Slip & Fall Lawyers in Columbus
Let Rourke & Blumenthal Fight for Your Compensation
It is fair to expect that public places or private locations you are invited to will be free of dangerous hazards and misplaced obstacles. You should be able to walk through a restaurant, a retail store, an office building, or even your friend’s home without the fear of suffering a serious slip and fall accident. If you do trip and become injured on someone else’s property, there is a team you can turn to for help.
At Rourke & Blumenthal, our Columbus premises liability lawyers believe that property owners and managers should be held accountable for the injuries their negligence causes. With more than 150 years of combined legal experience, we have dedicated the entirety of our practice to personal injury cases and have won more than $300 million in recoveries for our clients through successful verdicts and settlements. After slipping and falling due to the mistake of another, you should reach us right away to schedule a free consultation.
Slight Tripping Hazards Can Lead to Major Injuries
Slip and fall accidents commonly occur when business owners and property managers fail to maintain acceptable levels of safety on their premises. Oftentimes, there are guidelines in place that they must follow to help ensure that no one is wrongfully injured. When these are ignored, a real risk of danger can become present.
Hazards that can cause serious slip and fall accidents include:
- Wet or slippery floors
- Cracked or uneven steps
- Missing handrails
- Torn or lifted carpeting and tile
- Inadequate lighting in dark rooms
- Cords across walking surfaces
- Non-obvious objects
- Scraps and debris
Any slip and fall accident can lead to serious, and even life-threatening, consequences. Elderly people and young children, in particular, are at risk of suffering debilitating wounds due to what might at first seem like a harmless trip.
Some of the more serious injuries that can occur include:
Property Owners Should Be Held Responsible
Property owners, landowners, and tenants of a business currently in control of the premises have an important responsibility to ensure that the area is safe for visitors, guests, and the general public. If there are any safety hazards present, they need to make you and everyone else who enters the area clearly aware of them. Dangers must also be remedied as soon as possible. For example, simply putting up a wet floor sign near a spill is not enough—it needs to be mopped up shortly after.
When you team up with our slip and fall injury attorneys, you could possibly win recoveries that help pay for:
- Medical and rehabilitation bills
- Past and future lost wages
- Nominal damages for your suffering
- Punitive damages for the accountable party’s negligence
Take the Right Steps after a Slip & Fall Accident
Proving liability in a slip and fall accident case can all come down to physical evidence, such as photographs of the area or even medical records. While it is important for you to keep track of this important data, it might also be difficult for you to do so, depending on the extent of your injuries.
The wise choice is to retain a Columbus slip and fall attorney from our firm as soon as possible. When you work with Rourke & Blumenthal, you will be backed by a powerful team of knowledgeable and compassionate professionals who genuinely want to see you fairly compensated for your unwarranted injuries.
What happened to you? Contact us today to speak with our slip and fall attorneys in Columbus.
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Wonderful firm! We have worked with other attorneys in the past and Mike and Tim blew us away. If you have a brain injury in the State of Ohio, you NEED attorneys who are experienced in TBI cases, not just motor vehicle accidents or other personal injury matters. It makes a huge difference having an attorney who understands the medical, emotional, and financial issues a family suffers after a TBI. They are professional, compassionate, and great communicators. I would recommend this office to anyone.- Suzanne
Attorney Jon Stoudt is the best lawyer I've ever worked with. He did everything he could to help me. From the start, Jon was very responsive and always explained everything in terms I could easily understand. Jon's staff was also kind and responsive. I highly recommend Jon and would use him again in the future. Several months after being done with my case, another lawyer, handling a different part of the case, commented on how well Jon handled my civil suit.- Jillian
From the very beginning and to the very end of a long process, Mr. Rourke and his team were extremely compassionate, knowledgeable and friendly. I found them to be honest and easy to communicate with, day or night, weekday or weekend. Mr. Rourke was always professional but at the same time made you feel important and took as much time that was needed to explain the many steps in this process. Everyone of his team were very respectful and caring of everyone in my family involved in our case. I will have an admiration for Mr. Rourke and his team for the remainder of my life.- Kelly
Jonathan Stoudt gave us excellent counsel during our time with him.- Cathy
Mr Timothy Mahler represented me after a personal injury auto accident. He was professional, knowledgeable, empathetic and experienced. I always felt that he had my best interests as the top priority. I was relieved from the intricate and time-consuming tasks related to the accident, free to focus on healing and recovery. He managed the complicated insurance and settlement to the best outcome. His team always treated me with respect. I would highly recommend Mr Mahler and his team. Thank you.- Cathy B.
I suffered physical injuries and a concussion from an auto accident in December of 2020. The team, from receptionist to attorneys, were nothing less than stellar, professional, kind, and hard working. The accident and aftermath were extremely stressful; but the Rourkes, Michael Senior and Michael Junior, helped me navigate the process while I focused on healing. For me, recovery from the accident was the most important part of the process. While I worked on recovering, Rourke and Blumenthal worked on negotiating a fantastic settlement for me. I will forever be grateful for their help!- Maggie S.
Attys. Mike Rourke, Sr. and Mike Rourke, Jr., helped us understand and settle all the legalities after my husband was hit be a car while riding his bicycle. Their extensive knowledge with injury cases, and their professionalism were ever-present, along with their empathy and understanding of what people experience after injuries that change lives. These attorneys always do what they promise, and in a timely and concise manner.. We would recommend Rourke & Blumenthal for anyone who needs legal services related to an accident or injury.- Stefanie M.
Our family is so grateful to have Rob Miller represent my daughter’s personal injury case. He is extremely knowledgeable about Ohio Law and was very patient with my numerous questions. Rob was always genuinely concerned about my daughter’s recovery and well being first. He is professional, knowledgeable, understanding, patient and we are so pleased with the outcome of the settlement. I would highly recommend Rob Miller to anyone looking for a top personal injury attorney.- Kathy