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Passionate Advocates for Your Rights

$21 million

We obtained a record verdict for a mild traumatic brain injury.

We represented a 56-year-old woman who sustained a mild traumatic brain injury when her car was struck from behind by a truck at a stop light. The driver of the truck claimed that his brakes failed. She had no fractures, but she was admitted to the hospital for an emergency craniotomy to evacuate a large subdural hematoma. Several months later she had residual cognitive deficits including memory, concentration and the ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously. She attempted to return to work eight months after the accident as an executive search recruiter, however she was unable to perform certain aspects of her job. The defense contended that she had a high IQ, was articulate and therefore should be able to work. We convinced the jury that she was not able to return to her previous employment and there was not a brake failure. The defendant offered $3,500,000 in settlement before trial, which was rejected. The San Francisco jury awarded $19,631,000. The judgment was entered for this amount plus past interest and costs for a total of $21,000,000. Our investigation indicates that this was the largest net compensatory (non punitive) award of its type for an individual in California state history.

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Backed by Record-Setting Results

We've Recovered Over $750 Million for Our Clients
  • $21,000,000 Auto/Truck Accident
  • $11,000,000 Neonatal Injury
  • $10,680,000 Birth Injury
  • $10,000,000 Birth Injury
  • $9,960,000 Medical Malpractice
  • $8,900,000 Labor and Delivery Injury
  • $8,000,000 Neonatal/Birth Injury
  • $8,000,000 Neonatal/Birth Injury
  • $8,000,000 Neonatal Injury
  • $8,000,000 Medical Malpractice

What Sets Bostwick & Peterson, LLP Apart?

  • Over $750 Million Recovered for Our Clients

  • Record-Setting Birth Injury Verdicts & Settlements in Four States

  • We Have Received the Trial Lawyers "Presidential Award of Merit"

  • We Have Been Included in the List of "Best Lawyers in America" by U.S. News - Best Lawyers®

  • Attorney James Bostwick Is a Certified Specialist by the American Board of Professional Liability

  • We Are Members of the Inner Circle of Advocates, Which Is the Nation’s Top 100 Plaintiff Lawyers