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Four Dead and Multiple Injured in Amtrak Train Derailment

By Aitken Aitken Cohn A team from the National Transportation Safety Board is investigating a devastating derailment that involved an Amtrak passenger train traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago. The incident killed four people, and dozens of passengers suffered injuries after the Amtrak train collided with a dump truck while traveling through rural Missouri. According… read more

Levels of Brain Injury

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every year, nearly 3 million people visit emergency departments, are hospitalized, or die because of traumatic brain injuries. Below, our personal injury lawyers discuss the different levels of brain injury and the symptoms associated with them. Mild A mild traumatic brain injury affects the brain… read more

Brain Injury Classification

There are various ways to classify different brain injuries, including basing the classification on: Primary or Secondary Injury According to The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, one of the ways to classify brain injuries is by whether the injury is a primary or secondary injury. A primary brain injury is one that occurs at the time of… read more

Booming Interest in Boating Is Leading to More Deaths and Accidents

There has been an incredible uptick in interest in boating over the last few years. While boating can be a fun activity, it can also be dangerous when boat operators do not know what they are doing or operate the boat in an unsafe manner. Along with the increased interest in boating, there has also… read more

Recognizing the Effects of Infant Asphyxia and Cerebral Palsy

Infant asphyxia is a serious medical condition that can cause lifelong consequences and complications. If your child suffered from this condition, here is the information you need to know. What Is Infant Asphyxia? Asphyxia is a lack of oxygen and blood flow to the brain. This condition sometimes occurs during or immediately after birth. Because… read more

Aitken Aitken Cohn is Investigating the Orange County Wildfires

  The Orange County injury attorneys at Aitken Aitken Cohn are closely monitoring claims connected to the Coastal Fire that started May 11, 2022, in a brush near Aliso Woods Canyon, which then spread to the gated community in Laguna Niguel. The Orange County Register reported the fire prompted the evacuation of some nearby homes… 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

Wylie Aitken Offers Legal Insight to the LA Daily Journal Following Oil Spill

A massive oil spill off the Orange County coast has leaked more than 126,000 gallons of crude oil into the sea, forcing beaches to close to the public and damaging the environment. As investigators determine what caused the spill, AAC’s founding partner Wylie Aitken offered his legal insight to the Los Angeles Daily Journal, discussing… read more

Wylie Aitken Quoted in the Voice of OC Following Huntington Beach Oil Spill

In the wake of the oil spill disaster off the coast of Orange County there are mounting concerns from local business owners. As a prominent voice in the legal community, Wylie Aitken explains to the Voice of Orange County the different types of legal action that might apply in this of situation. To read the… read more

Casey Johnson Co-Authors Article in Orange County Lawyer Magazine