You could suffer a trip and fall accident virtually anywhere you go. Unfortunately, there have been many instances of trip and fall accidents due to exposed rebar. Did you suffer a trip and fall accident because of exposed rebar? Did a member of your family suffer a trip and fall accident after coming across exposed rebar? Whatever the situation, you might have grounds to file a rebar trip and fall claim against the party liable for the harm that you suffered. Are you interested in learning more about your right to pursue a rebar trip and fall lawsuit? Could you sue? Could you receive compensation? If you would like to learn more about your right to pursue a claim and recover the compensation to which you are entitled, do not hesitate to contact an exposed rebar trip and fall attorney at Normandie Law Firm as soon as possible. Normandie Law Firm is a personal injury law firm dedicated to representing all victims who suffer personal injury accidents. If you suffered a trip and fall accident due to exposed rebar, you could be certain that the knowledgeable attorneys at Normandie Law Firm will provide you with the legal assistance that you need to pursue your claim and recover the compensation that you deserve. Do not hesitate to contact our law firm at your earliest convenience.
What is Rebar?
Rebar-which is short for reinforcing bar-is a steel bar used as a tension device of reinforcing and strengthening concrete structures. Rebar is used in a variety of areas; although it is usually not visible to us, it consistently provides support to concrete structures. Unfortunately, however, the concrete structures being supported by the rebar could become damaged, leaving rebar exposed. Exposed rebar could pose a serious hazard to all parties who come across it. Rebar is usually a dark color and could stick out only a few inches, meaning that it could be nearly impossible to see. Anyone who is walking down a sidewalk, parking lot, or anywhere else where rebar is used could suffer a sudden trip and fall accident due to exposed rebar. Depending on the details of the trip and fall accident, the parties affected by exposed rebar could suffer a variety of concerning injuries.
Common Injuries of Trip and Fall Accidents
If you suffered a trip and fall accident due to exposed rebar, you likely suffered a number of injuries. Some of the common trip and fall accidents include some of the following:
- Head injuries
- Neck injuries
- Back injuries
- Foot injuries
- Ankle injuries
- Knee injuries
- Hand injuries
- Wrist injuries
In addition to the few types of injuries listed above that victims are likely to suffer in a trip and fall accident, victims could also suffer life-threatening injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries, for example. In some cases, the exposed rebar that caused the trip and fall accident could impale the victim, resulting in gruesome injuries. Regardless of the specific type of injuries that you suffered after experienced a trip and fall accident due to exposed rebar, you likely have grounds to pursue a claim and recover compensation.
Liability for the Harm Resulting from Exposed Rebar
Liability for the harm caused by the exposed rebar depends on the nature of your trip and fall accident. In general, trip and fall accidents fall under premise liability. In other words, property owners have the duty to ensure that their premises are free of any hazards. Consider the following hypothetical situation: a victim suffers a trip and fall accident in a parking lot due to exposed rebar. The rebar has been exposed for a few weeks; there have been many complaints to the property owner, but the property owner has repeatedly failed to take action to address the hazard. In this case, the property owner would be liable. Consider another hypothetical situation: a car hits a concrete structure in a parking lot, leaving rebar exposed. Less than one hour later, someone trips and falls on the exposed rebar. No one reported the hazard; therefore, the property owner could not have known of its existence-and the property owner would not be liable. Liability is based on negligence. If someone who owes you a duty of care fails to act reasonably to keep you safe, you could suffer injuries. If your rebar trip and fall injuries were caused by the negligent actions of a party, that party could be liable for the harm that you suffered. For more information about liability, negligence, and your right to sue, do not hesitate to contact our trip and fall attorneys as soon as possible.
Your Right to Sue
Personal injury claims, such as exposed rebar trip and fall lawsuits, are based on negligence. If a party who owed you a duty of care, breached his or her duty towards you, it is possible that their negligent actions caused your injuries. If the injuries that you suffered can be directly traced to negligent actions of a party that owed you a duty of care, you have the right to sue-you have the right to sue and the right to receive compensation. If you would like to learn more about your right to sue after you tripped and fell on exposed rebar, do not hesitate to contact an exposed rebar injury attorney as soon as possible.
Your Right to Receive Compensation
Can I sue if I fell over an exposed concrete rebar? Yes, you can sue if you tripped and fell on an exposed concrete rebar. Do I have a case if my foot got stuck and I fell because of an exposed rebar? Yes, you can sue if your foot got stuck by an exposed rebar and you fell and got injured. If you suffered any type of harm after you tripped and fell, you have the right to sue. You also have the right to receive compensation for the harm that you suffered. What type of compensation could you receive? Depending on the specific details of your rebar trip and fall claim, you could recover some of the following types of compensation:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Funeral and burial costs
- Punitive damages
How much compensation could you recover? Both the type and amount of compensation that you are eligible to recover depend on the specific details of your claim. Regardless of the details of your claim, however, you could be certain that the rebar trip and fall accident attorneys at Normandie Law Firm will not rest until you recover the maximum amount of compensation available for your claim. Our trip and fall attorneys will aggressively fight for your right to be compensated-whether that means negotiating for a settlement or taking your claim to trial for a verdict. If you would like to learn more about the type and amount of compensation that you could receive if your rebar trip and fall claim, do not hesitate to contact Normandie Law Firm as soon as possible.
Steps Relevant to Pursuing a Trip and Fall Claim
If you are interested in pursuing a trip and fall claim after you fell on exposed rebar, you should do all of the following:
- Take pictures of the hazard (the exposed rebar).
- Take pictures of your injuries.
- Speak to witnesses and gather their contact information.
- Report your accident and your injuries to the property owner.
- Seek medical assistance as soon as possible.
- Keep records of all relevant documents.
- Seek legal assistance.
It could often be overwhelming to think about what you need to do to prepare to file a trip and fall claim. The trip and fall attorneys at Normandie Law Group will provide you with the guidance that you need to eventually reach a successful claim outcome and recover the compensation that you deserve. For more information, do not hesitate to contact our law firm at your earliest convenience.
Normandie Law Firm
Normandie Law Firm is a personal injury law firm that is dedicated to helping victims of trip and fall accidents recover the compensation that they deserve. If you are interested in pursuing a trip and fall claim after tripping over exposed rebar, you could trust our rebar trip and fall attorneys to provide you with the information that you need to begin or continue your claim. Normandie Law Firm offers both free consultations and free second opinions to all parties interested in speaking with our attorneys. Whether you need to start or redirect your claim, you could trust the lawyers at Normandie Law Firm. Our free legal services are available as part of a Zero-Fee guarantee that ensures that you will never be required to pay any upfront legal fees for any of our legal services. Our personal injury law firm is also strictly based on contingency; therefore, you will not be required to pay anything until you win. If you are ready to schedule a free consultation or a free second opinion, do not hesitate to contact Normandie Law Firm today.