Episode 8:  Impact of Culture and Psychology When Mediating Accident Cases

The Mediate.com Podcast

Nov 11 2021 • 32 mins


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.