If you have been involved in an auto accident and you have filed a personal injury claim, you might hear the term arbitration. Arbitration is a less expensive and often faster way to resolve a personal injury claim instead of going to court.
However, both parties must agree to arbitration and to the arbitrator. When an arbitration agreement is entered, the parties must agree, as usually there is no way to appeal an arbitration agreement or get out of paying the ordered settlement.
When you are going into arbitration for a personal injury claim, you should have a personal injury attorney representing you and ensuring that your rights are protected.
Presenting The Evidence
Arbitration comes after the demand letter has been sent. In the demand letter, you will summarize what happened and why the other party is liable. You will also then declare your damages and come up with an itemized list of costs and the amount that you want to be paid to cover your damages.
Of course, that figure should be higher than the amount you would be willing to settle for because there should be room for negotiations. If an agreement cannot be reached, the claim will often go to arbitration rather than court, if both parties can agree to do so.
The arbitrator could be an organization, an individual, or an entity. After agreeing to arbitration, it might take a few weeks to have an arbitrator assigned to your case.
The Evidence That Is Needed
While there are not many formal rules to arbitration, you will present your evidence much like you would if you went to court.
That means you will provide medical records, medical bills, proof of lost wages, damage repair estimates for personal property damage, photos of the damages and accident scene, and a copy of the accident report. Witnesses might be asked to testify to back up the written statements provided earlier.
Any documentation that you can provide to show that the snowplow ran you off the road and that the other party is liable for the damages you suffered is beneficial in such situations.
Your personal injury attorney will help you prepare for mediation by asking you some questions and by reviewing all evidence and the other party’s evidence as well.
Consult with a Personal Injury Attorney After Being Run Off The Road By A Snowplow
If you have been run of the road by a snowplow, you should consult with a personal injury attorney. These claims are challenging, so make sure you have someone experienced in accident injury law representing you.
Personal injury attorneys work on a contingency basis, so you have nothing to lose and will not pay anything out of pocket. Your lawyer will not be compensated until you get a settlement or a judgment for your damages.
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