McLeish Orlando LLP

McLeish Orlando LLP
McLeish Orlando LLP
Personal Injury

Based in Toronto, with consultation offices in Barrie, Hamilton, and Kitchener, McLeish Orlando focuses exclusively on personal injury law.

The firm’s lawyers handle personal injury matters such as orthopaedic, brain and spinal cord injuries, medical negligence or malpractice including delayed treatment due to missed or incorrect diagnosis, injuries from defective products or equipment, and wrongful death cases caused by negligence.

Using a network of case managers and rehabilitation professionals throughout the province, McLeish Orlando will assemble a team to handle cases for clients who have been seriously injured, and their families, and can offer assistance in many different languages.

McLeish Orlando LLP Posts

PSA: 5 things you should not do when using metal straws

By Joseph Cescon, Ontario personal injury lawyer, and Ryan Marinacci, summer student You’ve no doubt seen the heart-wrenching video of the sea turtle with a straw up its nose that is arguably more challenging to watch than Sarah McLachlan’s heart-wrenching mid-2000s ASPCA commercials (we’ll leave it to you, Dear Reader, to judge). Read more

Bikes, bumps and cookies – teaching your children about bicycle safety

By Salvatore Shaw, Ontario personal injury lawyer and Brandon Pedersen, summer student With another school year finished, children are now eager to get outside and enjoy the summer months. One of the many activities that children enjoy is riding their bicycle. There are few feats more rewarding for child than finally taking off the training wheels on their bicycle and being able to ride freely and feel the wind against their face. Sadly, however, cycling can be a dangerous activity without the right equipment or a good understanding of safe riding practices. Read more

Top 5 mistakes that could hurt your personal injury claim

By William Harding, Ontario personal injury lawyer and Christina El-Azzi, summer student If you have suffered a serious injury through the negligence of others and are pursuing litigation, there are some important factors to keep in mind in order to ensure that your rights are protected and that you receive all the compensation to which you are entitled. The following are the most common, and costly, mistakes in personal injury claims: Read more

A reminder of the importance of reasonable foreseeability in negligence claims

By Joseph Cescon, Ontario personal injury lawyer, and Brandon Pedersen, summer student At law, certain relationships are recognized to give rise to a prima facie duty of care. It is a well-known fact and well-established point of law that a driver of a car who is at-fault owes a duty of care to a person who was injured as a result of the driver’s negligence. The reason for this is that a risk of personal injury after a driver’s negligent conduct (for example, being intoxicated while driving) is reasonably foreseeable. Read more

McLeish Orlando is looking for information related to the Ottawa bus crash at Westboro Station

We have been retained by a person injured in the double-decker bus crash that occurred on Friday, January 11, 2019 at 3:50 pm at the Westboro station in Ottawa. We are looking for information regarding the crash, including information about the driver (such as previous accidents), to provide to our investigator and forensic engineer, as we wait for documents and information from the police. If you were a witness to the crash, either on the bus or in the vicinity, or have any information regarding the circumstances of the crash, please contact Courtney Stewart at the law firm of McLeish Orlando either by phone (1-866-685-3311) or by mail ( ). Read more

Cadieux v Cloutier: deducting oranges from apples

Written By: William Harding and Nicole Fielding, Student-at-Law . It is an essential principle of tort law that an injured plaintiff be returned to the position they would have been in had their injury not occurred. However, a recent Court of Appeal decision may make this task more complicated within Ontario’s auto insurance compensation scheme. Read more

Prabaharan v. RBC General Insurance: cost consequences for failing to prepare for a pre-trial conference

Written By: William Keele and Courtney Stewart, Student-at-Law . In Prabaharan v RBC General Insurance Company, 2018 ONSC 1186, Justice Stinson ordered the Defendant to pay $2,600 in costs for failing to prepare for a pre-trial conference (“PTC”) and specifically, for failing to serve its expert reports prior to the PTC. Justice Stinson called it “a flagrant breach” of Rule 53.03(1) and (2) of the Rules of Civil Procedure. [1] Read more

Imeson v. Maryvale – further clarification on litigation and participant experts

Written By: Lindsay Charles and Courtney Stewart, Student-at-Law . Parties may call two types of experts to testify at trial: Read more

New year new distracted driving laws

Written By: Bryan Sansom and Taraneh Etemadi, Student-at-Law . Starting on January 1, 2019, the Province is ushering in new distracted driving legislation. The new laws are a part of Ontario’s Bill 174 Cannabis Legislation which was passed on December 12, 2017, and regulates the sale and use of recreational marijuana. Read more

Limousine safety: staying safe while traveling in style

Written By: Joe Gaynor and Nicole Fielding, Student-at-Law . On Saturday, October 3 rd , 2018, a deadly collision occurred in New York involving a stretched limousine-style SUV. The limousine, built from a 2001 Ford Excursion, ran a stop sign, crossed three lanes of traffic, and hit a parked vehicle before stopping in a wooded ditch. All 17 passengers, the driver, and 2 pedestrians were killed. Read more

Ismail v. Fleming - the relevance and admissibility of collateral benefits to a plaintiff's motivation to work

Written By: Lindsay Charles and Nicole Fielding, Student-at-Law . Does receiving disability benefits indicate anything related to one’s motivation to return to work? An Ontario court has weighed in. Read more

The ten day notice under the Municipal Act

Written By: Nick Todorovic and Courtney Stewart, Student-at-Law . It is the responsibility of municipalities, under the Municipal Act, 2001 , to maintain roads, sidewalks and bridges in “a state of repair that is reasonable in the circumstances” (s 44(1)). This means that a municipality has a duty to maintain the public spaces where we walk, run, cycle and drive, in a safe condition for our use. If a municipality fails to perform their maintenance duties and an injury occurs, they may be civilly liable. Read more

Class actions against insurers for HST charges on accident benefits

Written By: Michael Warfe and Taraneh Etemadi, Student-at-Law . Six proposed class-action lawsuits were filed in court in Toronto on Wednesday, October 31, 2018. These suits allege that insurance companies failed to reimburse accident victims for millions of dollars in HST charges on their medical benefits in violation of the provincial regulator. A number of insurance companies, as well as the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO), which regulates and licenses the insurance industry, have been named as defendants. The members of the class are claiming $600 million in damages. Since these claims were delivered, five additional insurance companies were served with lawsuits, with each suit claiming $100 million in damages on behalf of accident victims. Read more

Kids will be kids: contributory negligence and minors

Written By: Michael Warfe and Nicole Fielding, Student-at-Law . The phrase “kids will be kids” is often applicable when it comes to contributory negligence. Read more