Toronto Metro News – Legal Matters: If I’m at fault, do I still have a case?

Posted by on August 29, 2014 under Our Firm Be the First to Comment

IRIKINM_HSnterview with: Rikin Morzaria of McLeish Orlando & Personal Injury Alliance Published in: The Toronto Metro Newspaper – August 27, 2014 issue

Q: If someone is injured in a car accident and believes they may be at fault, do they still have a case for damages?

A: In many cases, yes. If a person is negligent, they can still recover damages or financial compensation based on the degree of the other party’s fault. Even if the injured person is 100 per cent to blame for the accident, there are no-fault accident benefits called statutory accident benefits. If it’s a catastrophic injury, the benefits can be substantial, up to $1 million for rehab.

Q: Why is retaining a qualified personal injury lawyer so important?

A :Personal injury cases of a serious nature, especially at-fault cases, are extremely complicated and lengthy. Read more of this article »

McLeish Orlando’s principal partners recognized in the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada ®

Posted by on August 28, 2014 under Our Firm Be the First to Comment

We are proud to announce that John McLeish, Dale Orlando and Patrick Brown have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2015 edition of Best Lawyers in Canada ® as leading legal practitioners in Personal Injury Litigation.

Best Lawyers in Canada® is the oldest and most respected international peer-review publication in the legal profession. Lawyers who are recognized demonstrate a high level of respect amongst their peers for their abilities, professionalism and integrity.

Congratulations to all of the lawyers who were selected to be included in the 2015 edition of Best Lawyers in Canada®.

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McLeish Orlando accepts the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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As Past Presidents of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, McLeish Orlando’s Partners, John McLeish, Dale Orlando and Patrick Brown all accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from Jim Vigmond. They are also donating $1,000 to the ALS Foundation.

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Motorcycle deaths in Ontario could reach seven-year high

Posted by on August 25, 2014 under Accident Prevention, Safety Be the First to Comment

Patrick Brown Personal Injury LawyerThe OPP said as of August 18, 2014, 26 people – 25 motorcyclists and one passenger- had died in crashes within the force’s jurisdiction.  That compares with 29 motorcycle deaths in all of last year, and 26 the year before.

In an interview with AdvocateDaily.com, Toronto personal injury lawyer, Patrick Brown says motorists must use extra precaution when it comes to sharing the road with motorcyclists.

Read the full article on AdvocateDaily.com.

New practice direction when bringing a motion to transfer

Posted by on July 31, 2014 under Court Procedures Comments are off for this article

motions to transferThere have been recent changes to the requirements that must be satisfied when bringing a motion to transfer an action under rule 13.1.02 in the Central East, Central West, Central South and Toronto Regions.

The most notable change is that counsel are no longer required to provide affidavit evidence about the availability of judges and court facilities in the county they are seeking to transfer to in order to satisfy factor (viii) under rule 13.1.02(2).   Read more of this article »

Liberals revive bill to cut auto insurance rates

Posted by on July 17, 2014 under Automobile Insurance, News Comments are off for this article

Patrick Brown personal injury lawyerPatrick Brown, Partner of McLeish Orlando comments on the Liberals decision to cut insurance rates.  Ontario’s governing Liberals insist they can still reach their target of cutting auto insurance rates by an average of 15 per cent across the province, even though they’re only a third of the way there with just a year to go. Read more of the article at AdvocateDaily.com

OCA decision shows advantages of hybrid trials

Posted by on July 7, 2014 under News Comments are off for this article

Given the important role of judges in curbing inefficiencies, Toronto critical injury lawyer John McLeish tells Legal Feeds that he is supportive of a recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision that reaffirmed judges’ discretion to opt for hybrid trials. Click here to read the full article by AdvocateDaily.

Ontario ‘Wild West’ for extreme sports facilities

Posted by on July 4, 2014 under Accident Prevention, Safety Comments are off for this article

Patrick Brown personal injury lawyerLast week, Patrick Brown spoke to the Globe and Mail in an interview on the regulations of extreme-sports facilities across Ontario. This came rise after Patrick reached a settlement with Blue Mountain for a 13-year-old who was left paralyzed after a 2007 downhill mountain biking trip.  Click here to read the full article.

LEXPERT 2014

Posted by on July 3, 2014 under News, Our Firm Comments are off for this article

Congratulations to John McLeish, Dale Orlando and Patrick Brown who have been selected by peers for inclusion in Lexpert 2014, Canada’s Legal Lexpert Directory.

 Click here to read the full list on the Lexpert Directory.

Designating Traumatic Brain Injuries

Posted by on July 2, 2014 under Brain Injury Comments are off for this article

As the phrase implies, “Traumatic Brain Injury” (“TBI”) refers to damage to a person’s brain as a result of trauma. TBIs have become a pervasive feature of the Canadian social landscape. Where, 30 years ago, certain kinds of trauma to a person’s head would have been fatal, medical advancements now result in more people surviving. This, in turn, means that an increased number of Canadians live with the ongoing effects of a TBI.

The symptoms of TBIs present on a spectrum – anywhere from mild and short-lasting on one end to severe and permanent on the other end. Read more of this article »