Dating all the way back to Ancient Rome, lawsuits that take place in a civil court as well as civil trials are and always have been considered a standard method for resolving civil disputes; this includes Personal Injury claims. When the average person thinks of a legal case, they think “courtroom” and “judge”. There are downsides to going down a road that leads to trial. This is why it’s not always the first method of litigation utilized by top lawyers. Experienced lawyers have their client in mind, not getting into a courtroom when it’s unnecessary to do so. That’s when Mediation comes into play.