Personal Injury & Car Accident Attorney Bend Oregon


Finding yourself in a situation where you require legal help can be overwhelming.  If you’ve been in an accident and have legal questions, you should consider contacting a personal injury attorney.  Ryan Hilts, a personal injury attorney in Bend, Oregon, is dedicated to his clients and strives to make their lives easier by handling all of the details of each case and ultimately reaching the best possible outcome.  His years of experience have made him adept at negotiations with insurance companies and skilled in navigating the personal injury field of law.  He prides himself on his relationship with clients and his personal approach to law.


In order to prove negligence in a personal injury case, there are four key components:

  1. Duty: Because of the circumstances, the defendant must owe you a legal duty of care. Be it your physician, a motorist on the road, or a property owner, each of these people has an obligation to you to ensure that your health and safety are protected.
  2. Breach: The defendant fell short of that duty they had to you in this case. The defendant’s conduct at the time of the accident is usually compared to what a “reasonably sensible person” would have done under identical circumstances. This means that the defendant breached a responsibility to you if they behaved or didn’t act in a manner that was reasonable given the circumstances.
  3. Causation: Once you can establish that the defendant owed you an obligation or duty, it’s not enough to show that they breached that duty. You must also prove that this breach was directly responsible for your injuries. The court will not hold the defendant responsible if your injuries were caused by an unconnected incident that occurred at the same time as the accident.
  4. Damages: Damages are the financial and non-financial damages you suffered as a result of the accident. Damage to property, bodily or mental harm, and other forms of anguish are all examples of possible types of damages. To get compensation for your losses, the court may order compensation for you. Damages may include property repair, medical bills, and pain and suffering, depending on the circumstances of your case.

In Oregon, personal injury lawsuits involving negligence claims must be filed in a certain manner and by a specific deadline prescribed by state law. The personal injury statute of limitations determines how long you have to bring a personal injury lawsuit. If you’ve been injured due to an accident, you should contact a Personal Injury Attorney in Bend, Oregon, as quickly as possible.

Ryan Hilts is a Bend Oregon, personal injury lawyer who is well-versed in pursuing a personal injury case with the help of concrete evidence. He will use police documents, interview witnesses, and review security camera video when feasible to build up a strong case for you. He will also hire doctors and other expert witnesses to testify on your behalf before a court or jury. At Ryan Hilts, where we also serve Redmond, Oregon and Central Oregon, our goal is to provide you with the greatest possibility of showing negligence on the defendant’s part in your case and get you the monetary compensation you deserve.

Ryan Hilts has been frequently named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine.  He has also been selected as one of “Oregon’s Outstanding Young Lawyers” by Portland Monthly Magazine.  Ryan Hilts is licensed to practice law in Oregon and Washington, and he now has another office location in Bend, Oregon.

He handles cases involving:

Auto Accidents: In 2021, Oregon saw a 32% increase in accident fatalities over the same time the previous year. Those involved in an accident usually deal with a lot of stress and pain after the unfortunate event. If you or your family are involved in an auto accident in Oregon, you will need to file a claim for financial compensation.

Wrongful Death: If your loved one’s death was directly caused by another party’s carelessness, to hold the responsible parties accountable for the death of your loved one, Ryan Hilts can help you file a claim for compensation.

Drunk Driving: Due to the large number of automobiles in Oregon, drunk-driving incidents are common. One of the most severe criminal offences is driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, resulting in serious injury or even death. If you have been an unfortunate victim of drunk driving by someone else, you can file a lawsuit against that person for compensation.

Pedestrian Accidents: There has been a dramatic rise in Oregon’s number of pedestrian accidents recently, with many of them happening near crosswalks. Accidents involving pedestrians are typically fatal since they are essentially defenseless. If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident in Bend, Oregon, please feel free to contact Ryan Hilts right away.

Bicycle accidents: People on bicycles have the same rights to the road and should be treated with the same respect as other road users, yet accidents occur all too often due to carelessness on the part of one or more motorists. Oregon’s bicycling and bike lane statutes and how they might be used to hold a negligent motorist responsible are familiar territory for Ryan Hilts.

Ski, Snowboard, Winter Sports Accidents: These winter activities are well-known for their hazard. You might not be eligible for compensation if you were wounded in a ski accident. A Bend Oregon personal injury lawyer can help you select the best course of action for your rehabilitation if you’ve been hurt due to any winter sports accident.

Motorcycle Accidents:  A victim’s life might be forever altered by a motorcycle accident. Bone fractures and severe brain injuries are among the most common motorcycle accident injuries. A motorcycle accident can cost the rider thousands of dollars in vehicle repairs and medical costs, on top of the loss of pay and substantial bodily and mental agony. Motorcycle accident compensation is complex, but Ryan Hilts has extensive experience navigating motorcycle accident cases in Oregon to the advantage of each wounded rider based on their unique circumstances. If you have been an unfortunate victim of a motorcycle accident, please give us a call right away.

Trucking Accidents: When determining who is at fault in a transportation accident, numerous factors must be taken into account. Feel free to call us at Ryan Hilts if you were hurt or lost a loved one in an accident involving a commercial truck in Bend, Oregon.

Nursing Home Abuse: Victims of abuse or neglect, bodily harm, or even death may be found in Oregon’s nursing homes and assisted living facilities due to a lack of personnel or poor management. You can call Ryan Hilts if your loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect.

Medical Malpractice: In the United States, medical malpractice is the third-leading cause of mortality, accounting for almost a quarter of all deaths. Medical practitioners are bound to a standard of care that may render them accountable for any harm that comes from deviations from that standard. They include surgical errors, drug mishaps, misdiagnosis and inability to diagnose as well as birth injury. Ryan Hilts is aware of how these medical blunders may alter your life and will fight on your behalf if you have suffered from them.

Why do I need the services of an attorney?

A personal injury lawsuit in Oregon must be handled by an attorney with extensive knowledge of the state’s legal system. An attorney will be able to help you get more money than they would be able to get on their own.

In a personal injury lawsuit, you may be entitled to compensation in the form of:

Medical expenses: It is the other party’s responsibility to pay you for treatment and any ongoing medical expenditures if they were the cause of the accident or sickness.

Lost income: If you are unable to work because of an injury, you can sue for lost earnings. You may also be entitled to compensation for your future earning ability if your injury prohibits them from doing so.

Property damage: You can bring claims for repairing or replacing property damaged or destroyed due to the accident.

Pain and suffering: As a victim of the defendant’s negligent actions, you can be compensated for your bodily and mental misery.

Punitive damages: These damages are awarded in the event of a lawsuit. As a plaintiff, you may be entitled to further compensation if the defendant was careless, willful, or showed a disregard for the safety of others.

If you are in need of an attorney to file a personal injury lawsuit or have questions about your case, contact Ryan for a free consultation.  You can also email me directly at

He handles cases involving: personal injury attorney bend or

Ryan L. Hilts, Attorney At Law
~Bend Office

390 SW Columbia Street, Suite 120
Bend, OR 97702-3227

Personal Injury Attorny Bend Oregon - Ryan Hilts
Oregon Attorney Ryan Hilts

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

Ryan was named a “Rising Star” e for six years in a row, and recently a "Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyers Magazine. In his early years as attorney, he was also listed as one of Oregon's Outstanding Young Lawyers by Portland Monthly Magazine and the American Registry.

Learn More About Ryan

Featured Services

Personal Injury
We take the stress out of personal injury cases so you can focus on getting better. Call today for a free consultation.

Car Accidents
We specialize in auto accident cases. We are skilled at negotiating with insurance companies to get you the compensation you deserve.

Pedestrian Accidents
If you were injured as a result of a careless driver while you were a pedestrian, you may have a claim against the driver. Read more about our practice areas.
My name is Linda and my son in law recommended Ryan Hilts. I did not think I needed a lawyer. My son in law said "If you don't win you don't pay". That made a lot of sense to me. After calling Ryan I realized how comforting it is to have a lawyer. I was in a car accident. The driver was drunk and hit me and took off. A hit and run accident. Ryan told me by Oregon Law I was able to go to the doctors. I was able to get the much needed help. My Chiropractor was amazing. It took time to heal. Ryan was always available and always called me back, when I had any questions. He is a wonderful family man. A man of integrity. He also sent emails and texts to wish our family well on all the Holidays. He went above and beyond what was expected. My case was won without a doubt. I would definitely go back to Ryan for any lawyer needs. He is a good man and you can trust him. Thank you Ryan for everything, words are not enough to express all you did for us.

G. & L. S.

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.