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Mediation & Arbitration Lawyers Florence, SC

Providing Mediation for Construction Defects, Product Liability & Personal Injury Throughout South Carolina

As experienced litigators, the attorneys at Aiken, Bridges, Elliott, Tyler, & Saleeby, PA, know firsthand how time-consuming and costly a court battle can be. Wouldn't it be great if there were an alternative to litigation that would be faster and less expensive?

There is. Many of the partners here at Aiken Bridges are certified mediators. In mediation the goal is help the conflicted parties find common ground to reach an agreement. Mediation is voluntary, and is facilitated by a trained mediator, usually an attorney, who is neutral and not related to the case in any way.

To find out if mediation or arbitration is the best way to resolve your dispute, please contact our Florence, South Carolina, law office for a free initial consultation with a qualified lawyer.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

When disputes arise between contractors and customers, mediation and arbitration are formal legal processes used to resolve the conflict to both parties' satisfaction. Both provide the advantage of avoiding costly, protracted litigation, and can be used to resolve a wide variety of disputes, including contract disputes, construction disputes and insurance disputes.

Besides providing mediation and arbitration services, our attorneys also provide counsel to individual parties involved in mediation and arbitration to help them look out for their best interests and protect their rights.

Mediation is a voluntary process. The mediator meets with each party separately to discuss their claims, then with both parties in the same room to facilitate the discussion. Each party learns the weak and strong points of the other's case, and mediation provides a safe, neutral place to air differences. If construction mediation fails, either party can choose to litigate.

Arbitration works like mediation, but with some crucial differences. The arbitrator must remain neutral, but the decision of an arbitrator is binding, and appeal is difficult.

At Aiken Bridges we focus on litigation and mediation. Many of our attorneys are called to mediate insurance disputes, construction-related breaches of contract, and construction defects claims all over the state of South Carolina. We also arbitrate disputes between building owners and contractors who cannot spare the time to litigate in court.

Free Initial Consultation: Contact our Myrtle Beach and Florence mediation and arbitration attorneys.