Your Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Truck Accident Lawyers – Jury Trial v. Arbitration

Date: April 18, 2012
Posted In: Truck Accidents

When your truck or car accident case is being litigated, you may want to consider binding arbitration as an alternative to a jury trial.  Although binding arbitration is not guaranteed and must be agreed to by both sides, many insurance companies and defense attorneys recognize the advantages. The advantages of a binding arbitration include quicker resolution, lower costs, and a much more informal relaxed setting.  The disadvantages can include not having your case heard by a jury of your peers.  Some cases have more jury appeal than others meaning that in certain cases, a jury can be more sympathetic to your injuries and possibly award a higher amount than an arbitrator would award.  This is especially true when the injuries are devastating and/or when the Defendant has done something reprehensible.  Either way, you should discuss the alternate methods of concluding your case with your lawyer to see what is best for you.

David Smacchi
David is a native of the Wyoming Valley and graduated from Pittston Area High School in 1990. He is a 1994 graduate of Penn State University and a 1999 graduate of The University of Akron School of Law. David practiced law at DLP in its Kingston office since August of 1999, and he has been a Partner in the firm since January of 2007.