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Legal Guidance For Accidents Involving Animals

Hill Law Office represents victims of dog bites, animal attacks, car accidents involving roaming livestock and others who have been injured by animals. These cases require careful handling to preserve relationships among friends and family, especially when the victim and the animal owner know each other.

Steven L. Hill has helped people from Pendleton, Hermiston and across Umatilla County resolve these animal disputes.

Free consultation: Were you injured by an animal? Please complete an online contact form to schedule a meeting with Steve.

Dog Bites

Were you or your child seriously injured by a dog? The laws in Oregon dealing with dog bite cases are clear: When a dog bites someone, the owner is strictly liable if he or she is aware of the dog’s propensity to bite.

Dog bites can have serious consequences, especially when the victim is a young child. Dog bites can result in dangerous infections, scarring and disfigurement. The cost of treating dog bite injuries varies greatly, but can be expensive.

Steven L. Hill represents victims of animal attacks, helping them seek compensation to cover the medical and other expenses associated with their injuries. If you are concerned about pursuing a lawsuit against a dog owner who is a friend or family member, remember that this type of accident is often covered by homeowners or renters insurance.

Auto Collisions With Animals

Many cattle ranches dot the landscape of Eastern Oregon. With the number of ranches in this area, it is no surprise that collisions between cars and livestock are a common occurrence. When a car collides with a cow or other animal, the proper legal approach varies depending on where the accident occurred:

  • Livestock districts — In livestock districts, ranchers are required to fence in livestock.
  • Open range — In open range areas, ranchers are not required to fence in livestock.

This is an area of the law that is unfamiliar to many lawyers. Hill Law Office knows how the law applies in motorcycle and auto cases involving animals in both livestock districts and open range areas. Individuals and families need help to recover financially after these accidents. To learn how Steve can help you, please do not hesitate to contact him.

Call Today To Discuss Your Case

For more information or to discuss your questions with Steve, please call 541-215-4092 or toll free at 877-369-9033.

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¿Fue herido en un accidente involucrando un animal (perro, vaca, caballo y/o toro)? Por favor, póngase en contacto con nuestra oficina. Podemos ayudarle a buscar una compensación.

“I had a friend that was in need of a Local attorney. Being friends with a highly rated Attorney from Portland, I asked him if he knew of anyone in Eastern Oregon that was very good. He didn’t hesitate and said Steve Hill in Pendleton. So I refered my friend to him and his case was a high profile injury claim against a Major US company. Not an easy case but he must have gotten my friend a pretty good settlement because he had an ear to ear smile for a couple of weeks after he announced that his case had been settled.
So due to a vehicle accident I found myself in need of an attorney and didn’t hesitate, going directly to Steve. He did a fantastic job on my case as did his staff. They kept me up to date and informed as my case progressed. I’m 100% happy with how it turned out and I highly recommend Steve and his staff if you’re ever in need of a first class attorney.”

– Cary Sherrow: October, 2020

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“Hill Law Office rocks! Having never been injured in a car accident before, I had no idea what to expect. Steve and the staff at Hill Law Office walked me through it very gently, honestly and were open-minded with me. I appreciated their help so much. The whole office staff is warm and wonderful. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I would recommend Hill Law Office to anyone in need of a personal injury attorney.”

– L. Hansen: October, 2020

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“I was hit by a car resulting in a broken collar bone, months of rehabilitation, and summer plans that had to be cancelled. After several months of negotiating with the responsible party’s insurance company I was unable to reach what I considered a reasonable settlement so I contacted Hill Law Office.
Steve provided me with affordable, sound advice in a low-pressure environment and he and his staff were helpful, responsive, and easy to work with. The result was a net-settlement that exceeded my expectations and that I am sure I would not have been able to achieve without the help of Steve and his staff.
Initially I was uncertain about contacting an attorney because I didn’t want the hassle, I was concerned about the cost, and I was sure I could handle things my own. Turns out I was wrong on all accounts. My only regret is that I didn’t contact Hill Law Offices sooner.”

– Scott F.: June, 2019

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“Steve’s office is caring, compassionate and very knowledgeable. They were by me during one of the most difficult times in my life. I put my full faith in Steve and his team and they did not let me down. I would highly recommend Steve Hill to anyone looking for a personal injury attorney. They are great!”

– Sarah Robins: January, 2019

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“I was hit by a vehicle while crossing the street and I suffered serious and permanent injuries. I hired Steve Hill to help me with my case and I was immediately impressed by his compassion, knowledge and professionalism. Steve and his staff guided and protected me throughout the entire process. The sincerity that Steve and his team showed was exceptional!”

– Haley Flemmer: January, 2019

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“I would like to say a huge “Thank you” to Mr. Steve Hill and his legal team for all the work they did to prepare for my court case. Not once did they waiver in their work to find experts to testify on my behalf and explain the injury I received when we were hit by a drunk driver.
Again thank you all so much for not giving up, and keeping me focused on the end result.”

– Pattie B.: September, 2017

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“In February 2013, my quiet world was turned upside down by a head on collision with a drunk driver, the very night my first grandchild was born! You would think surviving a horrific crash means the worst part is over, but it really isn’t, the nightmare begins the day after. I needed someone I could trust and someone who would take care of my best interest. That someone was Steve Hill and Hill Law Office. He made sure I had the time I needed to heal and deal with the aftermath of that night, while sheltering me from the barrage of phone calls and paperwork from the insurance companies who wanted nothing more than a rush settlement. My well-being was always the #1 priority and I always felt that way. I truly, highly recommend Hill Law Office, they are the exact people you dream of having on your side and they are people you can wholeheartedly TRUST.”

– W. Terpening: April, 2015

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“I was injured at a hotel where I stepped on part of a syringe. I spoke with Steve Hill and asked for assistance in recovering medical costs. Steve and his staff were very professional and courteous. He knew exactly what to do with my case. He reached a settlement with the insurance company representing the hotel, which allowed me to cover all of my medical costs. If it wasn’t for Steve Hill and his staff, I would have ended up covering the costs myself and the owners of the hotel would have allowed me to do so. Thank you Steve and staff. You guys are wonderful and run a top rate firm.”

– K. Ward: February, 2015

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“Comfort and conversation.” Those were the words that Joni Mitchell wrote in the late ’60s and they came to mind when I first met Steve and his marvelous staff during a difficult period in my life. I was involved in two major motor vehicle accidents in a 13-month period and all of my concerns were quickly and professionally addressed by Steve and his staff. If I could, I would send up a bouquet of balloons that say, “Pick Steve Hill as your attorney.” Comfort, caring and conversation!”

– M. Jackson: January, 2015

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“Steve and his staff are 180 degrees from the stereotype of attorneys. They truly care about your well-being. Their first priority is your health. When you are 100% only then will they start talking dollars. I wouldn’t hesitate to use Hill Law Office again in a New York minute. If you ever need good, caring, tough representation, call Hill Law Office.”

– Joe Thompson: December, 2014

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“Steve and his staff were on top of things during the entire process from beginning to end. They all make you feel as though you are their top priority no matter what! I received more of a settlement than I ever imagined without having to go to court, which was a huge relief for me. If I ever go through another personal injury, I would not hesitate to call Steve Hill and his staff.”

– Catie M.: December, 2014

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“I was in a motor vehicle accident involving a driver who ran a stop sign. He received a ticket for failure to stop. I was injured, and my vehicle was totaled. His insurance company refused to accept responsibility. I made one phone call, and met with Steven Hill. He knew exactly what to do. I am very grateful to Steven. I was all alone, hurt, and angry. His knowledge and trustworthiness got my life back on track. Please don’t hesitate to call him.”

– Burt M.

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“Mr. Hill impressed me with his sincerity, ability to listen, preparation of my case, keeping me informed, and reaching an acceptable resolution. I was equally impressed with the Hill Law Office staff who always made me feel welcome and not hesitant to call when I had any questions. I would certainly recommend the Hill Law Office to friends and family.”

– David A.

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“Hill Law Office provided me with superior quality legal representation, while virtually eliminating the anxiety and stress associated with a lawsuit. Steve, Darcey and staff treated me with the highest level of respect and understanding while guiding me through a difficult process. I would recommend them to anyone seeking experience and professionalism with any legal matter.”

– M. Van Riper

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