Pittsburgh Injury Lawyers Handle Mediation and Arbitration
Mediation and arbitration are both types of alternative dispute resolution that allow parties involved in disputes to resolve their issues without going to trial. Whether you have a personal injury claim, an employment law dispute or a business conflict, Pittsburgh injury lawyers at Moyles Law Firm can help you use mediation or arbitration to resolve your issues in either our Pittsburgh or Harrisburg location.
Mediation uses an impartial third party called a mediator to facilitate negotiations between you and the other party. The mediation process is much more informal and more flexible than arbitration or litigation. The purpose of mediation is to help both sides reach an agreement that resolves the disputed issue. You and the other party can choose the mediator and times for holding mediation sessions. Mediators conduct sessions jointly with both parties present as well as separately with each party. While mediators may provide a professional and impartial evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses related to the disputed issues and a projected view of repercussions if the parties fail to reach an agreement, mediation allows you and the other party to decide the outcome. Whenever you cannot resolve your matter through mediation, you retain your right to use litigation or arbitration.
Typically, arbitration uses one or three arbitrators chosen by you and the other party. Arbitration has a structure somewhat similar to a trial. Both sides engage in discovery where they gather information relevant to the dispute. They present evidence and arguments during a hearing before the arbitrators. The arbitrators deliberate and render their decision, called an award. Awards are generally binding. However, you can challenge an award in court as long as you are within the statutory limitation. Unlike judicial proceedings where the trial is part of public records, arbitration is confidential.
Issues where parties use mediation or arbitration
Pittsburgh injury lawyers at The Moyles Law Firm recently represented a broker who was terminated by a brokerage securities firm. We represented the client through both mediation and arbitration. The arbitration resulted in procuring for our client an arbitration panel award with significant compensation.
Contact an Experienced Pittsburgh Injury Law Firm about using Mediation or Arbitration
With offices in Pittsburgh and Harrisburg, the Pittsburgh injury lawyers at The Moyles Law Firm assist clients with personal injury claims using mediation and arbitration whenever it is to their advantage. Call The Moyles Law Firm at 412-281-1055 or 717-233-5400 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation with one of our experienced Pittsburgh personal injury lawyers.