Attorneys are well aware that most clients have little idea as to how much litigation can cost—and how frustrated they become when these costs and expenses begin adding up. Unfortunately, many clients think that attorneys want to make as much money as possible, no matter how it may impact the client. However, by explaining the benefits of construction mediation in Houston Texas, attorneys will alter these clients’ perception of attorneys while saving them time and money in their cases. In fact, attorneys should explain the benefits of construction mediation in Houston Texas early in their cases.
Whether attorneys represent plaintiffs or defendants in construction claims, their clients will save thousands of dollars in legal fees and court costs if they mediate and settle their case prior to trial. Defendants will save on the hourly rates they have to pay their attorneys, as the case may be significantly shortened. Both parties will save on the expenses involved with trial preparation, such as hiring experts and preparing exhibits. Plaintiffs may also be able to negotiate a better settlement than they may receive in court for various reasons.
Clients must also be made aware of how long construction cases may take to reach the trial phase. In many jurisdictions, it can take at least a year or two to schedule a trial date. Although many clients demand their day in court, they may change their minds once they realize they may be able to finalize their claims much earlier with construction mediation.