Booming Interest in Boating Is Leading to More Deaths and Accidents

There has been an incredible uptick in interest in boating over the last few years. While boating can be a fun activity, it can also be dangerous when boat operators do not know what they are doing or operate the boat in an unsafe manner. Along with the increased interest in boating, there has also… read more

Recognizing the Effects of Infant Asphyxia and Cerebral Palsy

Infant asphyxia is a serious medical condition that can cause lifelong consequences and complications. If your child suffered from this condition, here is the information you need to know. What Is Infant Asphyxia? Asphyxia is a lack of oxygen and blood flow to the brain. This condition sometimes occurs during or immediately after birth. Because… read more

Aitken Aitken Cohn is Investigating the Orange County Wildfires

The Orange County injury attorneys at Aitken Aitken Cohn are closely monitoring claims connected to the Coastal Fire that started May 11, 2022, in a brush near Aliso Woods Canyon, which then spread to the gated community in Laguna Niguel. The Orange County Register reported the fire prompted the evacuation of some nearby homes and… read more

$11.5 Million for Woman Who Suffered a Severe Brain Injury Due to Medical Negligence

Case Name: Maria Sauceda vs. Riverside University Health System – Medical Center Court: Riverside County Superior Court Final Result: $11,525,000 Result Date: April 2022 AAC ATTORNEYS: Richard Cohn Megan Demshki CASE DESCRIPTION: On September 19, 2019, Maria Sauceda sustained severe and serious injury including anoxic brain injury to her person. The incident occurred when defendant… read more

Where Do Motorcycle Accidents Happen Most Often?

While motorcycle accidents can happen anywhere, there are certain locations where they are more prevalent.  Riders and drivers of other vehicles should use extra care when riding or driving in the following areas: Urban Areas The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that approximately 60% of fatal motorcycle crashes occur in urban areas. Urban… read more

Truck Rollover Accidents: Causes and How They Can Be Prevented

Truck rollover accidents can occur when a truck is traveling along a curved path and its centrifugal force causes it to lean away from the curve’s direction. Semi-trucks are more prone to rollover accidents because of their high center of gravity and because they carry loads that can shift during transit.  Unfortunately, truck rollovers can… read more

How Effective Are Football Helmets at Preventing Brain Injuries?

Millions of spectators watch football games every year. While it can be fun rooting for your favorite team, you may not realize the impact continual hits may have on athletes. Young athletes with brains that are still developing are particularly susceptible to brain injuries, including concussions. Effectiveness of Football Helmets Preventing Brain Injuries According to… read more

Can Nursing Homes Be Held Responsible for Wrongful Death?

California law defines wrongful death as a death of a person caused “by the wrongful act or neglect of another.” Under this definition, a nursing home can be held financially responsible for a wrongful death that occurs while a person dies in their care.  Common Causes of Wrongful Death in Nursing Homes Common causes of… read more

The Rules of the Road for Bicycles: What Every Cyclist Should Know

Cycling can be a great way to get exercise and cut down on emissions. However, if you are not careful, you could wind up in a bike accident with serious injuries. In fact, every year, over 100 bicyclists are killed and thousands more are injured.  Following the rules of the road and bicycling in a predictable… read more

Who Is Liable When a Delivery Driver Causes an Accident?

Today, there are many different types of delivery drivers, all of whom can potentially cause an accident and injure other motorists. One thing these drivers usually have in common is that they are expected to make deliveries as fast as possible. This pressure may encourage them to skirt safety, which can put other motorists at… read more