Southern State: I have a personal injury lawsuit that is finally going to mediation. I have all the information in my lawsuit as I asked my lawyer for copies of everything - most of it I produced or acquired myself and forwarded to my lawyer. My case is rather unusual and a very good case with high limits.
I do not trust my lawyer to obtain a fair settlement at the mediation if he wants to go to trial so he can get more money. How can I get an estimate of how much my lawsuit is worth before going to mediation?
I am willing to pay to speak with a lawyer for his or her opinion. Even a ball-park estimate will do and I will not hold the lawyer I consult to that estimate. I know enough about how lawyers operate to be armed with all the information I can gather before the mediation. I will not pay to consult with an online lawyer as I have no way of confirming who I'm talking to or his/her credentials so please do not refer me to the Expert Law service.
Will ANY lawyer tell me what my case is worth? My lawyer says there is no way to know what it's worth until the mediation. Is this normal? I know what the Proposal indicates but that is always changed in the legal process. I need to know if my lawyer is doing his job at the mediation because if he is not, I will need a new lawyer (yes, I have reason - see my previous and only post prior to this one).