At the Law Office of Keith Short we frequently file AR cases for car accidents, premises liability accidents and other injury litigation where the total damages in dispute is less than $50,000.00. Arbitration (AR) cases are less financially costly to litigate and frequently resolve the case in less than 6 to 7 months rather than the 2 or 3 years it normally takes to get a case to a full trial. An AR case is first heard by a panel of three lawyers who act as arbitrators empowered to enter an award for either the plaintiff or defendant. The parties have a right to accept or reject the awards within 20 days of receiving the decision. Over 90% of all awards are accepted by one of the parties. If either side decides to reject the award then the case goes to a full jury trial.
We’ve only ever lost one AR case…and that’s because the client failed to show up for trial. If you want serious, aggressive representation for your car accident or personal injury case then call the Law Office of Keith Short…and show up for court!