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Is Negligent Supervision and Hiring Covered by Commercial General Liability (CGL) Policies?

By Michael Penn Hard Hat Construction Corp. employs Carl, a retired teacher that now works as a nighttime security officer. Carl is often is under the influence while on the job. One evening, Carl decides to take a forklift off property for a spin on the open road and causes a car accident when several… read more

Bicycles v. Motor Vehicles: Who Owns the Road?

By Atticus Wegman Who owns the road between bicyclists and motor vehicles? Both, technically. For the most part, bicyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as motor vehicle drivers (see California Vehicle Code section 21200). Our firm handles many cases involving this area of the law where bicyclists’ rights are pitted against drivers’ rights. Oftentimes,… read more

Assembly Bill 3262 Will Hold Online Marketplaces Responsible for Selling Dangerous Products

By Megan Demshki In an exciting step forward for consumers, the California Assembly approved legislation on June 11, 2020, that will hold online marketplaces like Amazon to the same legal standard as brick and mortar stores when they sell dangerous products. Assembly Bill 3262 was developed because online retailers frequently attempt to skirt consumer protection… read more

Preexisting Injuries: How to Win Compensation for Injuries That You Had Before Your Accident

By Atticus Wegman At Aitken Aitken Cohn, we work hard to ensure that our clients are fully compensated for their injuries, including injuries that were aggravated in an accident. From time to time, our clients will tell us that they are not sure if their injuries are related to the accident because they had symptoms… read more

A Statement From Aitken Aitken Cohn on the Chester Family Case

By Aitken Aitken Cohn We wish to acknowledge all of the good wishes, compliments, and inquiries we have received in regard to our retention to represent the Chester Family arising from the devastating losses they suffered on January 26, 2020, in the helicopter crash that killed several individuals, including Kobe Bryant. Out of respect to… read more

Icing on the Cake (From the OCTLA’s The Gavel)

By Atticus Wegman and Ryan Drakulich This piece was originally published in the OCTLA’s print edition of The Gavel in the Winter 2020 edition (Volume 23, Number 1) as the cover story. Sounds good, right? Well let’s go get some. Here’s the scenario: your client is injured in a motor vehicle crash. You attempt to… read more

Changes in Trucking Industry Make Roads More Dangerous

By Casey Johnson Aitken*Aitken*Cohn has prided itself on successfully representing clients in trucking cases for decades resulting in numerous seven and eight-figure recoveries for our clients. Unfortunately, during the current pandemic, steps have been taken on the national level to make roadways more dangerous for travelers. Since 1938, the Hours of Service Act has limited… read more

Casey Johnson Receives Heartfelt Letter From Client

Recently, one of our clients sent a letter to firm partner Casey Johnson regarding a case he handled for her. The letter is a heartfelt and personal message for Casey, thanking him for all the help he provided through one of the most difficult times in her life. You can read the letter below. Dear… read more

Are You Adequately Protected?

By Casey Johnson At Aitken*Aitken*Cohn, we regularly get to meet the greatest people under the worst circumstances—after serious injuries or the death of a loved one. While our profession necessarily requires us to help individuals and families put the pieces together after an oftentimes catastrophic event, we also work diligently to help “get the word… read more

The Coronavirus Exposes Inadequate Elder Care

By Casey Johnson Over twenty-five years ago, California was a national leader in passing legislation to protect the elderly and dependent adults living in nursing homes and assisted living facilities/residential care facilities for the elderly. Despite California’s commitment to preventing physical abuse of the elderly, nursing homes and senior living facilities throughout the state have… read more