Verdicts and Settlements

$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

$100,000: Barbeque Explosion Causes Second Degree Burns On Father’s Day

CASE DESCRIPTION: On the weekend of June 15, 2008, Plaintiff John M. along with his wife Tracey M., three sons and brother were guests at Defendant Everett B.’s mobile home in Big River, California.  They were staying there to attend John’s step-mother’s funeral the next day.  Since it was Father’s Day, John decided to barbeque hot dogs… read more

Aitken * Aitken * Cohn Assist In Victory for Orange County Residents in Fairgrounds Case. ‘This Sale Cannot Go Forward,’ Court says

Pro Bono cases matter. Never was that more clear than when Wylie and Ashleigh Aitken helped secure a victory in the long-fought case concerning the future of the Orange County Fairgrounds. ORANGE COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS: PROFITS OVER THE PUBLIC? On June 7, 2011, a California Court of Appeals held that the sale of the Orange County… 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

Confidential Settlement Secured for Electrocution Deaths of Three Family Members From Downed Power Line

CASE DESCRIPTION: This is an action for wrongful death arising out of the fatal electrocution of Steven V. and Sharon V. from a live, downed power line on January 14, 2011, which occurred at 5465 Acacia Avenue in San Bernardino, California. Steven V. and Sharon V., along with their twenty-one year old son Jonathan C.,… 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

$550,000: Master Mechanic Suffers Severe Hand Injuries While Examining Bus Engine

CASE DESCRIPTION: Plaintiff Candelario R. brought a personal injury lawsuit against Defendant Doe, Inc. after sustaining a severe injury to his right hand and forearm due to the negligent actions of Defendant Doe, Inc. Furthermore, Maria R. brought a claim for Loss of Consortium as a result of her husband’s injury. RESULT: $550,000 Paid to… read more

$2,000,000: Negligence at Nail Salon Leads to Burn Injury Settlement

CASE DESCRIPTION: On January 6, 2009 Josie G. went to get a pedicure at a nail salon in Orange.  A customer of the salon for five years, Josie G. regularly visited the salon for pedicures.   Her pedicurist that day was one she used on a number of occasions.  Josie G. was diabetic and the pedicurist… read more

$1,350,000: Parents Collect Insurance Policy Limits for the Death of Their Son as the Results of a Single Vehicle Auto Accident

CASE DESCRIPTION: Parents, Cary and Emily R. of the deceased, Plaintiff Zachary R., filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Defendants James M., Mark M. and Mark L. for the tragic loss of their only son. The defendants Mark M. and Mark L. were partaking in a speed contest on Live Oak Canyon Road that resulted… 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