Bicycle Accident Attorney Portland & Lake Oswego

Riding bicycles is a very popular activity for Oregonians.  In fact, Portland Lawyer Ryan Hilts is a strong advocate of riding bikes.  Our state’s amazing natural scenery, green mentality and focus on health make it a fantastic place to ride a bicycle. The only problem is that with bicycles is that accidents do happen.  It’s important to understand your rights as a bicyclist and when to contact a personal injury lawyer.  Bicycle accidents are very different from car accidents, so your rights will change depending on the type of accident you experience.  Portland personal injury attorney Ryan Hilts is an experienced personal injury attorney who but is also known as a bicycle accident attorney in Lake Oswego.

Car on Bike Accidents

bicycle accident attorney lake oswego orOne of the most common and potentially dangerous types of bicycle accidents is when a car collides with a bike.  No matter how minor the accident it is always advised to wait for the police to arrive at the scene.  Many drivers don’t take small collisions with bikes as seriously as with other cars so it’s important to get the police involved if you feel the other party has been negligent.  The adrenaline after an accident can easily mask the symptoms of an injury so it’s important to access your physical condition carefully before dismissing a careless driver.  While a large percentage of car on bike accidents are settled out of court, it is still very important to get all he driver’s details and insurance information before you contact Portland Attorney Ryan Hilts just in case legal action is necessary.

Please contact Portland Lawyer Ryan Hilts if you are involved in a bicycle accident and need advice or legal counsel.  He is a well known bicycle accident attorney in Portland Oregon.

Portland bicycle accident attorney

Portland Bicycle Accident Attorney

Portland has the most bicycle riders and bicycle commuters (6.3% of commuters) per capita than any other city in the country.  Unfortunately, bicycle accidents are common in Portland.  Accidents are frequently the fault of negligent drivers, Common causes are: speeding, running red lights, texting while driving, and driving while distracted or drunk.  Accidents involving both motorists and cyclists often result in severe and life-threatening injuries.

You are able to seek compensation through the at-fault driver’s insurance company. Oregon  auto insurance policies include benefits that cover  injuries caused to cyclists.  Insurance companies are legally responsible to pay for medical bills, lost wages (including lost future earning capacity), future medical treatment, and pain and suffer.  However, insurers will often deny or minimize claims.  Working with a Portland bicycle accident attorney is the best way to obtain full and fair compensation for your injuries,.

We strongly advise consulting our Portland bicycle accident attorney before making any statements or accepting any compensation.  Our Portland bicycle accident attorney has experience working with these insurance companies on your behalf to ensure you receive the maximum compensation.

When you hire our Portland bicycle accident attorney, he will handle all of the aspects of your case, including any investigation into your accident, the communication with the insurance adjuster, and the evaluation of your claim. Additionally, our Portland bicycle accident attorney will negotiate a settlement and/or file a lawsuit as necessary.  Our Portland bicycle accident attorney will be present throughout the process to answer any questions and ensure that your case remains on track.

If you have been critically injured in a bicycle accident, you likely have many questions.  Our Portland bicycle accident attorney at Ryan Hilts Law has years of experience helping injured bicyclists with their claims against negligent motorists.  For further information and a free consultation, you can contact our Portland bicycle accident attorney here.

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” by Super Lawyers Magazine for six years in a row, a selection for the top attorneys under 40 years old. During those years, he was also listed as one of Oregon's Outstanding Young Lawyers by Portland Monthly Magazine and the American Registry.

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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.

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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.