Verdicts and Settlements

$150,000: Family of 3 Rear Ended by Freightliner Truck

CASE DESCRIPTION: On December 23, 2008 around 11:30 a.m., Charles R. was driving his 2007 Toyota Tacoma West on Bake Parkway in the city of Lake Forest, County of Orange, State of California, with his wife, Marly R. and their daughter Kelsey R., as passengers. The family was traveling westbound in the number two lane… read more

$790,549 Settlement for Woman Hit by High Speed Car

CASE DESCRIPTION: Janet was riding as a back seat passenger in a Toyota Corolla being driven by her friend. As the drive proceeded through a parking lot in La Habra, CA, Christopher J. failed to obey a stop sign and collided with the left side of Janet’s vehicle at a high rate of speed. Unfortunetly,… read more

$1,290,000: Railing Falls 14 Floors Striking Worker in Head

CASE DESCRIPTION: Darren M., a glazier foreman, was working on a seventh floor balcony of a new construction high rise building in downtown Los Angeles, when he was struck in the back of his helmeted head by a sixteen foot long 2×4. The impact rendered Darren unconscious for at least a minute. Investigation revealed that… read more

$130,000: 3 Year Old Girl Suffers Traumatic Dog Bite to Face

CASE DESCRIPTION: On January 11, 2010 at approximately 5:45 p.m. Gerardo G. and Elizabeth E. (parents of claimant, Elizabeth G., a minor) observed defendant, Tim V., approaching down the street with his dog, Cisco (a shepherd mix). Gerardo and Elizabeth were standing near the end of their driveway with their 3 year-old daughter, Claimant, Elizabeth… read more

$500,000: Boating Collision Causes Serious Injuries

CASE DESCRIPTION: Around July 18, 2009, at approximately 1:15 a.m. Rel V. was a passenger in a 1996 Novurania/Yacht Tender Dinghy owned and operated by Brad S. around Moonstone Cove, on Catalina Island. Suddenly the vessel struck a 1983 43’ Hen/Ketch vessel at anchor located within Moonstone Cove. The force of impact caused Rel to… read more

$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

$1,250,000: Father of Two Killed When Defendant Drove Them Both Home While Heavily Intoxicated

CASE DESCRIPTION: On the day of the collision, November 6, 2011, at approximately 5:00 p.m., David W. and Michael H. went to Angels Sports Bar in Corona in Michael H.’s vehicle. At approximately 8:00 p.m., the bar manager called a taxi for David W. so that he could travel home safely. However, Michael H. told… read more

Chatsworth Metrolink Collision Litigation

On July 14, 2011, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Peter D. Lichtman announced awards for all Plaintiffs from the $200 million dollar Chatsworth Metrolink Collision limited settlement fund. Aitken * Aitken * Cohn attorneys Wylie A. Aitken, Esq. and Michael A. Penn, Esq represented 3 wrongful death plaintiffs involved in the litigation and served as… read more

Aitken * Aitken * Cohn Assist In Victory for Orange County Residents in Fairgrounds Case.’State Backs Off,’State officials say

For the last two years the fate of the Orange County Fairgrounds has ultimately been in the hands of the court system.  Attorney’s Ashleigh Aitken and Wylie Aitken have assisted in battling to stop the sale of the Orange County Fairgrounds.   Aitken* Aitken * Cohn’s continuous work on this pro bono matter has been successful and… read more

$5,815,000: Nearly $6 Million for Elderly Bicyclist Struck by Semi-Tractor Trailer

CASE DESCRIPTION: On the morning of November 25, 2008 Plaintiff Jim M. went on his daily morning bike ride from his home. On this day, like many others, Jim put on his helmet, his reflective vest, and began riding his bicycle, which was equipped with reflectors. Jim had been on his bike for about an… read more