Legal Brief

Josh Zisson


Legal Brief - Get Better Coverage

Why every rider should care about what their auto and homeowner’s insurance policies can do for them. more »

Jan 23, 2014 7:35 AM Features 5 Comments

Josh Zisson


Legal Brief - Rights and The Right Hook

While a right hook can happen with almost no warning, knowing your rights can help you be prepared. more »

Oct 21, 2013 7:38 AM Features 9 Comments

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 - Ensuring Complete Streets

A good Complete Streets policy will provide for its own implementation and enforcement, but many do not. more »

Aug 9, 2013 11:00 AM Features

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 - Overtaking on the Right

When traffic laws designed for cars are applied to bicyclists, their application may not always make perfect sense. One obvious example? The matter of overtaking on the right. more »

May 27, 2013 5:28 AM Features

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

Three Feet Please

According to Joe Mizereck, the driving force behind, 19 states have codified the requirement that drivers overtaking a cyclist must provide three feet of space. more »

Apr 22, 2013 12:00 AM Features 1 Comments

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 - Legal Benefits of Following the Rules

The reasons why bicyclists should follow the laws applicable to them go beyond safety concerns. more »

Feb 11, 2013 7:15 AM Features 1 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 - Insurance Considerations for Cyclists (US)

Lawyer Jim Freeman discusses the different insurance considerations that may apply to bicyclists, focusing on property damage insurance and bodily injury insurance. more »

Oct 16, 2012 5:12 AM Features 1 Comments

Legal Brief - Claiming Bike Damage (US)

If your bicycle is damaged by a negligent driver, here's how to make a claim against the driver or his or her insurance company for the cost of repairs or a replacement bike. more »

Jul 25, 2012 12:00 AM Features 1 Comments