Case Law

Driving related decisions by the courts.

CASE LAW - Dahlke v Davidson

BC Courts Coat of ArmsThe case of Dahlke v Davidson involves a collision that occurred on Centre Street between Pacific and Royal Avenues in White Rock. Kelby Dahlke was parked at the curb of Centre Street facing southbound and wanted to join traffic. Heather Davidson was approaching his parked position, not fully paying attention to driving. When Mr. Dahlke lurched into traffic Ms. Davidson did not react immediately and a collision resulted.

ICBC - No Compensation for Use of Sick Days

ICBC LogoKaren Nishimura was a passenger in a vehicle that was involved in a collision that caused her injury. During her recuperation she used up the banked sick time she had accumulated through her job. Realizing that she might need that sick time if she did not heal from her injury properly or that it would not be available to take as a benefit when she retired, she asked ICBC to compensate her for it.

CASE LAW - Jaura v Rosal

BC Courts Coat of ArmsThe case of Jaura v Rosal involves a right angle collision at the intersection of Inverness Street and 49th Avenue in Vancouver. Traffic on 49th Avenue was stopped bumper to bumper in both directions and Ms. Jaura had stopped at the stop sign northbound on Inverness Street. She intended to travel straight through the intersection.

CASE LAW - R v Robinson

BC Courts Coat of ArmsThe case of R v Robinson involves disobeying a traffic control device at the intersection of Maclure Road and Babich Street in Abbotsford. In this instance, the traffic control device was the speed limit sign for the road that Mr. Robinson was driving on. The ticket alleged that he had failed to obey a traffic control device, but said nothing further.