Arbitration may be an unfamiliar word to most people, but if you have ever been involved in a lawsuit in Philadelphia, you may have some idea what it entails.
In one of our most recent cases, our client sued the defendant (her neighbor) for attacking her with a garden trowel. Our client ultimately needed stitches to her neck and finger after the attack. We took the case to arbitration in Philadelphia and obtained an award of $35,000 against the defendant.
When someone has been hurt or has suffered monetary damages as a result of someone else’s carelessness, negligence, or malicious actions, a civil litigation law firm (such as Kenny, Burns & McGill) may determine that they have a good enough case to file a lawsuit.
If the damages suffered were less than $50,000, such as in our client’s case, the lawsuit proceeds first to arbitration. It is like an expedited trial, where the case is heard by a panel of three local attorneys and all the same procedures and standards of evidence still apply. Learn more about Philadelphia’s Arbitration Program here.
If either side is dissatisfied with the result, they can appeal the arbitration award and have it listed for a trial at City Hall in Philadelphia.
Kenny, Burns & McGill handles all types of personal injury cases, including car accidents; train accidents; slips, trips, and falls; and assaults. We have obtained large settlements for our clients and may be able to help you or a loved one in a similar situation.
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