Mediate.com Podcast Episode 8:  Impact of Culture and Psychology When Mediating Accident Cases with Bruce Ally

In this episode, Bruce Ally–mediator and a Principal at A Place for Mediation Inc.– discusses how mediators can help parties ‘get the full picture’ when mediating accident cases.  Here are a few highlights from the episode:

  • Ambulance usage may not be a reliable indicator of the severity of injury.  
  • Cultural conditioning can impact whether an injured person calls for an ambulance.
  • When an injured person’s ‘fight or flight’ response kicks in, adrenaline is produced which masks pain and may cause the injured person to undervalue the injury.
  • Trauma impacts memory.
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Bruce Ally

Bruce Ally is the founder of A Place for Mediation. As a mediator in private practice he has conducted in excess of 4000 matters. He is an instructor in the Lawyer in Negotiation course at Osgood Hall Law School, and a facilitator in the Advanced Mediator Program and the Workplace… MORE >

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Veronica Cravener

Veronica Cravener is a mediator and trainer for Mediate to Achieve, LLC, based in Columbus, Ohio, USA.  She has mediated more than 500 disputes across areas such as landlord-tenant, contracts, consumer-business, personal injury, neighbors, individual disputes over money, and post-employment disputes.  She is experienced at mediating by text message in… MORE >

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