Avoiding Common Pitfalls In the Settlement Process

By: Joshua A. Bennett & Joshua Hinson

We have said it for years: Most of our claims are not going to trial and may never see the inside of a courtroom. Instead, in all likelihood, mediation or informal negotiations is where we’re going to get the case resolved. While mediation may not be as stressful or as high-stakes as a trial, there are still issues that consistently arise throughout the process that can quickly become pitfalls for the unsuspecting attorney or claims handler. This article uncovers some of those pitfalls to help ensure a smooth path to dismissal of the claim.

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