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 In The News
Choosing the right daycare for your children

Written By: Michael Warfe and Courtney Stewart, Student-at-Law . Earlier this year parents who had dropped their children off at a daycare in Roncesvalles, a booming neighbourhood in the west end of Toronto, were informed that the daycare building was being evacuated after part of the ceiling had collapsed, including parts of a ceiling fan. Read more

It may not be too late! Long Term Disability Benefits, and MacIvor v Pitney Bowes

Written By: Nick Todorovic and Nicole Fielding, Student-at-Law . Quit your job before realizing the extent of your injuries and your need for disability benefits? A recent judgment from Ontario’s Court of Appeal says you may still be entitled to claim under your former employer’s long term disability benefits plan. 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

Defective products: who is responsible?

Written By: Michael Warfe and Taraneh Etemadi, Student-at-Law. We have all come across a faulty or defective product which we hope does not cause harm or injury to others. When an injury does unfortunately occur, the question arises of who is ultimately responsible for it. Consumers often assume the distributor of the product is responsible because the distributor is their point of contact when they acquire it. Others think it is the manufacturer who built the product. In many cases, it is both who can be blamed. Clarifying who is responsible however is an important step in determining who ought to be compensating an injured person for their losses. Read more

Carol Grimmond's memory kept alive through important new MADD campaign

Last weekend as many gathered with their loved ones to give thanks, the Grimmond family were remembering a Thanksgiving Weekend six years ago when they were told the devastating news that their beloved daughter and sister, Carol Grimmond, had been killed by an impaired driver. Carol’s Mom, Gladys asked us and others to share their story and news of the important MADD campaign the family is participating in. Please feel free to pass this on. Read more

Should I get tenant insurance?

Written By: Bryan Sansom and Courtney Stewart, Student-at-Law. There are almost 4.5 million renter households in Canada – that is one third of all Canadian households. According to the Insurance Bureau of Canada, only 50% of those renter households have tenant insurance. Read more

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