Personal Injury Attorney Serving The Dalles

Personal Injury in The Dalles, Oregon

When you are injured in a car, truck, motorcycle, bicycle or pedestrian accident (or any other personal injury accident where someone else is at fault) it can be overwhelming to think about dealing with insurance companies and navigating the legal system.  It is an awful feeling when you suspect that the insurance companies are trying to take advantage of you.  It is recommended that you consult with a personal injury attorney who can evaluate your situation and advise you how to best handle it.  An experienced personal injury attorney in The Dalles, such as Ryan Hilts, can alleviate your stress, handling all of the details of your case while you focus on getting better.

If you are looking for an experienced personal injury attorney in The Dalles, Oregon, contact Ryan Hilts for a free consultation: (503) 726-5960.

About The Dalles, Oregon

Personal Injury Attorney The Dalles

The Dalles, Oregon is a town of 14,000 residents.  The Dalles is the second largest city on the Oregon side of the Columbia River (the largest city being Portland).

The Dalles is situated on the Columbia River in the north-central part of the state.  The Columbia river is the second largest river in the United States rising into the Rocky Mountains in Canada and emptying into the Pacific Ocean in Oregon spanning 1,243 miles.  Its drainage basin is roughly the size of France!  The name Dalle is French word  (akin to English “dale” and German T[h]al, “valley”) or “flagstone” and referring to the columnar basalt rocks carved by the river.

The history of the Dalles spans back at least 1,000 years to when it was a major Native American trading center.

The first reference to the name “Dalles” occurred in Gabriel Franchère’s Narrative on fur trading on April 12th 1815.  The Dalles in its early era was primarily known for its fur trading industry.

In the early 1840’s many American settlers began traveling this way along the Oregon Trail.

With the influx of settlers in 1850 the U.S. Army founded a small fort at Jason Lee’s Methodist Mission near Celilo Falls.  This fort become the epicenter of the developments that began to take place along the waterfront.  The U.S. went on to build a gold mine in The Dalles.

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.

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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.