Q: I have a personal injury case set for mediation. Does a mediator help to decide liability or damages
I was injured and rendered permanently disabled in large home improvement store
A: No, a mediator's job is simply to serve as a facilitator towards the goal of reaching an agreement. The mediator doesn't represent either side, and the mediator doesn't get to determine liability or damages. Importantly, you aren't forced to enter an agreement if you are in mediation.
Tim Akpinar agrees with this answer
You may want to consider reaching out to a personal injury attorney in the Dallas area for a consult. If your injury resulted in permanent disability, the legal process for deciding these things is often "for keeps." Could it be possible you have an arbitration? You may very well have a mediation, as you say you do. But sometimes the terms mediation and arbitration are used loosely, although arbitration is generally binding. That means the decision sticks and can carry the same weight as a trial by jury.
In summary, it could be worth your time to consider reaching out to a Texas attorney who handles personal injury cases. Many attorneys who practice in this field offer free initial consults. Good luck
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