Personal Injury

The unliquidated elements present in damages claims for personal injury and wrongful death make these claims frequent subjects for compromise negotiations in mediation. Familiarity with the professional experts advising either side of this docket helps the lawyers representing parties in these cases evaluate the strength or trustworthiness of the anticipated testimony from these experts. That same experience helps the mediator to counsel the lawyers and their clients about the likely effectiveness of the expert evidence and to provide a measure of objectivity about the size of likely recovery, whether seen from the plaintiff’s side or the defendant’s side.