Settling Your Personal Injury Case Is YOUR Decision

The bottom line is that you are the injured party. The settlement process in a personal injury case is indeed complex. Despite the fact that your lawyer is doing all of the talking on your behalf, you are an integral part of your own settlement negotiations. If something doesn’t feel or sound right, tell your lawyer. Voice your concerns. He or she will should advise you based on a mixture of experience in the legal world and the particular facts of your case. Every case is different. The settlement that you reach is final, you can’t go back for more money once you’ve signed on the dotted line.

Settlements are reached through various means and can be achieved at any point during the pendency of your case. Those means are not the subject of this particular posting but, in general, settlement can be reached by negotiation between your attorney and the insurance company adjuster or defense attorney, or at mediation before a retired judge or attorney-mediator or at a settlement conference in court before a sitting judge. Call or e-mail me and I’ll be happy to discuss these issues in much greater detail. Consultations are free.

I can be reached at

(323) 852-1100

(818) 306-5799 or

(877) 487-8221

As always, I’m here for all of your legal needs. If your issue is something other than personal injury, then I have a great network of attorneys personally vetted by me to whom I can refer you.

Lowell Steiger, Attorney at Law

Law Talk With Lowell Steiger

With guests criminal defense attorney Jennifer Gardner, Esq. and mediator/attorney Alec Wisner.  Interesting discussions about criminal matters, whether victim's families should influence sentencing in criminal matters, mediation, OJ, Johnny Cochran, Casey Anthony, Rush Limbaugh and Sandra Fluke.  With guest participation via text. Please watch and enjoy.

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Lowell Steiger’s Mediation: A Sample Video of a Neighbor Dispute

This is a glimpse into a mediation wherein the issue is that Javier’s dog chews up Michael’s yard and all of its contents — on a regular basis.  Thanks to Javier and Michael for allowing this session to be recorded.

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