YOU CAN AVOID COURT
More than 90% of Cases Will Settle Out of Court. One reason is that many of those cases were settled through Mediation.
Mediated VS. Litigated settlements
In studies involving over 9,000 cases, reported in the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies in collaboration with Cornell Law School, plaintiffs who later litigated committed "decision error", receiving a monetary award less than or equal to the last offer made in mediation in 61.2 percent of cases!
CLIENTS PREFER TO MEDIATE
Amost all mediation participants said they choose mediation because it allowed them more control in the outcome and the resolution is not controlled by the court system.
mediation success rate
It is reported that more than 85% of mediated cases settle. Mediation brings resolution.
Why does mediation work so well?
There are many contributing factors to the success of mediation. Mediation provides a safe environment for negotiation because the mediator can control and direct the communications. This way, unproductive discussions can be avoided and concessions will be communicated only if they are likely to lead to a settlement.
Also, fewer pressures exist that cause a party to be hesitant or scared to put an offer on the table. The mediator can propose the offer to the opposite party in such a way that both parties can agree without them feeling like they "gave in" to the other party.
The main factor is that mediation works! It works because it brings all necessary parties to the bargaining table where they can "realistically" evaluate their positions and safely explore settlement options.
What does successful mediation look like?
In a successful mediation, the parties decide the outcomes of the case rather than allowing a third party to do it for them. Everything that happens at the mediation is kept strictly confidential to encourage the parties to be open and honest about their case and make the best effort possible to resolve the dispute.