Aitken Aitken Cohn Leads Effort to Seek Justice in Oil Spill Suit

  On October 2, 2021, an underwater oil pipeline located off the coast of Huntington Beach ruptured, spilling an estimated 126,000 gallons of crude oil into the ocean. The rupture created a 13-square mile slick, which deposited oil onto beaches and into wetlands. News reports indicate that the leaked oil originated from an offshore oil… read more

Can companies and pharmacies be the ones to blame for a patient’s addiction?

By Aitken Aitken Cohn October 28, 2021 From the recent death of a celebrated actor to the complex settlement agreement that gave the Sackler family—owners of Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin—broad immunity from liability claims, the rise of opioid overdose deaths in communities across the U.S. is staggering. In many areas of the country, the… read more

$3.8 Million Settlement for Injured Pedestrian Violently Struck by a Tractor-Trailer

Case Name: Wilson vs. Doe International Transportation Company Court: United States District Court – Central District of California – Southern Division (Orange County, Federal) Final Result: $3.8 Million Result Date: May 2021 AAC ATTORNEYS: Chris Aitken Atticus Wegman Ryan Drakulich CASE DESCRIPTION:    On December 14, 2018 our client, Ms. Wilson, left her office and began… read more

What to Do After a Bicycle Accident?

The last thing any person expects is that they will sustain an accident when they head out on their bicycle. Unfortunately, bicycling comes with many risks, regardless of the age of the cyclist. Here, we want to discuss the steps that should be taken immediately following a bicycle accident as well as in the days… read more

What is a “No-Contact” Motorcycle Accident?

The last thing any motorcyclist expects is that they will be involved in an accident when they get on the roadway. However, any person who has driven a motorcycle knows that there are risks. Often, these risks come from other drivers. In some circumstances, a motorcycle can crash even if another driver does not make… read more

Differences Between Contributory and Comparative Negligence

Injuries occur all the time in California and throughout the US. In some cases, injuries are caused by the careless or negligent actions of others, and victims are able to recover compensation for their losses. However, there are times when liability for an injury is not so clear. Sometimes, more than one party shares fault… read more

California Bicycle Helmet Laws

To wear a helmet or not to wear a helmet? That is the question that many bicyclists ask themselves on a regular basis. Whether you are new to the cycling world, are a veteran bicyclist, or a parent wondering how to keep your child safe, helmets are bound to come up in discussion fairly regularly…. read more

What are the 4 Types of Distractions When Driving?

Distracted driving is incredibly dangerous. Despite fairly stringent laws in California related to distracted driving, this type of behavior still causes plenty of accidents that lead to significant injuries and property damage. Here, we want to discuss the four types of distractions that drivers encounter on the roadway. It is important to understand these common… read more

Seatbelt Injuries in a Car Accident

If there is one mantra that we have all heard over and over again throughout the years, it is that seatbelts save lives. This is true, and we have plenty of statistics from independent and government sources that back this statement up. However, this does not necessarily mean that a person will walk away from… read more

$11 Million Settlement on Behalf of a Quadriplegic in Pool Accident

CASE DESCRIPTION:  On the early afternoon of August 26, 2019, Isaac L. joined his family for a barbeque and swimming at the pool within the HOA where his father had recently begun renting a condominium.  The rest of the family, including Isaac’s father, uncles, grandparents and cousins were already within the pool area when he… read more