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by Jeff Rasansky - November 28, 2013
Jeff Rasansky
Jeff Rasansky, managing partner of Rasansky Law Firm, is an aggressive Dallas personal injury lawyer with 25 years of legal experience.

This month we’re talking about out-of-court settlements for your Dallas car accident injury case. What are the advantages? What are the disadvantages? What’s best for your case? In this blog post, we’ll take a look at three different ways that private, out-of-court resolutions can take place.

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Settling a Case Out of Court

  1. Simple negotiation. This idea is extremely straightforward and uncomplicated. Still, many injury victims don’t even consider it because they assume the party they are dealing with is totally unreasonable or unwilling to listen. However, you might be surprised to find that you can negotiate with the other party (likely with the help of legal counsel) to find a solution that both sides deem fair.
  2. Mediation. Mediation is a more organized form of negotiation in which a neutral third party listens to both sides of the story and helps guide both sides toward a resolution by encouraging mutual understanding and compromise. Unlike negotiation, mediation may come with fees.
  3. Arbitration. This type of case resolution is much like a judge’s decision in that a third party listens to both sides of the case and comes to a decision that is based on the law. Under certain circumstances, a decision made in arbitration can be overturned by a judge.

As you can see, filing a lawsuit against a negligent party is many times not as straightforward as showing up in court and telling your story to a judge and jury. You have a number of opportunities to resolve your case before it heads to court – and some of the options could save you stress, time, and money. Only you and your attorney can decide what the best decision is in your case.

Need a Dallas car accident attorney? Call Rasansky Law Firm at 1-877-405-4313.

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