Ontario woman suing Quebec City for $325K

Ontario woman suing Quebec City for $325K

Main pic: This photo is of a cultural heritage site in Canada, number 7675 in the Canadian Register of Historic Places. Photo credit: Audrey-Ann Brousseau.

Quebec City (Quebec) 6 August 2015 – A Toronto woman, Amanda Brand who was visiting Quebec City in February of this year is suing the city for injuries she encountered when participating at a treasure hunt event (chasse au trésor) organised for tourists during her visit.

During the hunt game Ms. Brand had to descend some stairs behind the City Hall building which had not been cleared of snow. Her foot got caught in some hard ice and snow on the steps and she ended up falling and severely breaking her ankle even though she was holding onto a guard rail with both hands. She was immediately taken to hospital where a serious operation took place involving metal braces and screws to repair the broken bones.

Ms. Brand was flown home the next day and has been suffering from her injury ever since. She can no longer stay standing for any length of time and has to wear special shoes to accommodate her injured ankle.

The pursuant is suing the city for negligence causing bodily harm for the amount of $325,000 which she claims is fair considering the physical pain, which she still endures, and for the disruption the injury has caused her and her family since the accident and for any future complications.

The city is yet to comment the lawsuit, but admits the stairs and park involved should normally be cleared of any snow or ice since it is open all year round and is a popular tourist venue.

Categories: News

About Author

Quebec News in English

News from across Quebec. For more Quebec news, business, politics, sport, entertainment, opinion pieces, events and other information please visit our social media accounts: Facebook: facebook.com/lifeinquebec Twitter: twitter.com/lifeinquebec

Write a Comment

Only registered users can comment.