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Make mediation a consideration before heading to the courthouse

In all different types of lawsuits, experts agree that you can save money on legal fees by considering three options: compromise, mediate, or settle. The general rule is that the longer a legal case continues, the more it is going to cost. One mediation program in Ohio handles 1,200 personal injury lawsuits a year and ninety percent are resolved without a trial.

Here in Illinois, the Supreme Court of Illinois provides for mandatory arbitration of Illinois personal injury lawsuits and other civil actions where a plaintiff asserts a claim of less than or equal to $50,000.

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