Columbus Personal Injury Lawyer
Backed by More Than 75 Years of Combined Experience
At Rourke and Blumenthal, our accident attorneys understand how the lives
of individuals and families can be changed forever as a result of negligent
conduct. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed as a result
of the negligent conduct of another, we encourage you to contact our firm
right away to speak with one of our injury attorneys. We take great pride
in having the legal skill, experience, and resources to handle the most
complicated legal cases throughout Ohio.
You can rest assured that when you hire our firm, you have one of Ohio's
most elite litigation firms on your side. Our Columbus personal injury
lawyers are here for you no matter what. We have a long and successful
track record in personal injury and wrongful death cases against some
of the biggest corporations and insurance companies in the country, and
we are proud to say that our legal team has
successfully recovered over $300 million on our clients' behalf since our firm's establishment. We would
be honored to fight for an equally favorable outcome for you and your family.
Ardent Automobile Accident Advocacy
Out of all the potential accidents and incidents that the average person
can encounter on a typical day, automobile accidents are the most prevalent
by far. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
(NHTSA), more than 30,000 fatal
car accidents occur each year in America; a much-higher yet relatively unknown, due
to lack of honest reporting, nonfatal accidents also occur annually. The
numbers point to one logical conclusion: even the safest, more responsible
drivers in the country can get into a serious car accident caused by the
negligence of another motorist.
Hazards can increase nearly-exponentially when other, larger vehicles on
the highways are involved in a collision.
Commercial trucking accidents often result in devastating outcomes due to the sheer size and weight
of the tractor trailer. Injuries can be severe, damage may be extensive,
and the parent trucking company should be held accountable for what their
negligent trucker has done.
At Rourke and Blumenthal, we are proud to say that we have earned a reputation
in Columbus and the rest of Ohio as some of the top auto accident litigators
around. We never back down from a fight when our clients’ wellbeing
is on the line, even when the insurance company of the liable motorist
or trucker attempts to intimidate us or force a lowballed settlement.
Compensation in your case should include coverage for:
- Medical bills and recovery costs
- Repair or replacement of your vehicle
- Lost wages and reduced earning potential
- Pain, suffering, and lowered standard of living
Medical Malpractice Cases Taken to Heart
There is something particularly poignant about a medical malpractice case
that catches the attention of our Columbus personal injury attorneys.
To know that someone saw a medical professional in hopes of being cured
or treated but left in a worsened condition is unacceptable. By providing
passionate and knowledgeable advocacy to people who have been hurt by
doctors, nurses, surgeons, pharmacists, and more, we hope to do our part
in righting wrongs and preventing similar mishaps from happening ever again.
Five common forms of medical malpractice are:
Birth injuries: Harm caused to a child before, during, or immediately after birth, often
resulting in permanent disability or disfigurement. A birth injury can
harm the brain and development of the child, such as in a
cerebral palsy case, or it may lead to physical pain and joint problems, such as in
brachial plexus and Erb’s palsy cases.
Emergency room errors: In the hectic environment of the emergency room, all surgeons, doctors,
and staff present must remain at the best of their abilities. A single
mistake or act of negligence can lead to serious complications and life-threatening
injuries. Despite the ER’s manic pace, there is never an excuse
for an error.
Nursing home negligence: Our elders rely on the care and attention of orderlies and medical experts
in nursing homes, trusting in them intrinsically. If their health is neglected,
the nursing home must be held accountable for any resulting mishaps and
Failure to diagnose: Sometimes failing to do anything about an injury or illness at all is just
as dangerous as doing the wrong thing. Failing to diagnose an ailment,
or diagnosing a problem as something else entirely, is a commonly-occurring
form of medical malpractice that harms people of all age groups and in
all walks of life.
Prescription errors: A doctor may prescribe you the right medicine and in the right dosage for
your illness or injury, only to have a pharmacy technician put the wrong
drug in your order or the wrong amount. Prescription errors are particularly
dangerous because the consequences will affect someone in their own home,
away from the immediate help of hospital staff.
contact us as soon as possible to schedule a
complimentary case evaluation.
We can visit your home or hospital room if can’t come to our office.