Mediation & Avoiding the Courtroom

Mediation & Avoiding the Courtroom

Legal Mediation & Alternatives to Litigation in the Bay Area 

At Mitchell & Danoff Law Firm, we know that meeting our clients’ objectives by recovering maximum value is the number one goal in every personal injury case. In some instances, this means standing up for the rights of accident victims at trial, against insurance companies that are unwilling to provide the necessary compensation. Many of our cases, however, are successfully settled without going to trial. Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution that can help our clients avoid the costs of the courtroom, while serving to obtain recoveries that meet their goals.

The team at Mitchell & Danoff Law Firm has extensive experience in personal injury mediation and works hard to settle cases out of court when possible. Our preparation and willingness to try cases, and our successful record in injury claims, has earned us respect from insurance companies, their adjusters and their defense lawyers.

Contact a skilled Bay Area personal injury attorney for a free case evaluation.

Benefits of Mediation

Mediation provides attorneys from both sides with the opportunity to meet in person, discuss all aspects of a case and work toward a fair settlement. A mediator is an unbiased third-party who is typically a former judge or attorney that listens to both sides. He or she will attempt to guide both sides to reach a conclusion that is mutually agreeable. Unlike in arbitration, the counsel of a mediator is not binding.

When mediation works, it can provide a fair result for both parties, while sparing clients a good amount of money and grief that can come with trial. We always try to resolve our clients’ cases in the way that is most beneficial. Sometimes that can be done through mediation. Given our trial preparation and effective strategies, our lawyers are prepared to go to trial when mediation is not effective.

Pursue Compensation With a Top-Rated Bay Area Personal Injury Attorney!

At Mitchell & Danoff Law Firm, we have gotten top-dollar recoveries from insurance companies for our clients in personal injury cases at mediation and at trial. Contact our law firm and schedule an initial consultation with one of our experienced lawyers. We represent injury victims throughout Northern/Central California with multiple offices to serve you including the South Bay (San Jose), the East Bay (Pleasanton and Oakland), the Central Valley (Fresno), as well as all the Central Coast Communities (Salinas, Monterey, Gilroy and Hollister).

Call (831) 219-2110 to begin a free consultation with our firm today.


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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Should I hire a lawyer for my personal injury case?

    There are several reasons for hiring a lawyer to represent you in your personal injury claim, rather than representing yourself. 1.) It allows you to focus on your own recovery, rather than the complicated details of your case. 2.) By hiring a skilled personal injury attorney to research your case and represent you in court, your chances of success improve drastically.

  • How long will my personal injury case take to resolve?

    This number can vary from one case to another, depending on the details of your situation. A lawsuit can take anywhere from several months to several years to settle.

  • What is the average settlement amount for a personal injury claim?

    The average compensation amount for a personal injury case is anywhere from $3,000 to $75,000, depending on what type of damages you are pursuing.

  • Does California put damage caps on claims for personal injury cases?

    No, only Medical Malpractices cases have a cap. California Civil Code section 3333.2 sets a cap on the amount of non-economic damages (pain and suffering) that can be recovered in a medical malpractice case. The maximum amount that may be recovered is $250,000. All other Personal Injury cases are not subject to any cap.