Over the last thirty-two plus years of practicing law in the area of personal injury litigation, this accident litigation attorney has witnessed an interesting trend in the concept of alternative dispute resolution (ADR). Based upon our outstanding system of civil justice in the United States of America and in particular the great State of Florida, when a victim of a serious personal injury accident or incident has the right to bring a lawsuit for damages against the responsible party, they had the benefit of our extraordinary civil justice legal system as a means of seeking compensation for the damages one suffers as a result of the negligence (or gross negligence) of individual or a corporate entity. Our civil justice system has been functioning for the most part in an extraordinarily effective manner of providing access to the judicial system for just about every righteous Plaintiff with a just cause.
And furthermore, because our Florida civil justice system functions with a contingency fee method of compensating Plaintiffs’ attorneys, many victims who would otherwise never be able to afford competent legal representation can seek and retain the legal representation of caring and extremely skilled attorneys without having to outlay significant sums of money to compensate them and provide for legal retainers and all of the costs and expenses that are naturally incurred in prosecuting significant claims.
The Florida civil justice system, in its finest operation, provided a means for the public to seek a fair adjudication of their negligence claims, along with hopefully the opportunity to collect a judgment that would be rendered against a responsible party. Over the years the Courts became increasingly burdened; not only upon the litigants but upon the entire system and our government in order to staff the courthouse with enough judges, clerks and all of the various individuals that go about administering the cause of justice. Over the last four decades the system has paid particular attention to the stresses and burdens placed upon it and has done significant studies in attempting to provide alternative means of bringing a particular legal dispute and in our arena having to do with negligent claims to an early and less expensive resolution that would be just and fair for both sides of the cause. Both arbitration and mediation has been in effect for quite a while now but mediation has been on the rise particularly in the last twenty-five years.
For further information on Alternative Dispute Resolution (Mediation) please feel free to contact the Weston, Florida Personal Injury Attorney at 1.877.LAW.0444, 954.349.330, or at firstname.lastname@example.org