Chicago Bar Mediation Service
321 S. Plymouth Court, 7th Floor
Chicago, IL 60604



Judge Thomas Mulroy, Chairperson of the Chicago Bar Mediation Service

Chicago, IL Personal Injury Mediators

Chicago personal injury mediation services

Mediation Services for Car Accidents and Other Injuries in Illinois

If you have been injured due to another party's negligence, you may be facing significant financial hardship along with the physical and mental effects of your injuries. Medical expenses may reach into the tens of thousands of dollars or more, and you may also be dealing with lost wages due to an extended recovery period or long-term disability, as well as pain and suffering that interferes with your day-to-day life. Compensation for your damages is often available through a personal injury claim, but these cases can take several months to settle, especially if the other party is reluctant to admit fault or acknowledge the severity of your injuries. This can mean a frustrating delay in receiving the relief you need.

However, mediation can often help you reach a settlement more efficiently, allowing you to obtain compensation in a timely manner and move forward with your life. At The Chicago Bar Association Mediation Service, our highly trained and experienced mediators can keep your case moving forward and facilitate a fair resolution. We work at an hourly rate of $400 to provide accessible services that may help you save time, court costs, and stress.

Mediation for a Variety of Personal Injury Cases

Our personal injury mediators have experience with a wide range of personal injury cases, and they are well-versed in the unique issues that may arise and the Illinois laws that govern them. We can help you reach a resolution in cases involving:

  • Motor vehicle accidents - Collisions involving cars, commercial trucks, motorcycles, public transportation, and other vehicles often result in severe injuries and include complicated questions of comparative negligence among multiple parties. Mediation can help to resolve these questions and ensure that victims receive compensation.
  • Premises liability - Cases such as slip and fall accidents and animal attacks often include claims of negligence on the part of a property owner. Mediation helps to settle the issues of whether the owner is responsible and to what extent they should compensate the injury victim for their damages.
  • Work injuries - Work-related injuries may be the result of the negligence of a third party other than the injured employee and their employer, and personal injury claims are possible in these cases. Mediation can help with cases involving work injuries on the road, a construction site, or any other workplace.
  • Defective products - People who are injured by dangerous products including tools and machinery, vehicles, medical devices, toys, and food and hygiene products, may have a case for compensation against designers, manufacturers, and retailers. Mediation can lead to an agreement as to the respondent's duty of care to the victim and their degree of responsibility for the injuries.

How Does Personal Injury Mediation Work?

The parties involved in a personal injury claim typically include the injury victim and their attorney on one side; and the alleged negligent party, their attorney, and their insurance representative on the other side. In the mediation process, a neutral third party facilitates negotiations between the two sides in an attempt to identify common ground and reach a settlement that is agreeable to both parties.

You and your attorney can prepare for mediation by gathering evidence to demonstrate the other party's negligence and the amount and types of damages you have suffered. You will have the opportunity to present your perspective, as will the other party and their insurance representative. From there, the mediator will continue to meet with both parties to help them move closer to a resolution, in many cases resulting in a settlement and helping you avoid a trial.

Insurance and Subrogation Mediation Services

Personal injury cases also sometimes involve disputes between injury victims and their own insurance providers, including in situations involving uninsured motorist coverage or subrogation for health insurance providers. We also have mediators who focus on insurance dispute mediation. With their assistance, you may be able to reach a shared understanding with your provider regarding the amount you are entitled to according to your coverage, or the amount that each of you is entitled to from a personal injury settlement or verdict.

Find a Chicago Personal Injury Mediator

Our list of skilled mediators includes many with extensive personal injury experience, allowing you to find a professional who is well-equipped to serve in your case. Contact us today at 312-554-2040 to start the process of scheduling mediation services and let us know who you would like to work with. Our mediators serve clients throughout Chicago, Cook County, and nearby areas in Illinois.


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