Personal Injury Mediation Attorney-Minnesota


The best experience to arbitrate and mediate (alternative dispute resolution, or ADR) car and truck crash settlements in northwestern Minnesota?  Research and compare arbitration & mediation attorneys in Minnesota and eastern North Dakota.

Detroit Lakes, Minnesota Lawyers for Accident Mediation and Settlement.

The Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, crash lawyers at the Stowman Law Firm, P.A., are experienced in helping people with settlements in mediation and arbitration.  Their lawyers regularly mediate accident settlements in both North Dakota and Minnesota.  Hire the best personal injury attorney you can find to settle or mediate your case.  Check personal injury lawyer ratings and reviews. Click here to see what clients say about the attorneys at the Stowman Law Firm, P.A., in northwest Minnesota.

If you consult with our Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, personal injury lawyers, you will learn that settlement is the most efficient way of resolving your personal injury case.  How do you settle your personal injury car crash claim?  How do you hold someone accountable?  Settlement only happens with your case is prepared for trial.  Sometimes justice is not possible through settlement.  Sometimes the evidence is not persuasive. Sometimes a client or even an insurance company representative has a personal motive to avoid settlement of an insurance claim.  Sometimes people do not want to be held accountable for their actions.

North Dakota Lawyers for Personal Injury Mediation and Arbitration. 

As far as practicing law goes, mediation and arbitration are fairly new developments.  Private mediation and arbitration (alternative dispute resolution) really only became widely accepted by lawyers and attorneys in the mid-1990s.  Before that, injured people and the people who caused accidents fought it out in court.  Neither side trusted the other to act honestly without the force of potential discipline from a judge and the boundaries set by the rules of court.

Today, mediation and arbitration are universally accepted by lawyers and commonplace.  Personal injury lawyers and injured clients routinely attend mediations in attempts to settle their crash and accident claims.  Mediation or arbitration is an economical way to resolve cases; mediation and arbitration saves time, money, and emotion.


Both personal injury mediation and personal injury arbitration is held privately – outside the court system.  Most rules are constant, but the plaintiff and defendant are allowed to agree on some of their own mediation and arbitration rules.

What is the difference between mediation and arbitration?  Settlement at mediation is voluntary.  The parties hire a specially trained attorney or judge to act as a professional negotiator.  At the end of the mediation, you and your attorney can settle your claim, or refuse to settle your claim.  You might go home closer to settling, but without settling.

Arbitration is different.  Settlement in an arbitration is not voluntary.  In an arbitration, the plaintiff and defendant hire someone to act as their private judge.  The arbitrator will listen to arguments and read evidence, then issue a ruling.  The arbitrator will tell you who wins, who loses, and if money is involved, how much must be paid.  The case will be resolved at an arbitration.

The Stowman Law Firm, P.A., in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, has Minnesota personal injury attorneys and North Dakota personal injury attorneys.  Our lawyers mediate and arbitrate truck accidents, car crashes, dog bites, slip and fall cases, and other injury claims.  Our office is located in Detroit Lakes, in northwestern Minnesota.  Check this map.

Contact us if you have questions about accident or injury mediation or arbitration. We represent clients throughout northern Minnesota and eastern North Dakota.  Email us on the contact page, ask questions in the “I Have Questions” box above, check out our FAQ page, or search our website for an answer in the “Search Stowman Law” box, above. If you have questions, it never hurts to ask!