I have successfully mediated many cases filed in Los Angeles Superior Court involving most insurance companies covering everything from slip and fall to complex auto accidents. Most of my clients are either happy with the settlement, or at the very least understand why the settlement is an acceptable outcome. Through mediation everyone has a say in the end result, versus
rolling the dice at trial where there are no guarantees.
Most everyone coming into a mediation for these types of cases have high expectations, regardless of which side they represent, and when those expectations are deflated, you need a mediator that can work well with counsel to explain the situation to the client. More often than not, counsel will ask me to help alleviate and address their client's concerns, reducing the burden put on counsel in such a touchy situation. An excellent mediator is every attorney's best solution.