Fly Jamaica Settlement

The Ontario Superior Court has approved a $5.55 million settlement for a class action brought by passengers who suffered injuries and losses in an airplane accident during an emergency landing in Guyana.

Valerie Lord, our very own Personal Injury Lawyer at HSH, represented some of the passengers on this flight. In an interview with CTV News she said this case: “exemplifies why class actions remain an important mechanism for access to justice for Canadians.” Valerie adds ”We worked very hard to ensure that the agreement would leave no class member uncompensated or undercompensated.”

Read the full CTV article here.

What happened to Flight OJ256?

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. 

This Class Action involved 120 passengers onboard Fly Jamaica Flight OJ 256 were en route to Toronto Pearson International Airport. Approximately 40 minutes after departure, the aircraft turned around for an emergency landing. Upon touching down, the Boeing 757-23N aircraft went off the runway, sustaining substantial damage, and causing injuries to the passengers. 

Fly Jamaica Flight OJ 256 Class Action settlement for passengers who suffered injuries from emergency landing 

Howie, Sacks and Henry LLP successfully represented the class members. This Class Action ultimately settled for $5.55 million on January 10, 2024. Passengers received from $8,000 up to more than $225,000 in compensation.

Read more on this settlement here

Full settlement can be viewed here.

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