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California’s Statute of Limitations for Wrongful Death Cases

The loss of a loved one is devastating under any circumstances. But when it could have been prevented—when a family member dies as the result of someone else’s wrong actions, whether negligent, reckless, or intentional—the grief and fallout can be even more complicated and acute. When this happens, eligible surviving family members of the deceased… read more

AAC Founding Partner Wylie Aitken Honored as a Daily Journal 2022 ‘Top 100’ Lawyer

SANTA ANA, Calif., Sept. 22, 2022 — The Los Angeles / San Francisco Daily Journal has named prominent plaintiff lawyer Wylie Aitken one of 2022’s Top 100 Lawyers in California out of the state’s 266,000 practicing attorneys. The annual list, published Wednesday, recognizes Wylie for his outstanding success for his clients, leadership as the founding partner of Orange County-based law firm Aitken Aitken Cohn… read more

Hot Topic in a Heat Wave

Is anyone liable for heat-related illness and injury? By Aitken Aitken Cohn The first week of September was a scorcher. It brought a record-setting heat wave to the southwest—ten consecutive days of often triple-digit temperatures—in what weather experts have called our most severe ever recorded in September. Last October, after three back-to-back heat waves hit… read more

Jack Aitken Takes the Stage for “Green Day’s American Idiot”

AAC’s Wylie Aitken: “Not all Aitken are lawyers. The next generation has one person on the stage at the Chance Theatre at the Bette Aitken Center in Anaheim. Enjoy the Orange County Register article and take in the production. Jack is a freshman at NYU in Broadway Theatre.” To learn more about production and to… read more

Birth Defects Due to Medication—What Parents Need to Know

According to the CDC, about 1 in 33 babies—approximately 120,000—are born in the U.S. with some form of birth defect. These conditions, ranging from mild to severe, are usually discovered within the first year of life. Most congenital disabilities begin within the first three months of development in the womb. According to the Cleveland Clinic,… read more

Four Dead and Multiple Injured in Amtrak Train Derailment

By Aitken Aitken Cohn A team from the National Transportation Safety Board is investigating a devastating derailment that involved an Amtrak passenger train traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago. The incident killed four people, and dozens of passengers suffered injuries after the Amtrak train collided with a dump truck while traveling through rural Missouri. According… 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… read more

What Parents of “Shredders” Need to Know

Can you sue if your child is injured at a skatepark? By Aitken Aitken Cohn California is the birthplace and beating heart of skate culture in the U.S. It’s also home to hundreds of skateparks from north to south—Los Angeles alone has 21—nearly every one boasting its unique landscape of ramps, bowls, stairs, pipes, and… read more

Does Bringing Dogs to Work Increase the Risk of Dog Injuries?

By Aitken Aitken Cohn One of the most divisive workplace issues is whether employees should bring their dogs to the office. According to the Washington Post, more than 23 million households nationwide adopted a “pandemic pet” during COVID-19 to feel less isolated. With COVID cases winding down, a recent survey found that pet owners were… read more

Tesla Troubles? What you Need to Know about Safety

By Aitken Aitken Cohn Tesla has made electric vehicles (EVs) very sexy—and in many ways, that’s a good thing. There’s no denying their “cool factor.” but if you have a Tesla or are thinking about buying one, there are safety considerations to be aware of—perhaps even more so if you have a young, inexperienced driver… read more