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

Electric Bike Dangers

Written by Aitken * Aitken * Cohn Over the past few years, electric bikes have grown in popularity as a fun, energy-efficient way to get around town while offering many health benefits. The pandemic helped push more e-bikes into cities as people began turning away from public transportation and opted for a faster way to… read more

How Advances in Technology are Helping People with Paralysis

Written by Aitken * Aitken * Cohn The neuroscience and biomedical communities are making incredible strides to restore mobility in people with spinal cord injury. From nerve-stimulation devices to brain-implant chips, a new generation of technology offers hope to paralyzed patients. According to a study released by the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, nearly 1… read more

Casey Johnson authors article for OCTLA’s The Gavel

AAC’s Casey Johnson recently wrote an article for OCTLA’s The Gavel “Taking on the State: Effectively Litigating Against Governmental Entities” explaining why handling cases against a governmental entity is not for the casual litigator, and how proceeding into governmental liability matters without an understanding of the protections afforded can be a recipe for disaster. Read… read more

Autonomous Trucks

The future of cargo transport has arrived, bringing big questions. Year after year, the trucking industry has the unfortunate distinction of ranking among the most dangerous occupations, with a death rate of 26.8 per 100,000 drivers—843 deaths in 2019, according to the National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries. And estimates from the National Highway Traffic… read more

Construction Site Dangers

Startling statistics and what you need to know if you’ve been hurt on the job President Biden’s one trillion-dollar infrastructure bill recently passed into law with bipartisan support. The plan will invest hundreds of billions of dollars into the nation’s roadways, rail lines, bridges, water systems, and power grid, creating construction, transportation, and energy jobs…. read more

Aitken Aitken Cohn Leads Effort to Seek Justice in Oil Spill Suit

  On October 2, 2021, an underwater oil pipeline located off the coast of Huntington Beach ruptured, spilling an estimated 126,000 gallons of crude oil into the ocean. The rupture created a 13-square mile slick, which deposited oil onto beaches and into wetlands. News reports indicate that the leaked oil originated from an offshore oil… read more

Know the Signs: Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury

It’s been well over a decade since the shocking death of healthy, vibrant, 45-year-old actress Natasha Richardson brought international attention to the genuine danger of a head injury that at first seems like no big deal. A mild topple on a beginner ski slope resulted in a tragic brain injury when Richardson’s head hit hard-packed… read more