When It Hurts in Other Ways Too – Understanding Emotional Distress in a Personal Injury Case

You’re seriously injured on the job, in a car accident, or during a leisure activity; you get hurt due to a faulty product or medical malpractice. From badly broken bones or burns to a spinal cord or traumatic brain injury to paralysis, when the unthinkable happens, it can turn your life upside down. Your injury… read more

When Bridges Fail: The Hidden Dangers and Catastrophic Consequences of Infrastructure Collapses

In the early morning of March 26th, the historic Francis Scott Key bridge dramatically collapsed when a massive cargo ship leaving the port of Baltimore lost power and steering and rammed into one of the bridge’s crucial support columns. In an instant, the 1.6-mile-long continuous truss-style bridge folded like a balsa wood model and toppled… read more

AAC’s Metrolink Accident Lawyers Investigating Injury Crash Between USC Shuttle and Metro Rail Train

Aitken* Aitken* Cohn is closely monitoring the aftermath of an injury collision involving a USC shuttle and a Metro train near the USC campus late Tuesday morning. Sixteen people needed medical attention. The incident happened just before noon on Exposition Boulevard, between Normandie Avenue and Figueroa Street. The Metro E line train, carrying approximately 150… read more

Faces of Riverside profiled AAC Partner Megan Demshki, highlighting her recent accolades as an exceptional trial lawyer in Riverside County

Faces of Riverside recently profiled AAC partner Megan G. Demshki for her string of accolades and relentless dedication to the civil justice system. Her impressive results have earned Megan a place among the legal elite of Southern California. Securing three prestigious legal awards in 2023 is at the forefront of her accomplishments. The Riverside County… read more

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Here’s what you need to know about motorcycle accidents in our area and around the nation, plus top tips for staying safe. Written on behalf of Aitken* Aitken* Cohn It’s hard to deny the romance. Motorcyclists describe riding in rhapsodic terms: freedom, escape, adventure, adrenaline rush, unfettered connection to their surroundings, and the joy of… read more

AAC’s Chris Aitken has been named 2024’s “Citizen of the Year” by The San Clemente Chamber of Commerce

AAC’s Chris Aitken has been named 2024’s “Citizen of the Year” by The San Clemente Chamber of Commerce for his outstanding contributions to the community. A testament to his leadership and philanthropy, this honor highlights Aitken’s commitment to making a difference in San Clemente. Read press release below or click here SAN CLEMENTE, CA, March… read more

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

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

Keeping an Eye on Eyedrop Recalls—What consumers need to know about dangerous contamination of a dry eye treatment

Dangerous Contamination In Certain Eyedrops There’s a tragic irony in losing your sight—or even your life—from using a simple eye drop to treat a mild condition. The FDA is warning consumers not to use several brands of eye drops in which tests have discovered fungal and bacterial contamination. The drops include Dr. Berne’s MSM Drops… read more

Wrongful Death Lawsuit For Boy Killed In Coto De Caza Crosswalk

Orange County Family Seeks Justice for Bradley Rofer: Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Following Tragic Crosswalk Incident Involving 8-Year-Old Boy from Coto de Caza The family of an 8-year-old boy struck and killed in a crosswalk while riding his bicycle to school has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the County and other Defendants in response… read more