Author: R. Clayton Allen, Mechanicsville, Va Personal Injury Attorney
Arbitration is a method of resolving disputes without going to court, and it is often a preferred option to trial because it can provide a faster, more efficient claims process.
In arbitration, the dispute is submitted to a third party (the arbitrator) who resolves the dispute after hearing a presentation by both parties. The presentation may be just documents submitted to the arbitrator by each side. More often, in addition to the documents submitted, each side will make an oral argument in person. Usually each side will have an attorney to make the oral argument for them. Occasionally the presentation also includes witnesses…