Arbitration is a form of “alternative dispute resolution”, which offers parties to a personal injury case or accident case an alternative way of resolving their case. It’s an alternative to a trial. In most situations an arbitration can be an efficient and cost effective method of resolving a case. Rather than going through a prolonged trial with the uncertainty of a jury or judge, the parties can agree to arbitrate their case.
There are three important aspects of arbitration that should always be considered. One, both sides have to agree to arbitrate the case; Two, the parties must agree on which arbitrator(s) will be used; and Three, and most importantly, the arbitrator’s decision is final.
Arbitration is a great way to resolve a personal injury case, but may not be appropriate for all cases. An experienced personal injury lawyer should be consulted before making a decision to arbitrate.
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