Vehicular Accidents

$250,000: Automobile Collision in Tustin Area Causes Serious Injuries to 75-Year-Old Passenger

CASE DESCRIPTION: Joy L., a passenger in the Defendant’s vehicle, brought a personal injury claim against the Defendant, Joseph M., for his failure to slow down as he approached stopped traffic; leading to a rear-end collision. On August 7, 2010 at around 1:50 p.m., 75-year-old Joy L. was a passenger in a vehicle being driven… read more

$100,000: Policy Limit Settlement Reached for Vehicular Accident into Center Divide

CASE DESCRIPTION: On February 18, 2009 at approximately 7:00 a.m., Plaintiff, John M. was traveling westbound on State Route 91 in the HOV lane during his regular morning commute to work. Suddenly and without warning, Defendant David K., driving a Chevy Avalanche, crossed over from the number one lane into the HOV lane, sideswiping Plaintiff’s vehicle… read more

$1,015,000 Settlement for a Fatal Orange County Motorcycle Accident

CASE DESCRIPTION On February 2, 2009 at approximately 4:00 PM, James M., was riding his motorcycle east of Harbor Boulevard in the City of Garden Grove.  The Defendant, Mr. Murrieta, returning home from a work related project, lost control of his vehicle, which resulted in a three vehicle collision involving James M.  The Plaintiffs’ decedent… read more

Aitken * Aitken * Cohn named as State Liaison Counsel in nationwide Toyota litigation

Since the sudden, unintended acceleration of Toyota vehicles gained national attention, and spurred two separate recalls of Toyota vehicles, numerous lawsuits alleging product defect, personal injury, and economic loss have been filed throughout the country. Many of these cases were filed in the United States (or federal) judicial system, while others were filed in the… read more

$1,250,000: Bike Accident Leads to Wrongful Death Settlement

CASE DESCRIPTION: Plaintiffs Christopher U. and Hayke C. filed a suit against the Defendant Ms. T’s employment for the wrongful death of their father Mr. U.  The Defendant was operating her vehicle in the course and scope of employment at the time of the incident. On May 14, 2008, the Plaintiffs’ father, age 65, set… read more

$300,000: Pedestrian Hit and Seriously Injured While Crossing Street

CASE DESCRIPTION: Plaintiff, DH filed a personal injury suit against Defendant NR.  Ms. DH made sure there were no vehicles in sight before crossing an unmarked crosswalk in the city of Irvine.  When the plaintiff was approximately halfway across the intersection, the Defendant accelerated her vehicle into the intersection and struck Ms. DH .  The… read more

$1,100,000: Driver Going Wrong Way on US-50 Highway Collides With Another Vehicle Causing Fatal Injuries

CASE DESCRIPTION: Plaintiffs Kimberly B., Ruby L. and Terry B., passengers in Kimberly B.’s vehicle brought a personal injury suit against Defendant Carl M.  Carl M. was traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes on US-50, therefore going the wrong way on the highway, against traffic.  As a result, Carl M. struck the front of the… read more

$100,000: Young Boy Struck by Vehicle and Suffers Head Injury

CASE DESCRIPTION: Plaintiff Gabriel S., a minor by and through his Guardian Ad Litem Sarah S. filed a personal injury suit against Defendant Renee W. as a result of Renee’s vehicle hitting Gabriel when he was crossing the street in a controlled intersection in the city of Aliso Viejo. On November 8, 2007 at about… read more

$5,600,000: Negligent Drunk Driver Crashes Dune Buggy, Injuring Four Passengers

CASE DESCRIPTION:  Plaintiffs Derek H., Robert E.,Chrisa E., and Marinda H. brought a personal injury lawsuit against Defendant Brian M. for his negligent operation and crash of a dune buggy while the plaintiffs were passengers on May 18, 2007.  Chrisa E. also brought a claim against Defendant Brian M. for Loss of Consortium for her… read more

$550,000: Big Rig Collides With SUV Causing Physical and Mental Injuries To Plaintiff

CASE DESCRIPTION: Plaintiff David P. filed a lawsuit against Defendants Adrian R. and Carlos A. for the Defendants’ failure to abide by the basic rules of traffic safety which led to an auto accident, severely injuring the Plaintiff.  Both Defendants were found to have joint fault in causing David P.’s automobile to catapult into the… read more