Confidentiality is one of the most significant benefits of mediation. When a case is resolved in court all of the details become a matter of public record. Personal injury cases typically involve detailed information about the health and personal life of the plaintiff and it can be difficult to have this information shared with the public. Mediation is important because it enables this information to remain private during the mediation and after, once a settlement has been reached. Confidentiality can even make it easier to reach a settlement because both sides are willing to speak candidly about their situation.