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What Does the Law Consider a Hit and Run in California?

It is easy to get confused when driving on unfamiliar roadways. Those who are driving late at night and get slightly disoriented could potentially damage a mailbox or fence. In these instances, the driver could be facing a misdemeanor charge of hit and run. During 2016, more than 1,200 hit and run accidents took place… read more

Back and Neck Injuries From Rear-End Collisions in Orange County and Inland Empire

When someone rear-ends your car during a collision, your body’s response is immediate but often unpredictable. During even a minor impact, your neck moves with an unnatural flexion-hyperextension motion. This sudden whip-like movement sometimes triggers a series of physical reactions commonly known as whiplash. If a heavy truck or a speeding vehicle strikes you in… read more

Suing a Bus Company for a Loved One’s Wrongful Death

Our Orange County Personal Injury Lawyers dedicate themselves to one result: serving those who are injured or aggrieved due to legal conflicts in the Orange County region of California. Aitken * Aitken * Cohn benefit from a national reputation of high-quality experience and aggressive representation for our clients. Our firm has obtained substantial recoveries on… read more

Understanding Spinal Cord Injuries and Permanent Paralysis

According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), approximately 12,000 spinal cord injuries occur annually in the United States. Furthermore, over one-quarter of Americans live with spinal cord injuries, and they spend a combined three billion dollars each year managing their injuries. Sadly, 36.5 percent of spinal cord injuries occur during motor… read more

The Main Causes of Rollover Car Accidents and How to Avoid Them

Car accidents often involve complex interactions between drivers, vehicles, the road, and the weather. Accidents are traumatic events that can leave a lasting impression on the individuals involved, particularly if the accident included a rollover. When one or more vehicle rolls over during an accident, it can result in serious injuries and even death. According… read more

Who Is Liable If My Child is Injured in a School Bus Accident?

School buses carry precious cargo. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean school buses always avoid getting into accidents. If your child sustains an injury in a school bus accident, who is liable? Who will take care of medical bills and other expenses? In this blog, we discuss how the circumstances surrounding a school bus accident can determine… read more

When School Zones Become Danger Zones

Who’s Liable for Your Child’s Medical Bills? You taught your child how to be a safe pedestrian. She knows to look both ways before leaving the curb, to use crosswalks, and to obey crossing guards. Your family lives only blocks from your kid’s school, and you have every reason to trust she will arrive there… read more

Have You Been in a Car Accident Without Insurance?

With expenses increasing and income decreasing, it may be tempting to cut costs by eliminating auto insurance coverage. You may think that if you have a valid license and a car, you are all ready to hit the road: Not so fast. The purpose of car insurance is to protect people from financial hardship after… read more

Next Steps to Take After Being Injured in a Motorcycle Accident: What You Need to Know

With traffic congestion on the rise on Southern California’s freeways, this makes it inevitable that car accident rates will be on the rise as well. However, this increase in congestion and traffic collision rates in Southern California can be particularly devastating for motorcyclists, as the exposed nature of riding a motorcycle means that these accidents… read more

Motorcycle Riders Have Rights and Responsibilities

There is no shortage of motorcycle enthusiasts in California. The state has the largest number of registered motorcycles (private and commercial) in the United States. Motorcycling is a popular leisure time activity, but motorcycling is also a risky form of transportation. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) most recent data tells us: Motorcycles account… read more