Verdicts and Settlements

$1.63 Billion: Aitken * Aitken * Cohn Part of Largest Automobile Class Action Lawsuit Settlement in U.S. History

As National liaison counsel and co-counsel for suit on behalf of secondary auto dealers, Wylie Aitken, founding partner of Aitken* Aitken* Cohn, and the firm are part of a team of 30 law firms and 80 plus lawyers that represented millions of Toyota vehicle owners in the largest automobile class action lawsuit settlement in U.S…. read more

$100,000: Inattentive Driver Causes Fatal Injuries to Pedestrian

CASE DESCRIPTION: Decedent, James K. was a pedestrian crossing Francis Street, at its east intersection with Hellman Avenue in the City of Ontario. Defendant, Veronica M. was driving her vehicle on Hellman Avenue, where she alleged that she stopped before making a left hand turn onto Francis Street, where she struck James, causing fatal injuries…. read more

$1,000,000: Elderly Driver Strikes Pedestrian in Crosswalk

CASE DESCRIPTION: On August 30, 2008, Karen P. was crossing Sports Arena Boulevard at its intersection with Hancock Street, within a crosswalk and with a “walk” signal, when she was struck by a vehicle driven by Defendant, Fred A., who was 86 years old at the time. Fred struck Karen while completing a left turn… read more

$100,000: Intoxicated Driver Causes Collision

CASE DESCRIPTION: On August 27, 2011, Lauren D. was driving her 2003 Saturn Northbound on Valley View St. in the number one lane in the City of Cypress. As she approached the intersection at Orangewood, Defendant made a left hand turn directly in front of her. The front of her vehicle struck Defendant’s 2005 Chrysler… read more

$100,000: Unsafe Lane Change Leads to Auto V. Motorcycle Collision

CASE DESCRIPTION: On or around 6:50 a.m. on Monday, December 5, 2011, Gabriel S. was traveling to work on a blue 2009 Kawasaki EX 250F. Gabriel was heading westbound on Interstate 10 in the #1 lane at approximately 40 to 45 mph west of Azusa Avenue. Around this time, Gabriel was traveling slightly behind and… read more

$50,000: Man Runs Red Light Causing Head on Collision

CASE DESCRIPTION: On Wednesday, February 22, 2012, around 10:32(am), Scott M. was driving his 1994 Gray Toyota pick-up truck southbound on Rimpau Avenue. While Scott was traveling on a green traffic signal through the intersection with Ontario Avenue, Defendant, Peter S., turned left in front of him suddenly and without warning causing a head-on collision…. read more

$50,000: T-Bone Collision Causes Vehicle to Roll

CASE DESCRIPTION: On March 22, 2012, at around 3:30 p.m. defendant, Sara M. was traveling northwest along Via Del Rio intending to make a left hand turn onto Avenida Del Vista. At this time, plaintiff, Ilse M., was traveling southeast along Via Del Rio with a green traffic signal for through traffic. Defendant failed to… read more

$160,000: Vehicle Loses Control Results in Hospitalization

CASE DESCRIPTION: February 5, 2009, Mr. Brandon F. was driving his brother, Garrett F.’s vehicle, a 1994 Acura Integra. Brandon was traveling southbound on Brea Canyon Road just north of the Los Angeles and Orange County line. Suddenly, and without warning, Cynthia C. who was traveling northbound on Brea Canyon Road, lost control of her… read more

$250,000: Careless Left Turn Leads to Collision With Tree, Facial Fractures

CASE DESCRIPTION: Plaintiff, Jessica D., was driving her 2004 Infiniti G35 eastbound on Alton Parkway, toward Armstrong Avenue in the City of Irvine. As Plaintiff approached the intersection of Alton Parkway and Armstrong Avenue, Defendant, Charles H., attempted to make a left hand turn from westbound Alton Parkway onto Armstrong Avenue without first checking for… read more

$15,000,000: Forty-Eight-Year-Old Father of Two Killed in Rear-End Accident Involving Cal Fire Truck

CASE DESCRIPTION: On Aug. 1, 2012, Defendant CalFire Chief Timothy M., who was driving a state vehicle within the course and scope of his employment, was heading east on I-210 in Highland when he changed lanes as traffic slowed. He rear-ended the car driven by Gregory K. at 70 miles per hour (mph), pinning the… read more