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Frequently Asked Questions

A List of Clear and Concise Answers to Popular Questions You May Have.

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Do I need a lawyer?

Yes. Absolutely. In the wake of tragedy, recovery is difficult enough without having to figure out a path to personal justice and compensation. Your focus should be on things that matter – physical and mental health recovery, personal well-being and family. 

When you hire The Kushner Firm, you gain a personal expert advocate who can answer your questions and provide you with a clear plan for navigating the aftermath of tragedy.

How do I pay for a lawyer? I’m not sure I can afford it.

At The Kushner Firm, you never have to worry about hourly or upfront costs. We represent our clients on a contingency-fee basis. Our fee is typically a percentage of the amount we recover on your behalf, which will be discussed and agreed upon at the beginning of your case.


Where does your firm practice? I see that your offices are in Florida but I am not.

Joshua Kushner is a nationally renowned trial attorney who regularly helps clients across the entire country. No matter where you live, The Kushner Firm is ready, willing and able to provide sound guidance regarding your legal options.

What can I expect during an initial consultation?

During the initial consultation, you can expect to speak directly with attorney Joshua Kushner in a confidential setting. Your questions will be answered and you will receive an honest assessment of your legal options. The goal of the initial consultation is for us to understand your situation and for you to decide if we are the right fit for your needs.

Is my conversation with The Kushner Firm confidential?

Yes. Completely confidential. This is known as attorney-client privilege, and it ensures that the information you provide us will not be shared with anyone else without your permission.

What is the difference between a criminal case and a civil case?

Criminal cases are brought by the government against a person (or “defendant”) who has violated a law. If convicted, the defendant can be punished with fines, probation, jail, prison, or other sanctions. These cases usually begin with a police investigation and arrest before the case is transferred to the local prosecutor’s office. It is important to understand that criminal prosecutors represent the government, not victims personally. This is why the interests of prosecutors, and the interests of victims can sometimes diverge.

On the other hand, a civil case is a legal dispute between individuals or organizations. In these cases, victims of crime or negligence can seek financial compensation for their damages. In a civil case, The Kushner Firm serves as your personal advocate. We are here to personally represent your interests and fight for justice and compensation on your behalf.

How much money is my case worth?

Determining the value of a case is a complex process, as it depends on many factors specific to your situation. These can include the severity of your injuries, the degree of responsibility of the other party, the financial consequences you have suffered, such as lost earnings and medical expenses, and the emotional and psychological trauma you've experienced.

At The Kushner Firm, we take all these elements into account and work meticulously to calculate a fair value for your claims. Rest assured, our firm is committed to pursuing the maximum compensation possible to help you recover and rebuild.

How long will it take to resolve my case?

The length of time it takes to resolve a case can vary significantly and depends on many factors such as the complexity of the case and the parties involved. The Kushner Firm’s guarantee is that we will work as efficiently as possible to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation you deserve.

Can The Kushner Firm help me as a victim in a criminal case?

Absolutely. Victims of criminal cases have the absolute right to be represented by a personal attorney during the criminal prosecution of their abuser or attacker. Victims’ rights attorneys help their clients by attending law enforcement interviews, pressing authorities for arrests and charges where appropriate, meeting with prosecutors, and providing their clients with a roadmap of the criminal justice system. As a former prosecutor specializing in violent crime, sexual crime and homicide, Joshua Kushner is ready to answer any questions you may have about criminal investigations or criminal prosecutions. He regularly provides clients with valuable guidance as they navigate the difficult road of seeking justice in criminal court.

Importantly, The Kushner Firm can serve as your victims’ rights attorney in a criminal case while also pursuing financial compensation on your behalf in the civil justice system.

Can I still pursue a civil claim and seek compensation if I didn’t report my experience to the authorities?

Yes. Even if you did not report your experience to the police, your employer or other authorities, you can still pursue a civil claim against those responsible for your injuries. As your personal legal advocates, we will work to gather the necessary evidence to support your claim.

Can I still pursue a civil claim if the police conducted an investigation, but no arrests were made?

Absolutely. The standards for proving liability are vastly different in civil and criminal cases. In situations where the criminal justice system fails to hold bad actors accountable for their actions, The Kushner Firm is willing and ready to seek justice on your behalf.

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