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

Megan Demshki Authors Article for OCTLA’s The Gavel

AAC’s Megan Demshki recently wrote an article for OCTLA’s The Gavel “iSWITRS, TIMS, CPRA and FOIA: Free Online Tools in Your Next Government Tort Case” where she talks about several online tools that will allow you to conduct a meaningful, prelitigation investigation in your next government tort case before you even file. Read the full article below.

Toys and Online Retailers on the Naughty List

A recall round-up for the holiday season and tips for making sure you’re giving safe toys By Aitken * Aitken * Cohn Tis’ the season of giving- children are making lists, hinting and begging, and writing to Santa. Parents and grandparents are shopping. There’s nothing like the anticipation of new toys! While it’s no fun… read more

Safety on the Slopes

What you need to know about ski-related head injuries and how to prevent them By Aitken * Aitken * Cohn The holidays are almost upon us, and here in Southern California, an early December storm brought several inches of snow to the mountains. Ski season has arrived! There’s nothing quite like the fun and freedom… read more

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