Valuing Your Case for Mediation
Setting proper expectations can define success in negotiation
Several factors contribute to the amount of compensation a claimant can recover and the financial exposure of a responding party:
- Liability for fault
- Nature and extent of the claimant's losses
- Insurance coverage
As Frank Ray advised his own clients during his more than forty years as an accomplished trial lawyer, since each case is unique, litigants cannot justify comparison of their cases with others. Plaintiffs seeking recovery for a loss should consider tempering expectations of a large settlement or verdict by inviting analysis by a trusted neutral, such as Frank. With his vast experience as a trial lawyer for a broad array of cases, for a particular dispute, Frank can offer illumination on risks of litigation before a judge and jury. If parties can accept rational assessment of adversaries' competing positions in a case, Frank Ray can assist to guide parties to a compromise that represents a proper out-of-court resolution. Frank will assist the parties to buy-in to a process that requires balancing or risks and benefits of a trial against the certainties achieved by a reasonable settlement.
When the parties work with Frank Ray as their mediator, Frank will channel adversaries to appreciate and achieve a realistic outcome through settlement of the case as true partners in success.
Open door and open mind — justice through mediation
When you need a professional who is well respected by the legal community as a mediator, call Frank Ray of Frank A. Ray Co., L.P.A. at 614.223.2121 or contact us online.