The Basics Of Mediation And Arbitration Services
Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) mechanisms like arbitration and mediation can be initiated by the disputing parties, or they can be mandated by legislation, the courts or terms of a contract.
How Is Arbitration Different From Traditional Litigation?
Arbitration shares some important traits with civil courtroom litigation. In both settings, a neutral third party hears the arguments of both sides and imposes a final decision that is both binding and enforceable. Arbitration is unlike traditional litigation because the disputants in arbitration promise to resolve any future disagreements using arbitration before a dispute materializes. Another difference is the choice of the intermediary. In arbitration, the two sides agree on the intermediary who will oversee the case. In civil litigation, however, disputants don’t choose the judge.
Why Is Mediation Different From Arbitration?
Mediation is a negotiation facilitated by a neutral third party. Unlike arbitration, which has some of the elements of a trial, mediation involves no decision-making by the neutral third party. For more information, see Why Mediation?
Three Skilled Mediators With 90-Plus Years Of Combined Experience In Many Areas Of The Law
At Mediated Resolutions, LLC, in Atlanta, Georgia, we assist parties in resolving disputes varying from workers’ compensation, medical malpractice claims, real estate mediation, motor vehicle accident claims and family law. The following is a comprehensive list of the kinds of disputes we mediate:
- Workers’ compensation claims
- Personal injury claims
- Medical malpractice claims
- Nursing home abuse claims
- Auto accidents and truck accidents
- Insurance coverage
- Employment and labor law
- Business and commercial law
- Family law
- Landlord-tenant disputes
- Real property disputes
Georgia Personal Injury And Insurance Coverage Mediation
Steve Head, Burt Tillman and Casey Crumbley are veteran attorneys with extensive experience in the areas in which each mediates. They bring their legal expertise and considerable people skills to the table to encourage the litigants to talk to each other, be heard, state concerns and reach for solutions. A good mediator guides and facilitates a substantive discussion and evaluations of the issues involved and helps guide the parties to a resolution based on those shared discussions. Resolutions lie in all parties feeling heard, position being properly evaluated, and control of the outcome remaining in the room and between the parties. We bring our expertise to the table to keep the process moving forward in a trustworthy fashion and to facilitate a compromise that the disputants arrive at themselves.
Come To Us, Or We Come To You
We maintain a mediation facility in Atlanta, but we are not anchored to the office. We frequently travel to all parts of Georgia to assist parties in finding resolutions to their conflicts and cases.