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Aitken Aitken Cohn is one of California’s most respected law firms known for its client-centered focus and its landmark results.

Aitken Aitken Cohn is one of California's most respected law firms known for its client-centered focus and its landmark results.

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Our Riverside personal injury attorneys have been recognized by Best Lawyers of America for 32 consecutive years. Best Lawyers is… read more

Our Riverside personal injury attorneys have been recognized by Best Lawyers of America for 32 consecutive years. Best Lawyers is the only purely peer review™ guide to the legal profession.

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Our personal injury lawyers in Riverside have been selected as Super Lawyers since the Southern California list was first published… read more

Our personal injury lawyers in Riverside have been selected as Super Lawyers since the Southern California list was first published in 2004. Super Lawyers provides lawyer ratings of selected lawyers and helps you find the rated attorneys in your location focused on all legal issues

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Aitken * Aitken * Cohn was founded in 1872 and has earned a national reputation for the quality of our… read more

Aitken * Aitken * Cohn was founded in 1872 and has earned a national reputation for the quality of our Riverside personal injury lawyers’ trial skills.

Riverside Personal Injury AttorneysServing Inland Empire Communities and All of Southern California

Experienced Personal Injury Lawyers in Riverside

The law intends to ensure justice to people injured through no fault of their own. Unfortunately, average law-abiding citizens frequently have little or no power against powerful insurance companies.  You must consult a personal injury law firm with experience handling all types of personal injury cases, and one that has demonstrated success in recovering substantial and meaningful damages.

Aitken * Aitken * Cohn is led by a diverse group of Orange County personal injury attorneys including founding partner Wylie Aitken and up-and-comer Megan Demshki, who is one of the most distinguished attorneys practicing in the Riverside region. Together they successfully argued the Sumrall v. Modern Alloy case in Riverside and settled the case for millions of dollars.

If you are hurt in an accident through no fault of your own, or if someone else was partially at fault for causing your injuries, you should contact our Riverside personal injury attorneys immediately.

What is Personal Injury Law In Riverside?

If an individual has been involved in an accident or injured due to the negligence of another, personal injury law is a way for a victim to be compensated for their impairments with the law behind them. Injuries do not just apply to physical damages. It can also include diminished quality of life, property damage, mental anguish, loss of earning potential and emotional suffering.

When you suffer an injury that someone else caused, the law allows for the recovery of past and future medical expenses, lost earnings, and pain and suffering. Personal injury lawsuits play a crucial role in balancing the scales of justice by holding those persons responsible for causing injuries accountable.

Riverside Personal Injury Cases Aitken * Aitken * Cohn Handles

The following are some examples of our practice areas:

How Our Riverside Personal Injury Lawyers Hold Those Responsible Accountable

Section 1 of the California Constitution states:

“All people are by nature free and independent and have inalienable rights.  Among these are enjoying and defending life and liberty, acquiring, possessing, and protecting property, and pursuing and obtaining safety, happiness, and privacy.”

It is time to speak with one of our Riverside personal injury attorneys if another person’s negligence has injured you. Having a dedicated professional in your corner puts you in a commanding position. Hiring a Riverside injury lawyer gives you the advocate you need to fully pursue justice.

Key Factors in a Riverside Personal Injury Case

Our Riverside personal injury lawyers will explore all insurance coverage options on behalf of our clients and their families. In addition to exhausting all possible sources of recovery from the responsible party, oftentimes there are other avenues of recovery that can be accessed to minimize the financial impact of being injured in Riverside county. Depending on the circumstances, additional funds may be available from:

  • Personal injury protection
  • Medical payments insurance
  • Uninsured motorist coverage
  • Homeowner’s insurance
  • Actual medical bills and damages

A victim’s actual medical bills and out-of-pocket costs are key components in evaluating a personal injury claim. Any injury can have unexpected and financially disastrous repercussions. Our Riverside injury attorneys use these amounts, adjusted for insurance payments and other factors, as one source of information to help determine the value range of a case.

Some of these expenses include:

  • Medical bills
  • Anticipated future medical costs
  • Attendant care costs
  • Costs of medication

There are several factors that influence the success and amount of a claim:

  • The cost of past and future medical treatment
  • The assessment of expert medical witnesses
  • The victim’s age
  • The amount of income lost during recovery
  • The educational background of the victim
  • Whether the injury affected future earning capacity
  • The permanence and severity of the injury
  • If the injury affected the victim’s relationship with a spouse or domestic partner
  • Limitations on daily activities

Everyone involved in an accident should undergo a medical evaluation.  Signs and symptoms can surface days or even weeks following an accident. Victims may require care on an ongoing basis, especially if there are serious or permanent injuries.

While each case is unique, it isn’t possible to guarantee an outcome in every scenario. Our team of Riverside personal injury lawyers is committed to ensuring our clients receive the maximum compensation afforded under the law.

Furthermore, if a death results from an accident, please reach out to our Riverside wrongful death lawyers. 

We want to listen and offer solutions within our power to help.

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Our Primary Focus is You, the Client

Aitken * Aitken * Cohn is nationally recognized for its success in the courtroom – but we’re most proud of our client-focused approach. From the free initial consultation to the final court proceedings, our case strategies are entirely informed by your needs. Our personal injury lawyers in Riverside strive to maintain regular, consistent communication to ensure that we are as transparent as possible regarding case status, investigations, or any other legal decisions we make along the way.

Additionally, we understand just how financially devastating a personal injury can be for you and your loved ones. That’s why we represent your interests on a contingency fee basis – you don’t pay any initial fees, and there are no upfront costs. If our injury lawyers don’t secure a favorable settlement or verdict on your behalf, your total legal costs are zero.

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Wylie Aitken

Founding Partner

He was recently inducted in the LawDragon 500’s “Hall of Fame,” is repeatedly designated a “Southern California Super Lawyer,” and is featured in the Best Lawyers in America and The… read more

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Richard Cohn

Partner

Known as a persistent, aggressive trial attorney who takes a “turn every stone” approach toward the legal matters he handles, he has received numerous awards and accolades for his results…. read more

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Darren Aitken

Partner

Darren has been recognized and awarded consistently throughout his career for his professional accomplishments and was named the Orange County Trial Lawyers “Top Gun–Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year” in… read more

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Chris Aitken

Partner

Chris graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Arts Degree and Political Science Major. He obtaines his Juris Doctorate Degree from the University of Southern… read more

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Casey Johnson

Partner

Casey obtained his Juris Doctorate degree from USC Law School in 2002, graduating in the top quarter of his class. At USC Law School, he was a member of the… read more

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Michael Penn

Partner

After graduation, he returned to Tokyo and worked at Toyo Corporation. Mr. Penn obtained his Juris Doctorate degree from Chapman University School of Law in 2004, and was elected student… read more

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Atticus Wegman

Partner

Atticus has been recognized by his colleagues who awarded him the 2019 Orange County Trial Lawyer Association’s Young Gun Award. He has also been recognized as a Rising Star by… read more

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Megan Demshki

Associate

Megan received departmental honors in both Political Science and Peace Studies.  Megan served as Chapman University’s Student Body President from 2012-2013. As Chapman University Student Body President, Megan worked to… read more

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Ashleigh Aitken

Of Counsel

Ashleigh is a former federal prosecutor, practicing in the Los Angeles and Santa Ana Office of the United States Attorney in the Central District of California. While serving as an… read more

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Wylie Aitken
Richard Cohn - Partner
Darren Aitken - Partner
Chris Aitken - Partner
Casey Johnson - Partner
Michael Penn - Associate
Atticus Wegman - Associate
Megan Demshki - Associate

Over a billion dollars won for our clients

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$17.5M

catastrophic injury

$15M

truck accident

$8.9M

product liability

$6M

wrongful death

any case.
any client.
any courtroom.

What To Do Following an Injury or Accident in Riverside, California

Personal injury law is multifaceted.  Compensation and litigation often depend on time constraints, mandated limitations, the involvement of regulatory agencies, the preservation of evidence, and interactions with corporate representatives and insurance companies.  Once you have addressed your immediate health issues, seek legal help.  It is critical you have an experienced personal injury attorney in Riverside on your side.

Our entire staff of personal injury attorneys are committed to providing first-class legal representation to the individual, family, or business entity that has suffered injury or catastrophic loss in any variety of circumstances. Aitken * Aitken * Cohn routinely, and successfully, negotiates and litigates against insurance companies, large corporations, and governmental agencies.

Working With Insurance Companies

Dealing with insurance companies can be time-intensive and. in many cases, stressful. The team of injury attorneys at Aitken * Aitken * Cohn can work with insurance companies while you spend your time and energy healing from your accident. Our Riverside personal injury lawyers take time to effectively negotiate and litigate against the insurance companies to ensure you get the compensation you rightfully deserve for the pain, suffering, and disruption to your life.

What a Riverside Personal Injury Lawyer Can Do For You

Our legal team is on the front lines with our commitment to fight for the compensation you deserve in a personal injury case. Aitken * Aitken * Cohn attorneys were featured on a variety of news media and television programming (NBC’s Today Show, ABC7 News, and Inside OC with Rick Reiff) for both our expertise in the legal field as well as our work within landmark cases.

Our experienced personal injury attorneys in Riverside know how to:

  • Investigate accidents
  • Locate and interview accident witnesses
  • Request documentation
  • Review accident reports
  • Work with medical experts
  • Take additional legal action if necessary

How Much is My Riverside Personal Injury Claim Worth?

Every personal injury case is unique. There are a number of factors that can contribute to how much your personal injury claim is worth. Different factors can play into determining what your case is worth and our Riverside personal injury lawyers are successful in demanding what injured victims deserve. Here are some of our past successes:

  • Part of the largest ($1.63 billion) automobile class-action lawsuit settlement in U.S. history
  • Confidential wrongful death settlement estimated by the Los Angeles Times to be $25,000,000
  • 13-year-old boy awarded $23.5 million for significant brain injuries;
  • Playground injury with a settlement amount of $20,000,000
  • $17,988,771.90 settlement (expected lifetime payout) for an auto vs. bicycle accident
  • $14,332,519.33 total settlement for a fall in a big box store
  • $14,595,760 gross verdict in a medical negligence case
  • $412,000,000 settlement in insurance bad faith matter

Contact A Riverside Personal Injury Lawyer Today 

The law firm of Aitken * Aitken * Cohn accepts Riverside personal injury cases on a contingency basis. If after an initial no-cost evaluation, we believe you have a justifiable claim and agree to representation, you will not be responsible for attorney’s fees unless we successfully resolve your claim.

We understand how difficult it is to deal with both the physical and economic effects of a personal injury. We are here to ease your burden and help you and your family restore yourselves to financial stability.  Contact us now at (714) 434-1424 or write to us using our online contact form.

client reviews

This firm is 100% reliable and trustworthy.

No question about it, this firm is 100 percent reliable and trustworthy. I felt very comfortable about continuing my case with this firm based on the first impression they gave me: professional.

Jose L.

Extremely competent and really cared about our family.

The law firm provided us complete guidance and direction in our legal matter, but at the same time, they didn’t make our decisions for us. It sure was nice to have confidence in knowing we were going to be taken care of.

Andrea and Larry W.

This firm has a great reputation, even amongst other lawyers.

I was referred to by a lawyer friend and had Richard Cohn as my attorney. He was personable and compassionate, and took his time explaining everything to me. His assistant was also very personable and easy to contact.

Corinth C.