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After my wife and I were in fairly bad car accident, I was unsure of where to turn or even what my options were to recoup both my physical and... read more financial losses. After searching around for a well regarded personal injury attorney, I found Ryan and his firm. My experience with Ryan and his staff was wonderful. From the day of my initial consult, to the final closure of my case, Ryan and his staff always remained communicative and organized. I never had to interact or communicate with anyone else and always felt my interests were of his utmost concern. Personable, professional, and experienced. I'd highly recommend Ryan to anyone else in need of a personal injury attorney.
Ryan Hilts took care of my family after we were involved in a car accident. We were so impressed with his professionalism and attention to detail. We always felt supported,... read more that he was on our side, and we never had to wonder what the next step of the process was. He was very fair and honest, and his staff always courteous and kind. We highly recommend his services!
My family had had to use Mr. Hilts at least twice and have recommended him to family and coworkers a few times. Accidents are hard enough without having to worry... read more about the legal side and Mr. Hilts and his staff handle everything so you only have to worry about getting better. He’s prompt in his communications and is always there when you have questions or concerns. Choosing a lawyer can be difficult but our family has been very lucky that we found this one the first time. Thank you for all your help.
Ryan and his team were helpful in my time of need. Ryan also kept me in the loop with emails and phone calls. He made sure that I had all... read more the documents that I needed to ensure that my side of the story was heard and taken seriously. Having a car accident, having to work, family, and other priorities can be overwhelming while trying to juggle the paperwork and slue of those adjusters from your insurer as well as those of the other persons or lack thereof. So put your trust in Ryan and his team and let him help take some of that heavy lifting for you so you can refocus on what your everyday priorities are. Ryan and his team are kind, understanding, and knowledgeable.
Positive: Professionalism , Responsiveness Ryan Hilts and his associates are great! I was injured in a car accident. Ryan Hilts and the team made my personal... read more injury case very easy for me. They fought for what was right and made the whole process seamless and worry free for me. Thank You Ryan Hilts and team!
Positive: Professionalism , Quality , Responsiveness , Value Ryan is a true professional. He listens to his clients and is truly a pleasure to work with. Ryan goes... read more out of his way to help you with knowledge and compassion. I will definitely go to him again in a heartbeat!
After I was involved in an accident and needed a lawyer to help me protect my financial and physical health, I was treading in new territory and was unsure of... read more what would happen next. Luckily I found Ryan and he helped guide me through the entire process. While I'd worked with him I'd never felt like he was using my ignorance of law against me and he'd repeatedly went the extra mile to reassure me when I had doubts about my case or my ability to stand up for myself. When everything was done and over with I was glad I'd sought out Ryan. If I need of a lawyer again in the future I will go to him first.
Positive: Professionalism , Quality , Responsiveness Ryan is a great person and Attorney. He helped me understand the process and made it smoother than I thought it... read more would be. He came highly recommended to me and I am glad he was. Now i do highly recommend him after going through the process with him.
Positive: Professionalism , Quality , Responsiveness Ryan was so great. He was very good at making my case feel important. I have told everyone that I know... read more if they need a personal injury lawyer this is the one. Thank you Ryan
We would highly recommend Ryan and his team to anyone looking for peace of mind of knowing your claim is being handled fairly and professionally. As a busy family, the last... read more thing we wanted to spend time and energy on was dealing with an accident claim but Ryan made it as painless as possible. Thank you Ryan!
Oregon Personal Injury Attorney
Lake Oswego, Portland, Bend
Offices in Lake Oswego, and Bend Oregon.
Serving all of Oregon and Washington
Trusted Personal Injury & Auto Accident Attorney
Portland, Oregon Personal Injury Attorney Ryan Hilts was named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine, a selection for the top attorneys under 40 years old. He was also listed in the Portland Monthly Magazine as one of Oregon’s Outstanding Young Lawyers.
Oregon Lawyer Ryan Hilts has specialized in personal injury law for nearly fifteen years. His years of experience have fine-tuned his legal skills and have given him the expertise to determine the most efficient and effective course of action for each case. His goal is to provide each client with the finest legal service to reach the best possible outcome. For a more personal approach to law, contact Ryan Hilts, a personal injury attorney in Lake Oswego and the greater Portland, Oregon area.
Ryan is licensed to practice law in both Oregon and Washington. He specializes in the following types of cases:
For your convenience, Oregon Attorney Ryan Hilts has offices in Portland, Lake Oswego, and Bend, Oregon. He offers a free in-depth consultation to answer your questions. Oregon Lawyer Ryan Hilts works largely on a referral basis and is proud to have so many clients referred to him by past clients, which he feels is one of the highest compliments he could receive. See what some of Ryan’s past clients have to say about his legal services.
Ryan accepts cases in the Portland Metro area, Bend, Oregon and throughout Oregon and Washington, including the following cities: Eugene, Salem, The Dalles, Grants Pass, Klamath Falls, Medford, Mt. Hood, Redmond, Roseburg, Sutherlin, Vancouver, Washington, and towns along the Oregon Coast.
For your free case review, contact Ryan Hilts: (503) 726-5960.
What types of cases do you handle?
Do you accept cases outside of Portland?
Yes. I handle cases throughout Oregon, including Bend, Klamath Falls, Medford, Roseburg, Beaverton, Lake Oswego, Oregon City, Tigard, Tualatin, Wilsonville, Milwaukie, and even Pendleton. I also handle cases in Washington.
What are your fees?
My fees are contingent on the outcome of your case. This means that I do not charge for my services until we successfully win your case. At that point my fees are a percentage of the amount we obtain from the other side. There is no charge to you in the unlikely event we are unable to recover.
Will I be responsible for paying the costs associated with my case?
Unlike many other attorneys, I do not ask my clients to pay their own legal costs associated with their case. I pay them out of my own pocket and recover them out of the settlement at the end of the case. In the rare event we are unable to recover at the end of your case, I do not require you to repay me for the costs I have advanced during your case.
Do you have personal contact with your clients?
You will receive my personal attention throughout your case.
How much is my case worth?
The value of your personal injury claim is dependent on hundreds of factors. The most important are the extent of your injuries and the amount of your losses. If an attorney is not involved, insurance companies will gather your medical records and bills, and will put a “value” on your case based on the nature of your diagnoses and treatment in addition to the other economic losses you have suffered. Often these “values” do not take into consideration the extent of your “pain and suffering,” which are your personal losses (such as loss of your activities and your physical limitations). You will be given an offer by an insurance adjuster that is much lower than what they are willing to pay. Unfortunately, many people accept the “low ball” offer and are never fully compensated for their losses. An experienced injury attorney can help you recover what you have lost as a result of your injuries.
Why an Oregon Personal Injury attorney?
As a consequence of another party’s carelessness, intent to hurt, or strict liability, as a personal injury victim, you can file a claim for personal injury, which is also known as a tort. Oregon’s legal system permits victims of negligence to get financial compensation for their personal injuries. Depending on the circumstances, you can also pursue compensation in the form of a personal injury lawsuit. If you have suffered from personal injuries, a Portland Oregon personal injury lawyer can assist you in obtaining the compensation you are entitled to.
People who have been injured by the carelessness of others are often afraid and overwhelmed. With all of the pain, confusion, and medical treatments associated with a personal injury accident, it can be frightening and frustrating as you try to recover. Ryan Hilts, personal injury lawyer in Portland metro area, has successfully handled hundreds of cases in his legal career and can help you with all of the legal and medical demands related to your personal injury case so that you can focus on getting better. When we take your case, you will no longer have to talk to insurance adjusters, and we will help you obtain the wage loss benefits that you’re entitled to while you recover from your injuries. At Ryan Hilts, you only pay us if you get a settlement or verdict in your personal injury case. We do not charge our personal injury clients any upfront or do not impose any kind of retainer charges.
What kind of personal injury lawsuits does Ryan Hilts represent?
Ryan Hilts is an experienced personal injury attorney in Lake Oswego, and we can make all the difference in the world in personal injury matters. The different types of Oregon personal injury cases handled by Ryan Hilts include:
- Auto Accidents.
- Rideshare (Uber/Lyft) Crashes.
- Incidents on Electric Scooters.
- Liability on the premises.
- Incidents of Slip and Fall.
- Injuries to Bicyclists.
- Accidents on the Job.
- Accidents at Nightclubs and Bars.
- Dog Bites that result in Serious Injuries.
- Motorcycle Accidents.
- Malpractice in the Medical Field.
- Injuries sustained by pedestrians.
- Other types of Personal Injuries.
A Personal Injury Lawsuit’s Essentials
Those who experience suffering, anguish, or damage due to another person’s carelessness, intent to injure, or strict responsibility may bring a personal injury case, often known as a tort action.
Financial compensation and responsibility are the two pillars of any personal injury claim. Compensation is awarded to a person (plaintiff) who can show the guilt of another party (defendant). The plaintiff must show the following to hold a party liable for the harm caused to a third party:
- A legal or ethical need to behave responsibly was owed to one or more parties.
- The party violated its obligation of care.
- The plaintiff(s) were harmed as a result of the violation of duty.
- As a consequence of the injury, the plaintiff suffered damages.
A plaintiff may get compensation for, but not limited to, the following:
- Rehabilitative and therapeutic costs.
- Lost earnings or wages.
- Funeral or burial expenses.
- Suffering and pain.
- Emotional distress.
If you have suffered from injuries, financial compensation is always available for your injuries, whether they are physical or psychological and will depend on the facts of your case. A personal injury lawyer has to review the facts and devise a legal strategy that is crucial to the success of your personal injury claim and the amount of money you are entitled to as a result.
Finding out how much your personal injury case is worth
To determine the worth of your injury case, a Portland Oregon personal injury lawyer will take into account a variety of criteria. In general, the more damages a person suffers from the accident, the more money they are prepared to get.
Your personal injury claim’s worth may be affected by these factors:
- The seriousness of the damage.
- Medical expenses, such as those for treatment, recovery, and therapy.
- Lost earnings or wages.
- Loss of revenue in the future.
- Injury’s impact on everyday activities which is evident.
- Suffering and pain.
- Anxiety and depression.
- An end to co-operation.
- Funeral or burial expenses.
- Injuries that are punishable by law (if the party intentionally inflicted those injuries).
The degree of the plaintiff’s injuries or damages suffered by them determines the value of a personal injury claim. Thus, a person who was severely injured in the accident and had brain damage is likely to be far more valuable than someone who was just slightly injured. At Ryan Hilts, we will take care of your case as soon as all the facts are known. As a team, we will work with you, and we will devise an effective method of strengthening your injury case and getting you the maximum compensation that you deserve.
Your Personal Injury Case’s Possible Outcomes
Personal injury cases can either be settled via a formal lawsuit or by informal negotiation. A judge may order a guilty party to pay the other party in formal litigation if the matter is wholly litigated. The parties involved in an informal settlement work together outside of the courtroom to negotiate a financial accord.
When filing a personal injury lawsuit, your lawyer must adhere to the local court’s civil process. In some instances, this may entail filing a lawsuit against the at-fault person, as well as identifying responsibility, proving guilt, and bringing your case to the trial. The judges then evaluate whether the defendant is at fault and impose a lawful monetary obligation due to this determination. To resolve the case, a judge or jury may order that the plaintiff pay the defendant money. Ryan Hilts has handled hundreds of such cases, and we will fight for you to the maximum extent at the court and get you the rightful judgment that you deserve.
The vast majority of personal injury claims are resolved out of court before they ever reach a judge. Before or during a lawsuit, an informal settlement can be reached. Before a lawsuit is filed, the at-fault party compensates the other party in an informal settlement. Often, an attorney and the at-fault party, or an insurance company, work together to negotiate a reasonable settlement agreement.
An informal settlement might be reached after a lawsuit has been filed but before the court has approved a settlement sum. Appraisers know that the defendant is willing to fight for compensation in these circumstances. Therefore, they usually try to achieve a reasonable settlement sum outside of court. When it comes to personal injury claims, a judge’s decision isn’t always necessary. We at Ryan Hilts, always use your past experience to use to negotiate a deserved compensation that our clients deserve when it comes to out of court settlements.
When it comes to personal injury cases, we know that each case is unique, and so is the answer. We will put personal emphasis on the specific issues that you are facing and use our legal acumen to take the rightful steps for you. At Ryan Hilts, we are sure that we can handle your particular legal situation with competence and sensitivity.
We offer a free initial consultation. If we agree to take your case we will work on a contingency basis. This means that we are only paid out of the monetary recovery we obtain for you, not on an hourly basis. Typically the charge is 33% of the amount we obtain, plus any related expenses that we have paid on your behalf. If we are unable to recover any money for you, your cost is nothing. Ryan Hilts is a top personal injury lawyer in Portland Oregon. Contact Ryan today.