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Injury Law Center Obtains $50K Award During Arbitration Hearing

Goddess of Justice The Injury Law Center is happy to report that we have obtained an award of $50,000 during an arbitration hearing. The award maxed out the underlying insurance policy.

Arbitration is a binding, informal “mini-trial” which is conducted at one of the party’s law offices in front of a neutral party who assigns responsibility and assesses damages. Attorney Joe Russo , who handled the arbitration, remarked: “arbitration is often favorable to a jury trial in that there is more predictability over the outcome with a neutral fact finder who is well versed in civil litigation as opposed to a collection of 12 jurors who have never sat on a jury before. Jurors typically don’t know what to expect from a trial and find the task of placing a value on damages to be a very foreign concept.”

There are two types of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods: mediation and arbitration. In New Hampshire, the parties are required to enter into mediation before a trial is commenced, but arbitration is voluntary. In this case, the parties opted to arbitrate a couple of weeks before trial.

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After my accident I was in so much pain and so confused that I didn't know where to go, so I contacted the Injury Law Center. Joe would sit and he would listen and talk to me and hear what I was saying and what was really going on with me. He explained everything. It really made a difference and gave me a peace of mind. I knew that he knew me well enough to take care of my best interests. He heard the story behind everything and made sure that the insurance company had to take action. Deb Brosnan
If someone I cared for was going to be going through something like this I would definitely recommend Injury Law Center as your first point of reference. My case went on for a very long time, over a year, and we were on very good terms the entire time. Attorney Russo came to visit me several times in the hospital and brought me things to do in rehab. They were very supportive the entire time. Injury Law Center was able to exceed my expectations and I am able to live comfortably without having to work. Valerie
I had a car accident that affected my business and my ability to deal with insurance companies was very difficult. Joe stayed the course and we were offered very fair compensation.I think it was because of Joe and the hard work of the team. It was a very long trial but it turned out to be in our favor which we were very happy about. Mat Morello