Personal Injury

Personal Injury Cases We Handle

At Bostwick & Peterson, LLP, we handle some of the most severe, life-altering personal injury cases out there. This includes everything from shoulder dystocia resulting in brain injury at birth to failure to diagnose cancer. When your future is on the line, trust a firm that has recovered more than $1 billion in verdicts and settlements for personal injury victims and their families.

  • Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Auto/Truck Accident Record-Setting Result $21,000,000

    Largest California non-punitive verdict for a single individual (San Francisco County, Zivic v. Winterland).

  • Personal Injury, Product Liability, Brain Injury $7,760,000

    This was the largest product liability settlement for an ambulatory brain-injured child in California at that time.

  • Personal Injury, Legal Malpractice, Spinal Cord Injury Record-Setting Result $6,400,000

    San Francisco record legal malpractice verdict for failure to identify medical malpractice case for 32-year-old C-6 quadriplegic

  • Legal Malpractice, Auto Accident, Product Liability, Personal Injury $6,000,000

    Failure to advise the risks of rejecting an offer of settlement before a defense verdict in trial resulted in a settlement for the amount the plaintiff’s would have received had they settled. This case involved an auto accident explosion.

  • Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Motorcycle Accident Record-Setting Result $5,000,000

    Record settlement for the death of a 14-year-old child.

  • Personal Injury, Product Liability $5,000,000

    Product liability settlement for a swimming pool malfunction.

  • Personal Injury, Product Liability $4,000,000

    Settlement for intestinal injury to a child caught in defectively designed wading pool vacuum system.

  • Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Premises Liability $2,750,000

    Settlement for a woman who was tragically killed when the external staircase leading to her apartment collapsed.

  • Personal Injury, Brain Injury $2,000,000

    Case against child protective services for the brain injury to three-year-old attacked by foster mother after several previous episodes went unheeded by county personnel.

  • Personal Injury, Product Liability, Brain Injury $1,100,000

    Full policy limits of homeowner insurance for the brain injury of a two-year-old who fell in a pool that was not adequately fenced.



  • Inner Circle of Advocates
    Inner Circle of Advocates

    Invitation-only organization of the top 100 plaintiff trial lawyers in the U.S.

  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
    International Academy of Trial Lawyers

    Former President of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, limited to the top 500 trial lawyers in the U.S.

  • Super Lawyers 2020
    Super Lawyers 2020

    James S. Bostwick and Erik L. Peterson have been named top-rated medical malpractice attorneys in Northern California.

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
    American Board of Trial Advocates

    Invitation-only group of the nation’s top civil lawyers and judges.

  • American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys
    American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys

    James Bostwick is a nationally certified medical malpractice specialist and founding member.

  • The Best Lawyers in America
    The Best Lawyers in America

    Recognized since its inception in 1983 by this peer-reviewed publication, comprised of the best legal talent in the world.

  • U.S. News Best Law Firms
    U.S. News Best Law Firms

    Recognized for professional excellence with impressive ratings from clients and peers.

  • The National Trial Lawyers
    The National Trial Lawyers

    James Bostwick & Erik Peterson are listed in the Top 100 Trial Lawyers.

  • Mutli-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
    Mutli-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

    An exclusive group limited to less than 1% of U.S. attorneys who have won multi-million dollar results.

  • Lawdragon

    James Bostwick inducted into the Hall of Fame and featured among the Top 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers in America.

  • Expertise - Best Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Riverside 2024
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  • James Bostwick Is A Nationally Certified Specialist By The American Board Of Professional Liability
  • Included In The List Of "Best Lawyers In America" By U.S. News - Best Lawyers® Since Its Inception In 1983
  • James Bostwick Received The Trial Lawyers "Presidential Award Of Merit"
  • Invite-Only Member Of The Inner Circle of Advocates, Limited To The Nation’s Top 100 Plaintiff Lawyers
  • Record-Setting Verdicts & Settlements In Four States, For Malpractice, Truck, And Auto Accidents
  • Best Lawyers® Trial Lawyer Of The Year In 2012
  • More Than $1 Billion In Settlements And Verdicts For Our Clients
  • Since January 2018, The Firm Has Twice Broken The California Record For Largest Medical Malpractice Settlements


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