Howie, Sacks & Henry LLP – Personal Injury Law – Air Jamaica Crash

Update: October 2, 2019:

We are happy to report that on September 19th, 2019, Justice Morgan approved the Plaintiffs’ motion to have this action certified as a class action.
Class Members are all passengers who were on board Fly Jamaica Flight OJ256 departing from Georgetown (Guyana) to Toronto on November 9, 2018.

If you are a Class Member you do not need to do anything at this point to get the benefit of any ruling on the common issues.

All Class Members will receive a letter containing the Order, the Notice of Certification, Opt-Out Form and Passenger Questionnaire.

The next steps of this lawsuit involves class counsel obtaining detailed information about all passengers, including questions about their injuries and treatment. In order to facilitate this process, please see the detailed passenger questionnaire which should be completed by all class members.

If you or a loved one was injured in the Fly Jamaica crash, please contact Howie Sacks and Henry LLP at

If you or a loved one was injured in the Fly Jamaica crash, please contact Howie Sacks and Henry LLP at

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Air travel is often held up as one of the safest forms of transportation. But when something does go wrong, as it did with Fly Jamaica Flight OJ256, the consequences can be severe.

Airplanes are complex vehicles that require specialized training to operate, rigorous inspections, and well-defined emergency procedures in the event of serious mechanical problems, poor flying conditions or other unexpected situations on board. Passengers, sometimes numbering in the hundreds, can be at serious risk of physical injuries, disability or death in the event of severe in-air turbulence or crash landings on land or in water. Even if they survive without sustaining much physical harm, being a part of a severe aircraft incident can result in post-traumatic stress disorder which can be every bit as debilitating as some physical injuries. Victims may also experience loss of personal property and other significant disruption to their lives.

Class Action Lawsuit

On November 23, 2018, Howie, Sacks & Henry LLP and Camp Fiorante Matthews Mogerman LLP filed a Class Action lawsuit with the Superior Court of Ontario against Fly Jamaica.

When You Or A Loved One Is Hurt, Let Us Help

Howie, Sacks and Henry’s experienced and knowledgeable personal injury lawyers have developed expertise in representing victims of airplane accidents, including participants the class action lawsuit filed against Fly Jamaica for injuries and losses sustained on Flight OJ256 on November 9, 2018.

Twenty minutes into a flight to Toronto, a Boeing 757 carrying 84 Canadian passengers was forced to return to Guyana’s Cheddi Jagan International Airport after experiencing hydraulic problems. The plane overshot the runway and crash landed; several of the plane’s tires blew out and its right engine became dislodged from its wing as the plane came to a stop metres from a deep embankment.

After a long and frustrating period arranging to fly home, Canadian passengers finally returned to Toronto the following week. Many passengers have criticized Fly Jamaica for the lack of communication following the crash landing. In addition, valuable belongings left on the plane after evacuating, such as jewellery, cash and electronics, were unaccounted for.

Victims of this accident deserve answers and compensation for their pain, suffering and losses. HSH partner Paul Miller, co-lead counsel for the victims of the 2005 Air France crash at Toronto’s Pearson airport, and HSH associate Valerie Lord, a passenger on that flight whose experience seeking compensation prompted her interest in pursuing a legal career, are members of our team who are pursuing this class action.

Contact Us To Learn More

Consistently ranked as one of Canada’s top personal injury law firms, it’s HSH’s mission to handle serious personal injury cases with compassion and professionalism. If you or a loved one were passengers on Fly Jamaica Flight OJ256, let our expertise in matters of law surrounding airplane accidents work for you. Consider the trusted team of airplane accident lawyers at HSH to represent you in this class action lawsuit.

If you or a loved one was injured in the Fly Jamaica crash – you may be eligible for compensation.  At Howie Sacks and Henry LLP – our injury lawyers are experienced in advancing claims on behalf of airplane crash victims. Call us today at 1-877-771-7006 for a free consultation.

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Since 2011 Canadian Lawyer Magazine rated us one of the top personal injury law firms in Canada. Why? With close to 20 years helping accident victims and their families, our firm understands the laws that affect your rights to compensation because we’ve helped shape those laws in favour of accident victims.