Mike Blum: Coming Full Circle from Auto Accident Victim to Attorney
Little did Mike Blum know as a child athlete and avid golfer that his life would change forever. Blum chose to go to college at North Carolina Pembroke on a Golf Scholarship. Coming home one night after staying late for golf practice, Blum found himself in a head on car collision much like some of the clients he represents today at Schwed, Adams, Sobel & McGinley. The woman, who hit him, swerved off the road and overcompensated therefore swerving into his lane at 60 mph. The head on collision changed both of their lives forever. The 27-year-old woman died at the scene and Blum was in the hospital for over a month, with multiple surgeries and a year of rehab. He broke both ankles, feet and his right heel. The woman was uninsured and had no money but unlike some of Blum’s clients, Mike was from New Jersey where 100% of the medical bills were covered by his insurance. As the doctors rebuilt both feet, Mike now had to rebuild his life.
Upon recovering, Mike decided to finish his college career at Rollins College, where he played golf for a bit and studied political science. After college, Blum went to Law School and initially did a variety of law practices before realizing that his heart and soul belonged to personal injury law. He enjoyed the rush and process of helping his clients get what they deserved.
Today, Mike has gotten back into competitive golf recently playing the U.S. Mid-Amateur Tournament, the 2nd largest amateur tournament in the world. He has had to give up recreational hockey due to the previous foot injuries and he anticipates more surgeries in the future. He is grateful to be alive and to be able to help the injured fight for their rights in the midst of a life-changing and often terrifying situation.