South Portland Personal Injury Attorney

If you are a Portland resident you know that each neighborhood throughout this great city has its own uniqueness to it almost justifying itself as its own town entirely; South Portland Oregon is definitely no exception to this statement.

Where is South Portland Oregon?

South Portland OregonIf you are search for information on “South Portland” you may realize there are two main results; South Portland, Maine (city) and South Portland, Oregon (neighborhood) – we are speaking about the latter.

The South Portland in Oregon is a neighborhood that stretches a long narrow portion of Portland between Willamette River on the east and SW Barbur Blvd on the west. Lengthwise it reaches north as far as 1-405 and south to SW Canby St. If you are south of downtown and live in between the river and Barbur Blvd that is a good chance you live in South Portland!

However, South Portland is not just one area it is actually a set of four neighborhoods within the area mentioned above. These neighborhoods are:

  • John’s Landing
    • Narrow neighborhood between Willamette River, South Waterfront and I-5
    • Repurposed decades ago from industrial sector to craftsmen homes
    • Includes: Many small businesses, Macadam Avenue, Corbett Avenue and the Old Portland French School
  • Lair Hill
    • Residential Neighborhood close to downtown Portland.
    • Large homes and apartment complexes
    • Smallest neighborhood in South Portland
  • South Waterfront
    • Stretches from the banks of the Willamette River, to the Ross Isand Bridge and the Sellwood Bridge.
    • Transformed from a dying industrial sector to an emerging private business structure with apartment complexes.
  • Corbett
    • Unincorporated Community – almost its own town!
    • Located along the historic Columbia River Highway
    • Dates back to Porltands 19th century founding and has not change much throught the 20th century.

Past and Present South Portland Oregon

South Portland wasn’t always as robust as it is today! In fact, South Portland’s history has quite the story. If you are interested in the history of South Portland Oregon I definitely recommend reading this FREE ebook detailing much of South Portland’s history such as earthquakes, the river, floods, Ross Island, Native Americans, Frontiersmen and much, much more!

South Portland is a busy neighborhood full of thriving businesses and commercial properties containing, retail, restaurants, shops and amazing food markets! For a full list of businesses in this area you can view them here at the South Portland Business Association.

South Portland Oregon Personal Injury

While a thriving South Portland is great for businesses and the community alike it can often lead to many incidentals such as personal injury. The more activity that takes place within a neighborhood the more likely we are to experience car accidents, pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents, motorcycle accidents and more – I think you get the picture!

If you’ve driven down the busy street of Macadam avenue in the morning or late afternoon you will often see accidents daily from the commuter crowd frustrated from the backups trying to cross the Sellwood bridge.

These key choke points cause more than just frustration but often are the result of serious personal injury as we have found from many client cases. While Portland’s traffic safety measures works hard to reduce the amount of injuries and deaths and has done a great job at doing so there is still no cure for the inattentive driver. In 2012, it was still reported to have 5 traffic fatalities for every 100,000 people. In the below graph you can see the amount of traffic related fatalities broken down by mode of transportation.

South Portland Oregon Personal Injury Attorney


South Portland Oregon Personal Injury Attorney

No fatality should be disregarded as a function of travel. If you or a loved one has been injured in South Portland Oregon as a result of an inattentive act or results that are no fault of your own it is likely you are entitled to settlement. Do not let your case be diminished by waiting too long to contact a South Portland Oregon Personal Injury Attorney!

The longer you wait the less likely a personal injury attorney will be to best present the evidence in your favor. Additionally, the insurance companies work quick to get all the information they need to support their case in order to give you the smallest settlement possible. Remember the insurance companies are a business and often have their priorities charged towards their bottom line instead of your settlement.

We find that often serious personal injuries can last a lifetime and put victims far into debt if not handled correctly. Make sure you take the necessary steps to get the settlement you deserve by contacting a South Portland Oregon personal injury attorney today!

Ryan is a member of the Oregon State Bar, the Washington State Bar, and the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association.

Ryan was selected to the list of top young attorneys in Oregon by the American Registry, Oregon’s Outstanding Young Lawyers, Portland Monthly Magazine, and “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

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I was involved in a personal accident case where the insurance company denied responsibility for nearly two years and we eventually had to go to trial. Ryan helped me through the whole process, answering my questions and keeping me informed as to what was next in the process. My first recommendation is to never get involved in an accident but if you are and an insurance company is trying to treat you unfairly, contact Ryan and he will make sure you’re informed about your rights and your best course of action.  Can’t imagine where I’d be in this process without his expertise. Thanks again Ryan.


I was recommended to Mr. Hilts by a friend when I had my car accident. I was very impressed with his knowledge and the way he guided me through the process. I appreciated that he always returned my calls and kept me informed about the progress of my case.


I could never say enough good things about Ryan. He was always there to take my calls and answer all of my questions. I really felt like he was working for me; like I was his top priority.


Ryan is a terrific lawyer and a better person. He went above and beyond to reach a settlement in my case and believed in it when no one else did. He’s very intelligent and caring and is always putting the best interests of his clients before his own. Ryan knew more about my case than I even did. He is truly dedicated to his clients, and I can not explain how much I honestly appreciated that. I recommend that you give him a shot if you need to hire an attorney. He won’t let you down.


It was our good fortune to have Ryan Hilts as our attorney. Ryan helped our children avoid a lawsuit and get a successful settlement. He taught us so much. He represented our family with integrity.