Mediation in Santa Barbara County car accident lawsuits is required. The good news is the court will provide a free, professional mediator to mediate your case. During the mediation, the mediator will speak to each party, either individually or collectively, and try and find how much money the insurance company is willing to pay and how little you are willing to accept. Prior to the mediation, it is a good idea to provide a mediation statement to the mediator. You are not required to provide a mediation statement to the other party. Unless you speak with counsel, you should not provide a mediation statement to the other party.
Santa Barbara Superior Court created the CADRe system. After your case management conference, you will be assigned a mediator who will meet with both parties for a mediation and attempt to resolve the case. The mediation is free to the parties.
Without an attorney who knows the law and process, the mediation will not work out well for you. The mediator and the opposing attorney will point of weaknesses in your case and try and get you settle for pennies when you are legally entitled to dollars. Your best best is to hire a personal injury lawyer to represent you. We have conducted countless successful meditations and know how to maximize your recovery.
Santa Barbara Car Accident Lawyers, Morales Law, is located at 115 W. Mission Street in Santa Barbara. Attorney Marcus Morales will personally handle your case from start to finish to maximize your recovery. We offer free consultations and only charge a percentage of how much money we collect for you. You will always have an attorney personally handling your case, not a legal assistant or paralegal like other firms.
Call for a free consultation (805) 845-5405.