Brad Pistotnik Law
Abogado El Toro

How to Choose the Right Mediator in Case of Personal Injury?

When you are injured in an accident, you have a lot to deal with. Doctor appointments, insurance adjusters, time off work, pain and suffering. In most injury cases, the last thing you want to do is deal with lengthy court battles and all the drama that goes along with them. You should definitely have a qualified personal injury attorney on your side to help you navigate the aftermath of your accident so you can focus on healing. One way to cut down on stress after an accident is to attempt to go through mediation with the opposing party or their insurance company. Mediation can often garner a better settlement with less hassle. But how do you find the right mediator to help you with your case? Brad Pistotnik Law and our dedicated team of lawyers know the best mediators in the state and you can always count on us to only use well known and fair mediators.

Trust Your Attorney

The most important thing you should do during the entire claim, mediation and litigation process is to trust your attorney. Choose a highly-qualified attorney with a strong background in personal injury law and a history of winning cases. Your attorney has experience dealing with mediators, and can find the right mediator for you, to ensure the best possible outcome in your case. Brad Pistotnik is one of the most highly-qualified personal injury attorneys in the south-central Kansas area, and has many years of experience in litigation of personal injury cases. He works all over the State of Kansas and Oklahoma and handles cases in Missouri, Texas, Nebraska, Illinois and other states by Pro Hac Vice eappointments.

Experience

You should also look for a mediator that has a solid history of providing unbiased, competent mediation services. It is not enough to choose any mediator with many years of experience; you should specifically look for a mediator that deals with personal injury cases. Personal injury law has a lot of nuances that are different from other legal areas, and it is important to find a mediator that knows exactly what is going on. This, again, will allow you to get the best possible outcome. Brad formed Pistotnik Law in 1983 and over the years it became to be known Brad Pistotnik Law, P.A. and was moved to our new upscale location at 10111 E. 21st Street N., Suite 204, Wichita, Kansas 67206.

Personality

Mediation and litigation are not popularity contests, obviously. The legal process is all about fairness, justice and making things right for those parties that have been wronged. However, personality is important when choosing a mediator. You don't want to be saddled with a mediator that is intimidating or difficult to work with. This will only prolong the mediation process and could actually derail mediation efforts. If your goal is to avoid a court battle - it likely is if you are contemplating mediation - the last thing you want to do is have the mediation process fail so you are forced to appear in court. Moving your case to court adds weeks and even months the process, and can cause legal fees to increase exponentially.

Cost

Cost is a consideration for many clients, however, it should not be your only consideration when choosing a mediator. In fact, it should be one of your last considerations. You can most likely get the at-fault party to cover your attorney fees, court costs and other fees involved in litigation and mediation. Most of these costs do not have to be paid until there is a final resolution in your case. As a result, cost won't really matter, but you can still comparison shop to ensure you are getting the best deal.

There are many personal injury law firms in the Wichita area that promise to handle your personal injury case and get as much money for you as possible. However, Brad Pistotnik and his staff don't just make these claims, they have the experience and track record to back them up. If you are looking for a fair settlement and legal representation that has your best interests in mind, contact Brad Pistotnik Law today to schedule your consultation appointment. Call Brad Pistotnik for a free consultation right now at 316-684-4400 or 800-241-BRAD or on his cell at 316-706-5020.