Columbus Personal Injury Attorneys
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Personal injury is an area of the law concerning any physical injury, pain
and suffering, or property damages resulting from accidents or harm that
is caused by another third party's carelessness. If someone fails
to exercise reasonable care for the safety of themselves and others, then
they can be held accountable for the damages their negligence causes.
Rourke and Blumenthal, our Columbus personal injury attorneys are prepared to handle virtually
any type of personal injury claim. With
75+ years of combined experience, we have won
over $300 million in compensation for our clients over the years. No case is too large or
complex for our experienced lawyers to handle.
Our award-winning team is ready to help you assert your legal rights after an accident, so do
not hesitate to reach out and find out how we can help you.
Call our office or
fill out an online form to schedule a free consultation!
Why choose our personal injury lawyers?
Whether you were injured in a
truck accident, or
slip and fall accident, or by a
prescription pharmaceutical drug with inherent defects, our team is ready to provide you with the services
you needed recover compensation from the responsible parties. Our firm
stands apart in its experience, its record of success, and its quality
of service. Some reasons to choose Rourke & Blumenthal include:
- We don’t get paid unless you do!
- Over $300 million recovered for clients
- AV® rated for exceptional ethics and skill
If you have suffered injuries from another person’s negligence, we
want to help you fight for the compensation you need and deserve. Find
out how much your personal injury or wrongful death claim could be worth,
and discover how we can help you protect your rights to recover fair compensation:
contact our Columbus personal injury law firm today!
How will a personal injury claim help me?
A personal injury claim aims to recover monetary compensation to repay
you for your troubles as well as the medical expenses you sustained for
your injuries. The person responsible for the accident is liable for damages
caused by their actions, which include:
- Lost wages
- Medical bills
- Property repair
- Emotional damage
Beyond seeking financial compensation for what happened to you, a personal
injury claim will afford you some peace of mind that you might not have
been able to find otherwise. Knowing that you are taking the first steps
towards your own recovery is a powerful and relieving feeling that becomes
even more beneficial when you take those first steps with a trusted Columbus
personal injury lawyer from our firm. Our goal is to make the entire process
of filing a personal injury claim as easy as possible for you.
We would be happy to help you with all phases of your injury claim or lawsuit, such as:
- Assessing and evaluating your damages.
- Reviewing your insurance policy.
- Filing your injury claim with appropriate parties.
- Taking matters to court if necessary.
What You Should Do After Being in an Accident
Although your personal injury claim may seem like a matter reserved for
the courtroom, it actually begins the moment you are in an accident. In
every case – including
truck, and vehicle accidents claims, as well as complex
medical malpractice claims – there are always a few steps you should take to ensure
that you are doing all you can to strengthen your chances of securing
maximum compensation later.
Always do the following if you were hurt in a preventable accident due
to someone else's negligence:
- Contact emergency responders, including the police, if you think anyone
has been hurt. Check on all passengers in a vehicle collision.
Photograph the scene. In a
premises liability case where there were no witnesses, your pictures might be your best evidence.
Collect identifying and insurance information from everyone involved, including
manufacturer name in
product liability cases.
- Seek medical attention as soon as possible if you did not require emergency
aid. You may have an underlying injury and not know it.
- Call an attorney. The sooner you get legal help, the stronger your case.
You should also assume that the liable party has done the same.
Unique Forms of Personal Injury Cases
Not every personal injury claim is going to be as straightforward as it
appears on the surface. Sometimes matters become more intricate due to
unforeseen consequences or the sheer scale of the problem that caused
your injuries. At Rourke and Blumenthal, our team of Columbus personal
injury attorneys has more than 75 years of collective legal and trial
experience. In this time, we have seen every injury case imaginable, from
bicycle accidents to
aviation accidents, and heave successfully helped clients recover compensation for a wide
range of serious and
catastrophic injuries. If you should find yourself confronted with one of the following unique
forms of claims, know that we are capable of providing the advanced and
compassionate legal representation you require, expect, and deserve.
Wrongful Death: In the event that an accident or incident has caused the death of your
loved one but caused no physical harm to you directly, you can still file
a personal injury claim, known as a wrongful death lawsuit. You will be
suing the liable party for monies to cover funeral and burial expenses,
wages that the decedent should have earned had the accident never occurred,
and for your own loss of companionship and emotional trauma.
Class Action: When a large group of people have been hurt by one source, a class action
may be filed to expedite the legal and litigation process. In a class
action, the multitude of plaintiffs are represented as one group by one
team of attorneys in just one trial. The verdict reached by the end of
the case is accepted and applied to all plaintiffs at once. Catastrophic
events, such as a plane or train crash, are examples of when a class action
would be filed.
Mass Tort: A mass tort is similar to a class action in that it seeks to move many
plaintiffs through the legal system quickly. It is unique, however, in
the way that once the initial mass tort is approved by a federal court,
each plaintiff will have their case sent back to their respective local
courts for further review. Additional evidence specific to each plaintiff
may be required to win their unique case. If many consumers were harmed
by a defect in a dangerous product, for example, a mass tort would be
Ohio's Time Limits for Personal Injury Claims
There are time limits to file personal injury claims. In Ohio, a person
has two years from the date of the accident to take a case to court, otherwise
they will give up their right to recover compensation. Time has already
started ticking, so get started as soon as possible.
Contact Our Personal Injury Attorneys Now!
At Rourke and Blumenthal, we examine each case carefully to understand
your unique needs and concerns. Our Columbus personal injury lawyers fight
to obtain the maximum recovery that you deserve in order that you might
have every opportunity for a full and speedy recovery. When you are looking
for legal assistance in recovering compensation for injuries, turn to
a legal team with more than 75 years of combined experience and numerous
achievements – including
many successful verdicts and settlements – demonstrating our skills.
Contact our firm today and schedule your
free consultation to speak with an attorney about your situation.