Accident

What to Do After an Accident in an Uber or Lyft

Rideshare services like Uber and Lyft are incredibly popular in California. However, no one expects that they will be involved in an accident involving a rideshare vehicle. Unfortunately, these accidents do occur. In some cases, accidents involving rideshare vehicles occur due to the careless or negligent actions of a rideshare driver, though these accidents can… read more

What Pedestrians are Most at Risk of Being Involved in an Accident?

Pedestrian accidents often result in devastating injuries for victims. Unfortunately, these incidents are not uncommon in and around this area. According to the California Office of Traffic Safety, there were 893 pedestrian accident fatalities and more than 14,000 pedestrian accident injuries during the latest reporting year across the state. Here, we want to discuss which… read more

What Types of Birth Injuries Can Forceps Cause?

Most people do not usually consider the possibility of medical mistakes that can lead to a birth injury until the moment one occurs. However, medical mistakes are projected to be one of the leading causes of death in the US. Unfortunately, birth errors are a relatively common type of medical mistake. From recent data provided… read more

Lawsuit filed against VANS® after tragic and unnecessary death of twenty-five year-old bicycle rider at VANS® skatepark

PRESS RELEASE: Tyler Kanarr, a twenty-five-year old resident of Huntington Beach and the son of Gregg Warren and Kimberlee Kanarr, died of massive injuries he suffered at VANS® Skate park. On February 25, 2020, Tyler Kanarr was riding his bicycle at the VANS® Skate park in Orange when he impacted a ceiling light which shattered… read more

What is an Anoxic Brain Injury?

Anoxic brain injuries occur when the brain does not get the oxygen it needs to optimal functioning. If the brain does not receive enough oxygen, for even just a few moments, this can cause cells inside of the brain tissue to die. There are various ways that anoxic brain injuries occur. This can include complications… read more

What to Do if Your Business is Impacted by Coronavirus

The COVID-19 pandemic has had dramatic effects on the way of life for most people in this country. This is particularly true for businesses. In March of this year, California Governor Gavin Newsom implemented stay at home orders and closed all non-essential businesses across the state. This has had a devastating impact on most businesses,… read more

The Psychological Effects of An Injury

Anytime someone sustains a severe injury that was caused by the careless or negligent actions of another person, it is inevitable that they are going to deal with a certain level of pain and suffering. However, while most people focus on the physical injuries that a victim sustains, it also needs to be pointed out… read more

If Injured on a Break at Work, Can I Receive Compensation?

While nobody wants to experience a work injury, these incidents occur on a regular basis in and around our area. The good news is that those who sustain on-the-job injuries in California are entitled to receive workers’ compensation coverage to pay for their medical bills and lost wages. However, what happens if an employee sustains… read more

Are You Adequately Protected?

By Casey Johnson At Aitken*Aitken*Cohn, we regularly get to meet the greatest people under the worst circumstances—after serious injuries or the death of a loved one. While our profession necessarily requires us to help individuals and families put the pieces together after an oftentimes catastrophic event, we also work diligently to help “get the word… read more

Why Driving Too Slowly Is Dangerous?

Most people understand that speeding on the roadway is incredibly dangerous and can lead to severe accidents and injuries. Speeding does not even have to mean driving over the speed limit. This can simply be driving too fast for conditions. However, most people do not think about whether or not driving too slowly can be… read more