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A Lawyer Fighting For Those Injured On Dangerous Property

The rights of property owners are a frequent topic of discussion in Kentucky. Less discussed but equally important is the responsibility that property owners have to visitors and guests. Whether it is a commercial or residential property, owners have a duty to ensure that their premises are reasonably safe and free of hazards.

If you or a loved one were seriously injured due to a property owner’s negligence, contact The Law Office of Rhonda Hatfield-Jeffers, PLLC. As a Hatfield, I am proud to continue my family’s legacy of fighting for worthy people and causes. But I don’t just fight – I fight effectively. My name is Rhonda Hatfield-Jeffers, and in more than 20 years of practice, I have secured millions of dollars in compensation on behalf of clients in Somerset and the surrounding areas. You can count on my detailed knowledge of the law as well as my experience taking on homeowner and property insurance companies. When I take your case, you can leave the legal work to me while you focus on your own recovery.

Slip-And-Falls And Other Injuries Caused By Property Hazards

One of the most common scenarios in premises liability litigation are slip-and-fall accidents. When stores, restaurants and other businesses fail to clean up spilled liquids or neglect to post warnings about slippery floors, guests can suffer serious injuries that include broken bones, traumatic brain injuries and damage to the back and spinal cord.

Other examples of dangerous property claims include:

  • Trip-and-fall accidents in stairwells due to poor lighting, missing handrails and uneven steps
  • Burn injuries from fires in buildings with unsafe electrical wiring
  • Assaults and other criminal attacks on commercial properties due to negligent or inadequate security
  • Elevator and escalator accidents in shopping malls and other multistory buildings
  • Drowning accidents at public and private pools

Regardless of the exact injury scenario you experienced, I urge you to tell me your story and discuss your legal options in a free initial consultation.

Know Your Legal Options If You Were Bitten Or Attacked By A Dog

Most dogs and other domestic animals are friendly and harmless. Unfortunately, some irresponsible owners fail to properly socialize and restrain their pets, allowing them to escape and attack innocent victims – many of whom are children.

If you or your child suffered serious injuries due to a dog bite or attack, the reassuring news is that the law is on your side. Kentucky is what is known as a “strict liability” state. That means that dog owners, with few exceptions, are responsible for any injuries (to humans or other owned animals) caused by their pets simply because they own the dog.

In most cases, damages for dog bites and animal attacks are paid by the homeowner insurance policy of the dog owner, even if the attack occurred off the property. However, insurers often contest these claims or try to offer lowball settlements, making it difficult for victims to secure compensation on their own. I understand the tactics that insurers use to protect their own interests, and I will use my knowledge and legal skills to advocate aggressively on your behalf.

What Happens When An Animal Causes A Serious Car Wreck?

Animal-involved car accidents are often highly injurious to vehicle occupants, either because the animal is very large or because drivers unsuccessfully try to swerve out of the way. They are an all-too-common occurrence in Kentucky, especially along highways and in rural areas.

If your car wreck involved livestock, deer or a dog, there is typically no discussion to be had regarding liability. It is a different story, however, if the animal was owned by someone else. If your car wreck involved livestock, deer or a dog owned by someone else, then I may be able to help you hold the animal’s owner liable for your injuries and property damage. My staff and I will investigate the crash to determine whether the owner negligently failed to secure the animal, which then led to the accident.

Get Started With A Free Case Evaluation

Based in Somerset, The Law Office of Rhonda Hatfield Jeffers serves clients throughout the surrounding areas of Kentucky. To take advantage of a free, no-obligation consultation, call my office at 606-404-4529 or submit an online contact form.