Are there alternatives to trial or settlement?

Yes, there are. Mediation is a voluntary process [parties can opt out by agreeing not to mediate or that the process would be less than fruitful]. The process occurs with a "mediator" – a neutral third party who works to facilitate an agreement if possible. Typically retired judges or seasoned Baltimore personal injury lawyers serve as mediators. Arbitration is a little more formal. Typically the rules of evidence apply, and the arbitrator does not facilitate agreement, but actually decides the case on the merits, as a judge would. Some contracts call for "binding arbitration", and, depending on your case, you should consult your Baltimore personal injury attorney to examine if there might be economic incentives to arbitrate rather than litigate.

Black ice and personal injury lawsuits.

The American Meteorological Society tells us black ice is “a popular alternative for glaze. A thin sheet of ice, relatively dark in appearance, may form when light rain or drizzle falls on a road surface that is...

Property damage in personal injury lawsuits

The notion that there is a correlation between the dollar amount of property damage in a motor vehicle accident, and the severity of a personal injury has some logical appeal. If a car’s front end is smashed in, then the occupants would seem...
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