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 Fy Jamaica.

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.

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.

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.

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