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.

500 Helmets donated to students at Dundas Junior Public School

Posted by on June 2, 2014 under Brain Injury, Charity, Community, Cycling, News, Our Firm, Safety Comments are off for this article

McLeish Orlando’s Helmets on Kids Campaign Donates 500 Helmets to Young Cyclists in Toronto during Brain Injury Awareness Month

Over the past five years more than 2,000 helmets have been donated by McLeish Orlando’s Helmets on Kids Campaign throughout the City of Toronto. The campaign in conjunction with the Toronto Kiwanis Boys & Girls Clubs is geared to bring safety awareness to young cyclists and their families and to urge all cyclists to wear helmets while they are cycling. In an effort to improve safety on our streets, McLeish Orlando donated helmets to 500 students at Dundas Junior Public School this past Tuesday June 2nd.

June is Brain Injury Awareness Month, Patrick Brown sits down with Advocate Daily to discuss his insights on the use of helmets.

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Thank you to all of our supporters! 
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McLeish Orlando Critical Injury Lawyers has Officially Opened for Business in Kitchener-Waterloo

Posted by on May 23, 2014 under Marketing, News, Our Firm Comments are off for this article

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On Thursday May 22nd, McLeish Orlando held a meet and greet for family, friends, and colleagues in the Kitchener-Waterloo region. Committed to providing the highest level of legal services to the community, McLeish Orlando is looking forward to bringing its expertise to clients in Kitchener-Waterloo, Guelph, Cambridge, and surrounding areas. Read more of this article »

Toronto Metro News – Legal Matters: What to expect in personal injury cases

Posted by on April 28, 2014 under News, Our Firm Comments are off for this article

Critical injury lawyer John McLeishInterview with: John McLeish, McLeish Orlando LLP member of the Personal Injury Alliance

Published in: The Toronto Metro News Newspaper April 23, 2014 issue

Legal Matters

What to expect in personal injury cases

Q: Is there any chance of a quick settlement in a personal injury case where someone has been catastrophically injured?

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Road Warriors

Posted by on April 23, 2014 under Our Firm Comments are off for this article

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By: Patrick Brown, McLeish Orlando LLP

Published in: Precedent Magazine, Spring 2014 issue 

Toronto has one of the highest collision rates per capita for cyclists of any large Canadian city. More than 1,000 bicycle riders are injured in Toronto each year — and the real figure is much higher, since an estimated 80 percent go unreported. (Our province isn’t doing so well either: roughly 26,000 Ontarians wind up in the ER each year due to cycling accidents.)

As a critical injury lawyer who works with victims of cycling accidents and their families, I’ve had a front-row seat to the aftermath of these collisions. The devastating impact these cases have on victims’ loved ones goes far beyond what the statistics report. And there’s a tragedy of an even wider scope: so much could be done to prevent both minor injuries and fatalities on bikes. Our city and province know what these things are, but without the threat of lawsuits, our governments are reluctant to invest money in cycling safety.

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Insurers should not rely on social programs

Posted by on March 27, 2014 under Our Firm Comments are off for this article

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By: Patrick Brown, McLeish Orlando LLP

Published in: The Lawyers Weekly Mar. 28, 2014 issue

When a child or adult suffers a severe traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury, the costs for care into the future are significant. Failure to adequately address the needs of a severely disabled client through medical evidence and a solid life care plan can have a disastrous impact on the case. Since the needs are for a lifetime, many items equate to high figures.

Traditionally, the insurer and defence counsel have contested the care costs items on the basis that the specific item being sought is either not needed to the extent asserted, is unreasonable, or the market rates are much lower.   Read more of this article »

Cyclists, Mind The Gap

Posted by on March 19, 2014 under Community, Cycling, Our Firm, Safety Comments are off for this article

 

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With the start of spring and my return to commuting by bike to work, the potholes that rattled my car are now more than a mere inconvenience.  Aside from falling after hitting a pothole, the more concerning risk is swerving to avoid a pothole and not checking for approaching cars.  The possibility of a car swerving into a cyclist is an equally realistic concern.  Although a sharp lookout is the best defence, the city has a duty to repair potholes, and typically will fix them if they are over a specific size within 4 days. Read more of this article »

Ontario proposes beefed up penalties for distracted driving

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Patrick Brown, Partner of McLeish Orlando was featured in yesterday’s Canadian Press article on Advocate Daily discussing the distracted driving legislation, he told Advocate Daily, “There’s still more to be done, but it’s a good step to implement this new legislation as it relates to distracted driving, especially in light of all the developments that have happened over the years with personal devises and in-car distractions.” To read the full article click here

It’s not what’s missing, it’s what’s there: Day 1 of the Paralympics in Sochi!

Posted by on March 7, 2014 under Community, News, Our Firm Comments are off for this article

The Paralympic games have officially begun!  Canadian athletes will again take to the ice and slopes in Sochi, hoping to bring back the gold to Canada. The Paralympic sports that Canadians will be partaking in are: alpine skiing, biathlon, cross-country skiing, para-snowboarding, wheel chair curling and the all-time favourite, sledge hockey.  Read more of this article »

How to Best Leverage the Use of Surveillance and Investigation in Court Part 3

Posted by on January 20, 2014 under Court Procedures, Our Firm Comments are off for this article

This is the final post in our series of “How to Best Leverage the Use of Surveillance and Investigation in Court”. In the previous posts we discussed obligations regarding the surveillance and investigative material before , during and after examinations, and before trial. In this blog post you will learn the final steps of using surveillance at trial.

USE OF SURVEILLANCE AT TRIAL

1. Using Privileged documents as Substantive Evidence

If a defendant wishes to use surveillance or investigative material as substantive evidence at trial, the defendant must comply with Rule 30.09, which sets out strict procedural requirements.  Read more of this article »