Red Hill Valley Parkway

Class Action Suit

Have you been involved in a single or multiple vehicle accident on the Red Hill Valley Parkway (RHVP) since its opening in November 2007?

Grosso Hooper Law have commenced a class action against The City of Hamilton contending that design and construction of the RHVP was done negligently and without using acceptable construction standards.

A 2013 study by Tradewind Scientific, ordered by the City of Hamilton, outlined the dangerous conditions of the RHVP. The results had been buried in the city’s Public Works department for 6 years. The 18 page study was conducted for the purpose of measuring the friction of the Lincoln Alexander Parkway and the Red Hill Valley Parkway while the roads are wet. The results showed that the RHVP had an overall lower friction than the Lincoln Alexander Parkway, with some spots of the RHVP exhibiting “quite low friction values” and in some cases “well below” acceptable friction values.

The author of the report recommended “remedial actions” and a closer investigation of the composition of the asphalt itself. Some spots were found to have “quite low friction values” according to the report.

In 2017, two fatal crashes occurred on the Red Hill Valley Parkway in less than a month from each other. A total of 668 crashes occurred on the RHVP between 2012 and 2015.

Grosso Hooper Law has commenced the class action claim against The City of Hamilton and alleges that the defendant was negligent by, among other things:

  • Failing to ensure proper design and construction of the RHVP using acceptable road construction standards
  • Failing to take the required actions to make the Red Hill Valley Parkway meet Canadian standards of public road safety
  • Failing to take immediate action to ensure the safety of all drivers and passengers on the RHVP
  • Failing to take immediate action to confirm the results of the study
  • Failing to publicly disclose the results of the study

If you were involved in a single or multiple vehicle accident on the Red Hill Valley Parkway since November 2007 you may be included in one of the proposed classes, which will be defined by an Ontario Superior Court Judge in the future, below:

The plaintiff seeks damages for statutory breaches, negligence and punitive damages, and brings the lawsuit on behalf of:

  • All persons who suffered injuries as a result of a single or multiple vehicle accident between the opening of the Red Hill Valley Parkway on November 17, 2007 to present day (the proposed “Injured Class”)
  • All persons who paid a ticket imposed as a result of a vehicle accident on the Red Hill Valley Parkway on November 17, 2007 to present day (the proposed “Ticket Class”)
  • All persons who paid a lawyer to defend a ticket imposed as a result of a vehicle accident on the Red Hill Valley Parkway on November 17, 2007 to present day (the proposed “Defense Class”)
  • All persons who paid for property damage as a result of a vehicle accident on the Red Hill Valley Parkway on November 17, 2007 to present day (the proposed “Property Damage Class”)
  • All persons who paid increased insurance premiums as a result of property damage acquired as a result of a vehicle accident on the Red Hill Valley Parkway on November 17, 2007 to present day (the proposed “Insurance Premium Property Damage Class”)

If you were involved in a single or multiple vehicle accident on the Red Hill Valley Parkway please be advised that we are collecting your information to determine if you will fit within one of the proposed classes.

We will do our utmost to ensure that as many parties as possible are included in the class action proceedings. At this time, we are not going to open an individual file on your behalf. We will place you in our group of individuals who should meet the class as defined within the class action litigation.

Additional Information

Red Hill Valley Parkway Background

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Hill_Valley_Parkway

To find out if you fit within one of the proposed classes please contact the Grosso Hooper Law offices

You will be asked questions including important details of your accident. Downloading the questionnaire below will let you know the questions that will be asked of you, and information you will need to have on hand during the interview.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

Call: 905-522-8002 Ext 105 or 108
Email: redhill@grossohooperlaw.ca

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