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David Hay

Legal Brief - Overcoming "Car Bias"

A legal foundation for cyclists to guard against "car bias" in the assessment of liability. more »

Oct 17, 2013 7:12 AM Features 4 Comments

Legal Brief - Rules and Rulings

What happens if a cyclist is injured while breaking the law? more »

Aug 9, 2013 10:59 AM Features 5 Comments

Legal Brief - Bike Lighting Illuminated

Questioning the law regarding red reflectors and whether ICBC can offer an unbiased opinion on cyclist equipment in legal confrontations. more »

May 27, 2013 5:26 AM Features 2 Comments

Please Release Me

If you do sign a waiver, expect it to be enforced unless the circumstances are very unusual. more »

Apr 22, 2013 12:00 AM Features

Legal Brief - Hear That Train Coming

I love music. I love to ride my bike. So why shouldn’t I do both at the same time while riding through the city? more »

Feb 11, 2013 7:17 AM Features 3 Comments

Legal Brief - Reverse Onus of Proof (CAN)

In many jurisdictions, cyclists and other vulnerable road users who suffer losses at the hands of negligent motorists in motor vehicle collisions are forced to prove fault. more »

Oct 16, 2012 5:16 AM Features 3 Comments

Legal Brief: Controlling Uncontrolled Intersections (CAN)

Considering the law relating to uncontrolled intersections and right-of-way. more »

Jul 1, 2012 12:00 AM Features

The Legal Position of Cyclists Passing on the Right

Litigation lawyer, David Hay explores de facto lanes and cyclists passing on the right. more »

Jun 4, 2012 7:19 AM Features 2 Comments

Legal Brief - Why to Follow the Rules of the Road in Canada

A recent Supreme Court decision analyzed in some detail the liability of a cyclist riding on a sidewalk. more »

Mar 28, 2012 7:32 AM Features

Underinsured Motorists Cause Headaches for Cyclists

The law isn't always on the side of cyclists when it comes to colliding with underinsured motorists. more »

Jul 9, 2011 2:05 AM Opinions

The "Ordinarily Resident" Test Can Make a Difference at Trial

There are a few things people with multiple residences should know in case they are injured in one jurisdiction. more »

Apr 6, 2011 10:42 AM Opinions 1 Comments

Keep a Lid on it: Mandatory Helmet Legislation Revisited

Vancouver lawyer, David Hay explores both sides to British Columbia's mandatory helmet legislation. more »

Sep 1, 2010 12:08 AM 14 Comments

Neither Here Nor There

David Hay discusses a recent decision by the BC Court of Appeal to apportion 50 percent of the blame to a cyclist involved in an accident with a left-turning driver. more »

Jul 1, 2010 10:05 PM 2 Comments

Abreast of Reality

Outdated legislation protects drivers and endangers cyclists. more »

May 1, 2010 10:08 AM 2 Comments

The Limitation Act – A Ticking Time Bomb

The Limitation Act proves to be difficult to appeal, especially when ICBC is not obligated to give legal advice on injury claims. more »

Mar 1, 2010 10:22 PM

Legal Brief: Door Prize

Cycling lawyer David Hay discusses the dreaded sudden opening on a parked car's door. more »

Jan 1, 2010 1:05 AM

Beyond Bad

Bad decisions behind the wheel of an automobile can be viewed by the courts as criminal behavior: BC courts. more »

Nov 2, 2009 6:13 PM 3 Comments

Legal Brief: The Case for Representation

For the best outcome after an accident, don't try to handle everything by yourself — talk to a lawyer. more »

Sep 1, 2009 11:48 PM

Legal Brief: Speed

Simply keeping within the posted speed limit is not enough, circumstances and environment must be taken into consideration as well. more »

Jul 1, 2009 9:46 AM

The Big Picture

The nature and purpose of law. more »

Mar 22, 2008 12:00 AM Features