Mediation is often a necessary step during a personal injury lawsuit process. Mediations are used to try to hammer out a settlement before it becomes necessary for the case to go all the way to a jury trial. Mediations can also occur during an explosion accident lawsuit. Here, the team at the Doan Law Firm wants to provide some information about what will happen during an explosion accident mediation. If your case is proceeding forward, this may be a step that you have to go through at some point.
The good news is that mediations are not formal court processes. This means that the level of stress can be toned down a bit. Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution process and involves a third-party mediator coming in to assist in brokering a settlement between an injury victim and the at-fault party.
For an explosion accident case, this will involve the explosion accident victim and whichever entity it is believed to have caused the accident. This can include an employer, company or manufacturer of faulty equipment or a third-party contractor. Attorneys for every party will also be present, and they will handle the communication with other parties involved.
When a mediation begins, everybody involved will be in the same room. The mediator will introduce everybody, and there will be opening arguments presented. The mediator may ask some initial questions pertaining to the explosion accident case.
After this intro, all parties will move to a separate room and will likely not see each other again throughout the entire process. The mediator will act as a go-between to each party. A mediator will hear from each side independently, and they will be able to understand the strengths and weaknesses of each side’s case.
However, a mediator will not betray the confidence of either party. For example, a mediator will not learn pertinent information about the case from the injury victim and then go tell this information to the defendant in the case. Rather, the mediator will simply know all of the facts related to the case and help guide both sides to move towards a positive resolution in an attempt to avoid trial.
The mediator will ask questions, relay information, and make recommendations to all parties so they can better evaluate their demands and concessions.
The ultimate goal is for an explosion accident mediation to result in an agreement between the injury victim and the defendant without the case having to go to a costly and time-consuming trial. However, it is completely understandable if this is not possible.
If you or a loved one have been injured in an explosion accident caused by the actions of another individual, business, or entity, reach out to the team at the Doan Law Firm for help today. Our attorneys have years of experience handling complex explosion accident cases, and we have a track record of success in securing significant settlements and verdicts on behalf of clients. We want to help make sure that you receive coverage for your medical bills, lost income, property damage expenses, pain and suffering losses, and more. When you need an explosion accident attorney in Houston by your side, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling 800-349-0000.