LawAnswers.com.au - Australia's #1 Legal Community

LawAnswers.com.au is a community of 10,000+ Australians, just like you, helping each other.
Ask a question, respond to a question and better understand the law today!
Join us, it only takes a minute:

ACT Chances of Resolving Personal Injury Issue on Day of Mediation ?

Discussion in 'Personal Injury Law Forum' started by Jason88, 9 October 2015.

  1. Jason88

    Jason88 Member

    Joined:
    9 October 2015
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    I am due to be in mediation for a personal injury matter, and was wanting to know what the chances are of it being resolved on the day? I have been advised that I have a strong case.

    It's been going on for the last 3 years, and I'm just wanting it to be over with.
     
  2. Lawyering mum

    Lawyering mum Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    26 September 2015
    Messages:
    28
    Likes Received:
    1
    Hi Jason
    Without knowing the issues (ie is liability is dispute as well as quantum?), typically your most cost effective stage is to settle at mediation. In my experience, the majority of matters settle at mediation/compulsory conference stage (about 95%). For the 5% that don't settle at this stage, about 1% will make it to trial, the rest settle after pleadings have been filed in court and typically at a further mediation
     
  3. JS79

    JS79 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    2 October 2015
    Messages:
    307
    Likes Received:
    35
    Most personal injury cases don't go to court.
    Whether your case settles on the day of mediation depends on the offer from the opposing lawyers and whether you decide that is an appropriate amount for the injury you sustained or not.
     

Share This Page

Loading...