Vehicular Accidents

$10,546,000: Three Million Dollar Settlement Above Policy Limits In Bicycle vs. Auto Accident

CASE DESCRIPTION: A thirteen year-old boy was riding his bicycle down a street when the defendant’s vehicle entered the bike lane striking plaintiff. As a result of plaintiff’s severe injuries he brought suit against the defendant. The defendant’s insurance refused to pay out policy limits on the claim resulting in a suit for Insurance Bad… read more

$17,988,000: Ten Foot Tall Hedges Block Driver’s Line Of Sight Leading To Collision With Young Boy

CASE DESCRIPTION: A 12 year old boy was riding his bike along a street. There was a service road that intersected the street he was traveling on. Unfortunately there were ten-foot tall hedges lining the service street, blocking the line of sight of both streets from one another. As the young boy entered the service… read more

$19,422,000: Wrongful Death Of Prominent Physician Resulting In Multi-Million Dollar Settlement

CASE DESCRIPTION: Dr. Doe was involved in a head on automobile collision with an employee of Roe Corporation. Plaintiff alleged that Roe Driver was in the course and scope of employment during the accident.  The defendant disputed liability. RESULT: $19,422,080 total settlement The action sprang from a February 2002 automobile collision in which Plaintiffs’ decedent,… read more

Hearing in Toyota Recall Suits

The Orange County Register May 28, 2010 Wylie Aitken is mentioned in the article “Hearing in Toyota recall suits set for today,” regarding Toyota litigation.

Toyota State Cases Consolidated

Daily Journal May 27, 2010 LOS ANGELES-A hearing to consolidate lawsuits filed in state court against Toyota Motor Corp…

Lawyers Vie For Lead Roles in Toyota Suits

Wylie Aitken is mentioned in the Orange County Business Journal in an article regarding Toyota Litigation. Click on the link below to view the full article: (May 10-16, 2010, Vol.33, No.19) Aitken: “up there in the Super Bowl of class action cases.” Robinson: “a lot of people have applied” to lead litigation. By Michael… read more

Lawyers Strategize for Toyota Recall Litigation

May 13, 2010 Toyota update: Click on the link below for the full article.

Huntington Beach Lifeguard Boat Hits and Kills Junior Lifeguard

Alyssa Squirrell, an 11-year-old junior lifeguard, died after reportedly being run over by a lifeguard boat during a training session, July 14, 2009. An investigation of the wrongful death is underway. While details of the Huntington Beach boat accident have not yet been confirmed, Laurie Payne, Huntington Beach city spokeswomen, said the lifeguard boat ran… read more

Railroad Companies Face Scrutiny from the NTSB after Fatal Train Accident

The extreme tragic nature of the Sept. 12, 2008 collision between a Metrolink commuter train and a Union Pacific freight train has put railroad transportation under even more scrutiny by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). The NTSB is responsible for spearheading investigations of major transportation accidents, and has been urging California Railroad Companies to… read more

Taking The Lead On Railroad Passenger Safety

As discussed in a previous newsletter, Aitken * Aitken * Cohn was appointed by the Orange County Superior Court to serve as Liaison Counsel on behalf of all plaintiffs who were involved in the April 23, 2002, head-on train collision in Placentia, California. This collision was the worse collision in Metrolink’s 10 year history and… read more