The Oregon vehicle code expressly provides that, with few exceptions, every person riding a bicycle upon a public highway is subject to the provisions applicable to, and has the same rights and duties as the driver of any other vehicle. ORS 814.400 (1). Notwithstanding that, however, bicyclists often sustain catastrophic injuries at the hands of inattentive drivers and from surface defects in roadways. Our firm has successfully handled many cases for cyclists injured by the fault of other drivers and government road authorities.
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