Are there Options Other Than A Trial or a Settlement for a Personal Injury Case?

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, another option for resolution, 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 Are there Options Other Than A Trial or a Settlement for a Personal Injury Case? - Attorney Blog Baltimore MD - Criminal Defense, Personal Injury Lawyer - Eric T. Kirk - baltimore_maryland_personal_injury_trial_lawyer_icontracts call for "binding arbitration", and, depending on your case, you should consult your  injury attorney to examine if there might be economic incentives to arbitrate rather than litigate. I have litigated thousands of cases over the years. I extend a complimentary case evaluation to all my clients. Call me today to schedule yours. 410 591 2835. 

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Dictionary of Legal Terms

DAMAGES Damages are the method by which the law quantifies the harm that results from an act of negligence. Money is a poor substitute for the pain  and loss associated with a personal injury, but it is the system of compensation that the...