By: Scott D. Fitzgerald, Richmond Accident Attorney
Arbitration is a form of alternative dispute resolution. Instead of litigating in court, parties submit the claim to an independent third party (an "arbitrator") who acts as judge and decides the outcome of the case. There are advantages and disadvantages to arbitration. Your attorney can help you decide if arbitration is appropriate for your case and, if so, when. There are also many different ways an arbitration can be structured. If arbitration is appropriate for your case, your attorney can help negotiate the best type of arbitration for your case.
Arbitration involves submitting information to the arbitrator to help him decide the case. …