Personal Injury and Wrongful Death

At RKPT, our personal injury lawyers assist people who have been seriously and catastrophically injured by helping them secure the financial compensation that they deserve.

Our lawyers provide assistance with a wide variety of personal injury cases, including injuries that were caused by car and truck accidents, medical malpractice and nursing home neglect, defective and unsafe products, and negligent property owners.

We know that no amount of money will fully compensate you for the injuries you and your family have suffered. But financial compensation can help ease the burden of paying medical bills, provide a replacement for lost wages, and compensate you for the pain and suffering you experienced as a result of an injury caused by someone else’s wrongful acts.

The RKPT injury lawyers handle personal injury and wrongful death claims on a contingency fee, which means you don’t owe us a fee for our time unless we recover money for you. We invite you to learn more about our personal injury practice, and to contact us today to schedule a confidential consultation to discuss your situation and how we can help.

Car and Truck Accidents

An accident with a car or truck can happen in the blink of an eye, but the effects can change your life forever.

If you or someone you love was injured in a car crash, our lawyers will investigate and evaluate the cause of the accident and work hard to identify the responsible parties and hold them responsible.

Some car accidents are the result of a simple mistake, such as failure to stop at a stop sign, an improper lane change, or driving too fast. Others are caused by drunk driving, drowsy driving, or distracted driving, speeding, faulty parts, or weather conditions.

Regardless of how the accident occurred, you need an experienced personal injury attorney on your side who will investigate the cause of the accident, identify the responsible parties, and help you secure the compensation that you and your family deserve.

Wrongful Death

If someone you love was killed because someone else was negligent, you and your family may be able to file a claim for wrongful death.

Ohio’s wrongful death statute allows surviving family members and the estate of the deceased person to seek compensation for the death of a loved one. By filing a wrongful death claim, your family may be able to recover compensation for:

  • Economic damages, including the cost of medical care and treatment, funeral and burial costs, lost wages, and costs associated with child care and lost inheritance
  • Non-economic damages for the pain and suffering that was experienced by your loved one as well as the family members who were left behind
  • Punitive damages to punish the defendants for their wrongful conduct and to deter wrongful conduct in the future

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor, hospital, or other medical provider negligently injures a patient in their care.

Medical malpractice cases are notoriously complex. The stakes are high, and they are vigorously contested on both sides. But someone who is injured because of negligent medical care has the right to be compensated for their injuries.

The medical malpractice lawyers at RKPT represent individuals or families who were victims of medical negligence involving:

  • Birth injuries
  • Surgical injuries
  • Medication errors
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Failure to diagnose
  • Amputation and loss of limb
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Spinal cord injuries

If you or someone you love was injured because of medical negligence, you should contact an experienced medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible. Medical malpractice cases are subject to an extremely short statute of limitations, and failure to bring your claim within the specified amount of time could result in being barred from seeking compensation.

Nursing Home Negligence

The decision to place someone you love in a nursing home, assisted living facility, or skilled nursing facility is a difficult one. When you place a loved one in a nursing home, you have the right to expect that your loved one will be properly cared for, that their needs will be met, and that they will be free from abuse.

Unfortunately, nursing home neglect and abuse is more common than many people realize. Nursing home negligence can result in physical and emotional injuries caused by:

  • Falls
  • Medication errors
  • Improper use of physical or chemical restraints
  • Bed sores / decubitus ulcers / pressure ulcers
  • Malnutrition
  • Dehydration
  • Physical abuse
  • Mental abuse
  • Sexual Abuse

If someone you love was a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, the experienced nursing home negligence attorneys at RKPT can help.

Defective Products

When a manufacturer creates a product that is intended to be marketed to the public, the manufacturer has a duty to ensure that the product is designed safely, manufactured properly, and is sold with adequate instructions for safe use.

If the manufacturer or distributor of a product allows a defective product to reach the public and someone is injured, the manufacturer or distributor of the product can be held liable for the injuries their product caused.

Common examples of defective products include:

  • Unsafe vehicles or vehicle systems
  • Dangerous pharmaceutical products
  • Faulty medical devices
  • Failure to include adequate product safety warnings
  • Defective workplace machinery
  • Choking hazards

Holding product manufacturers of faulty products responsible is difficult, and Ohio product liability law is complex. But the experienced product liability lawyers at RKPT can help by evaluating the circumstances that caused your injuries, identifying the responsible parties, and holding them responsible for the harm they caused.

Premises Liability

If you or a family member was injured on someone else’s property, a personal injury lawyer can protect your rights and help you obtain the compensation that you deserve.

Premises liability injuries can occur due to:

  • Falls on slippery or uneven surfaces
  • Hidden obstacles or holes
  • Poor lighting
  • Inadequate security
  • Failure to warn of dangerous conditions on the property
  • Faulty or non-existent handrails
  • Falling merchandise, equipment, or product displays
  • Fire hazards
  • Exposed wires

Property hazards result in countless slips, trips, and falls every year. These events can lead to serious injuries, including cuts and lacerations, broken bones, brain injuries, burns, spinal injuries, and even wrongful death.

Property owners have an obligation to ensure that their property is reasonably safe from dangerous conditions. And while every premises liability injury is different, if you were injured on someone else’s property, you have a right to compensation.

Workplace Injuries

When you go to work, you have the right to expect that your workplace will be safe and that you will return home from work injury-free. But despite workplace safety requirements, workplace injuries can and do occur, with astounding regularity.

Most workplace injuries are covered by Ohio Workers’ Compensation. But Workers’ Compensation may not cover all of your costs. Depending on the circumstances of your injuries, you may also be able to pursue a claim against a third party.

By pursuing third-party litigation of workplace injuries claims, you may be eligible to receive compensation for:

  • Medical costs
  • Loss of income
  • Disability and disfigurement
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of consortium

RKPT: Excellent Personal Injury Representation for More Than 50 Years

If someone you love was injured by someone else’s negligence, the personal injury and wrongful death lawyers at RKPT can help you and your family receive the compensation you deserve. We understand that no amount of money can replace what you lost. But financial compensation can help protect your family’s future and pay for the financial impact that was caused by someone else’s negligence.

Our lawyers will support you and your family in your time of need, and fight for the compensation that you and your family deserve.

We invite you to learn more about our personal injury lawyers and how we can help by contacting us today to schedule a free, confidential consultation to discuss your case. With offices in Cincinnati, we help people throughout Ohio.