—delivers results that meet clients’ goals more quickly, at a lower cost, and with less combativeness.
We have been a strong supporter of the mediation process for many years. We are constantly engaged in seeking resolution of cases by mediation or joint settlement meetings, from relatively straightforward personal injury claims to multi-party construction actions and coverage disputes involving insurers, brokers and underwriters.
The harm occurred can be physical, mental, or even financial. Personal Injury suits are typically resolved in one of two ways: through a formal lawsuit, or through informal, out-of-court negotiations between the parties involved. There is often a time limit for when one person can file a claim against another for personal injury. This is known as the Statute of Limitations. Typically, the deadline to file a claim is 2 years after the injury occurred. However, there are instances in which an injury is not properly identified until years later, in which case the statute of limitations is 1 year after the injury was identified.