Verdicts and Settlements

$1,500,000: Pedestrian Struck by Car in Parking Lot; Leg Pinned Under Front Wheel

CASE DESCRIPTION: Plaintiff was hit by defendant when Plaintiff was walking in a post office parking lot on her way to a friend’s vehicle. Defendant only realized he had collided and pinned plaintiff’s leg under his car when he thought he heard something and exited the vehicle. It was not until a bystander saw plaintiff… read more

$3,000,000: Intoxicated Teenager Rendered Tetraplegic After Dive Into Dark, Code-Violating HOA Pool

CASE DESCRIPTION: Plaintiff was a 17 year old guest of a renter and his family at adevelopment in San Clemente operated by Verano at Talega Homeowners Association and Millennium Community Management Inc.  He and several high school aged friend were consuming alcohol at the residence within HOA for several hours.   Sometime around 10:00 p.m., the… read more

$1,500,000: Nurse Negligence Leads to Wrongful Death of Teacher Following Lower Back Surgery

CASE DESCRIPTION: Decedent died due to bleeding after low back surgery. He sustained a retroperitoneal hemorrhage, left side from diaphragm to pelvis and an estimated blood loss greater than 1000 cc’s. The bleed was due to a small puncture of a vessel at the time of the surgery. The nurses failed to call the surgeon… read more

$200,000: Uninsured Driver Causes Christmas Eve Rollover

CASE DESCRIPTION: While traveling southbound on Interstate five in San Juan Capistrano on Christmas Eve, plaintiff’s vehicle was suddenly struck from the right side by a pickup truck. The severe impact caused plaintiff’s vehicle to rollover several times before coming to a stop on its wheels. RESULT: James R., $100,000 settlement; Kelly R. $100,000 settlement… read more

$305,000: Homeowners Neglect to Fix Loose Tiles Causing Traumatic Fall for 71-Year-Old Lady

CASE DESCRIPTION: On Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 2011, Ms. B. enjoyed dinner at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. with other family and friends. She left the house at or around 11:00 p.m., stepped on some loose tiles on one of the steps leading up to the front of the house, lost her footing, and… read more

$200,000: Motorcyclist Thrown from Vehicle when Bicyclist Makes an Unsafe Turn during Bicycle Tour

CASE DESCRIPTION: Plaintiff Russell H. went on a motorcycle ride from his home in Las Vegas through Death Valley. Russell was traveling westbound on SR-190 west of SR-127 in unincorporated Inyo County, California. Suddenly, and without warning, a bicycle driven by A. Scott made an unsafe left turning movement and turned directly in front of… read more

$96,000: Bicyclist Claimed Motorist’s Negligent Turn Caused Crash

CASE DESCRIPTION: Plaintiff was riding her bicycle on the road when she collided with a vehicle making a right turn. Plaintiff alleged operator of vehicle failed to yield the right of way. Defendant disputed shared negligence. RESULT: $96,000 total settlement On Jan. 26, 2011, plaintiff, a high school lacrosse coach and teacher, was riding her… read more

$2,500,000: Three-Year-Old Boy Who Lost Mother in a Vehicle Accident Leads to Settlement in Millions

Partner Darren O. Aitken of Aitken Aitken Cohn secured a $2,500,000.00 settlement for a three-year-old boy who lost his mother in a vehicle collision caused by a military service member on active duty.  Decedent was a 26-year-old homemaker who was fatally injured when defendant, operating a military Humvee at the time as part of a… read more

Atticus Wegman Tromps Insurance Company in Unanimous Jury Decision

In celebration for receiving a unanimous verdict from the jury this past week, Aitken Aitken Cohn raised a glass to toast Atticus Wegman for all his hard work representing a client who was struck while crossing the street. Defendant argued that our client shared in the fault because she only saw a doctor a limited amount… read more

Chris Aitken and Atticus Wegman Win Settlement of $760,000 for Injured Motorcyclist

Congratulations to Chris Aitken & Atticus Wegman for recently settling a matter just prior to trial for $760,000. Our client was seriously injured on a motorcycle due to a falling tree limb in the City of Garden Grove. The plaintiff received severe bilateral wrist fractures as a result of the collision.  The Defendant disputed these allegations and contended… read more