Mediation is a process where an individual (Mediator) is selected by both parties to help facilitate a settlement of your case. A mediator is a neutral third party and has no authority to decide your case. The decision to settle at mediation is solely in the discretion of the parties. Mediation can be a good opportunity to settle your case, provided the insurance company attends in good faith and offers reasonable compensation. What is said at mediation is confidential, so you don’t have to worry about something you may have said at mediation being used against you later in your case. The mediator will encourage the parties to talk about their case openly in the hopes of reaching a settlement. I meet with all of my clients face to face for at least one hour prior to mediation to go over your case and explain the mediation process in detail.