When It Hurts in Other Ways Too – Understanding Emotional Distress in a Personal Injury Case

You’re seriously injured on the job, in a car accident, or during a leisure activity; you get hurt due to a faulty product or medical malpractice. From badly broken bones or burns to a spinal cord or traumatic brain injury to paralysis, when the unthinkable happens, it can turn your life upside down. Your injury… read more

When Bridges Fail: The Hidden Dangers and Catastrophic Consequences of Infrastructure Collapses

In the early morning of March 26th, the historic Francis Scott Key bridge dramatically collapsed when a massive cargo ship leaving the port of Baltimore lost power and steering and rammed into one of the bridge’s crucial support columns. In an instant, the 1.6-mile-long continuous truss-style bridge folded like a balsa wood model and toppled… read more

The Dark Side of Skylights—What you need to know about the danger of skylight falls

Skylights in homes and other buildings have an undeniable appeal. In addition to adding an aesthetically pleasing architectural feature that can “open up” a room and make it feel more spacious, studies show that skylights allow in about a third more daylight than regular windows—beautiful, mood-lifting natural light that can help regulate your circadian rhythms… read more

Danger on the Mountain—Many factors, from human choices to climate change, make snow sports more risky

The recent blizzard in the mountains dumped a record amount of snow at all the state’s ski resorts. From north to south, Mt. Shasta to Mt. Baldy – with dozens of dreamy, snowy destinations and world-class slopes in between – California is a winter sports lover’s paradise. Palisades Tahoe, Heavenly, Mammoth, Big Bear…. Mountain resorts… read more

Understanding Implicit Bias & the Misguided Attack on DEI

Demonizing DEI (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion) programs seem to be the political rallying cry du jour.   Most recently, social media was flooded with suggestions that DEI initiatives somehow contributed to an improperly secured door flying off an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 jet. These completely unsubstantiated allegations implied that DEI initiatives led to hiring unqualified workers… read more

Life Care Plans—Bolster Your Legal Case After Severe Injury

A severe or permanent personal injury can be life-altering. When a devastating accident occurs due to someone else’s negligence, recklessness, or wrongdoing, the injured party has the right to sue for damages. But in the aftermath of an accident—when urgent medical needs, sudden expenses, psychological trauma, and perhaps early legal proceedings feel overwhelming and all-consuming—it… read more

“Troublesome Trucks”—A holiday roundup of recalled toys and hazardous infant sleep products

For parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles, there’s nothing quite as heartwarming as the joy on the faces of the little ones you love when they open their holiday toys. And for expectant parents or those with newborns or infants in their lives, cozy nursery products make exciting gifts. No one wants to have to spend… read more

Brain Games: Sobering new study finds young athletes in contact sports at risk for degenerative brain disease

Written on behalf of Aitken Aitken Cohn Playing a sport can be a fun and highly beneficial part of growing up. Team sports are great for physical and mental health, social development, and learning vital life skills like goal-setting, grit, resilience, collaboration, and leadership. Students who participate in sports can also improve their academic performance…. read more

Orange County Bicycle Safety Alert: Recent Deadly Accidents Demand Vigilance and Action

Written on behalf of Aitken Aitken Cohn Bicyclists deserve to feel safe on our roadways. Cycling is healthy outdoor fun at any age, a convenient way to commute, and good for the planet. But a recent spate of devastating accidents—including the death of an 8-year-old boy riding his bike to school for the first time—have… read more

Documentation is Key to Your Personal Injury Suit

Here’s what you need for a successful case By Aitken Aitken Cohn Getting hurt in an accident can be life-altering. In addition to your pain and suffering, a severe injury can mean months or years of medical treatment, hefty bills, missed work, lost wages, and reduced quality of life. The financial and emotional burden can… read more