FAQs



Do I need a lawyer?

You may not need a lawyer, but there is no harm in talking to one. Especially when there is no charge for an initial consultation. Speaking with a lawyer is the best way to analyze the legal consequences of your situation. Even if it is their decision not to get a lawyer, our clients still benefit from a meeting with us and are grateful to have had one.

Can I afford a lawyer?

Everyone can afford a lawyer. Friedman and Moses works with our clients on an individual basis and within their financial means. In many situations, our clients pay a fee only after we win their case. That means that if the client doesn’t obtain a financial benefit, there is no obligation to pay a legal fee. For more specific information about the costs associated with your particular case, contact us for a free consultation.

How long could my case take?

It is difficult to say how long your case will take. It is dependent on several factors including which county or court the case is brought, who is involved in the case, and the type of case itself. We fight all the way to the conclusion of our cases, whether that means settlement or going to trial.

What is a statute of limitations?

Generally, a statute of limitations sets a maximum time limit on how long after an event you can take legal action based on that claim. For personal injury claims in New York, the statute of limitations is generally three years from the date of the accident. This means that if the accident occurred more than three years ago, and you have not started a lawsuit, you might have possibly lost your chance. But not all incidents have one specific date of occurrence. In medical malpractice cases, for instance, there is usually ongoing treatment by a particular medical provider, and sometimes the patient does not discover the basis for the action until later. That is why it is so important to speak with a lawyer. Depending on the specifics of your case, the statute of limitations might be affected.

How much is my case worth?

It is impossible to determine the exact dollar amount for your case. Even the results of similar cases in the past might not be a good measure of potential outcomes. While we understand that evaluating a case's worth is important, it would be irresponsible to place an exact dollar amount on your case. Talking with a lawyer, however, may answer some general questions about how to evaluate the worth of your case.

How do I get more information?

If the information on this website did not answer your question, your best bet would be to contact us directly, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. We are always available. You can either call us at 212-732-5800 or by filling out the form on our Free Case Screening page.