Hamilton hit with $8-million judgment in schoolboy’s accident
A judge’s finding that a school crossing guard cut work minutes early 13 years ago has turned into an $8-million negligence judgment against the City of Hamilton.
A Superior Court ruling was released Monday after an eight-day trial in the case of Dean Saumur, who was just shy of his 10th birthday when he was struck by a car at Gray Road and Collegiate Avenue while walking to school May 14, 2002.
Saumur suffered extensive injuries that have changed the course of his life, said his lawyer Robert Hooper. A judge apportioned 50 per cent blame for the accident to the car’s driver Luba Antoniak and 50 per cent to the city, which was responsible for a crossing guard posted at the intersection.
Other Articles of Interest:
For a free consultation with our personal injury lawyers, please contact us today. We will answer your questions and help you understand what’s involved in the process. Consultations can be in person, by phone or by video call. Our office is in Hamilton Ontario and we provide services throughout Southern Ontario.
Fill out the Contact Form or:
Call us at the
Email us directly at: email@example.com
We will contact you within 1 business day. All your information will be kept strictly confidential and only used to brief us on your situation before we call you.
Our offices are centrally located in downtown Hamilton, comfortable, wheelchair friendly and with free parking. If you cannot make it to our office, we will come to your home, hospital or any other location that is convenient for you.