Mediation is an alternative method of settling disputes and can facilitate the settlement of car accident claims, without the need for going to court. It is sometimes resorted to as a result of a court order. Mediation for car accident insurance is a voluntary and yet confidential method of dispute resolution that is presided over by a third party, who is neutral and acceptable to both sides in the dispute.
Mediation does not close off other alternatives, and in case the dispute is not resolved you can go further into arbitration or take legal recourse. In most arbitration cases, parties are required to agree to abide by the decision arrived at by an arbitrator. Most mediators are attorneys who have added special training in dispute resolution and can even be those who have retired from judicial service. The mediator will not tell the disputing parties what they are required to do, but will try to get them to agree after they identify the issues that are in dispute. In the case of mediation the control of the final result rests with the disputing parties, while the mediator only acts to facilitate discussion.