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Car Accident

San Francisco Car Accident Attorney

Millions Won for Auto Accident Victims in California

Involved in a car accident? You may be able to obtain financial compensation for your physical, emotional, and economic losses – all of which can quickly add up and place tremendous strain on you and your family.

With the potential for causing serious injuries, permanent disability, and death, auto accidents are serious matters for which responsible parties must be held accountable. Ensuring you have qualified legal representation as you seek justice and recompense for your losses can make all the difference.

At Bostwick & Peterson, LLP, our award-winning San Francisco trial lawyers have recovered more than $1 billion in compensation for the injured – including those who suffered harm and losses in a variety of motor vehicle collisions. We have the resources to fight for victims in need.

Contact our San Francisco car accident attorneys for a free case review at (888) 831-8448.

Why Work with a Lawyer?

The biggest mistake victims make after being injured in an auto accident is to believe they will be fairly compensated by the at-fault party's insurance company. This simply isn't true.

Insurance companies are in business to make money, and they do whatever they can to minimize claims and the sums they pay out to victims injured by their policyholders

By working with an experienced injury attorney, you can focus on recovering while a professional handles your claim. You can also improve your chances of being fully compensated. In fact, statistics show that on average, people who work with attorneys are paid 3.5x more in their personal injury cases than those without legal representation.

Why choose Bostwick & Peterson, LLP?

  • Our team has recovered over $1 billion in compensation for clients.
  • We have secured record-breaking verdicts and settlements.
  • Our lawyers have been The Best Lawyers in America© and Super Lawyers® Magazine.
  • We personally attend to our clients and offer individualized service.
  • We work cases on a conditional fee agreement; if we don't win, you don't pay.

Cases We Handle

Our San Francisco auto accident lawyers draw from decades of combined experience to help victims injured in all types of car accidents in the Bay Area.

We also focus on representing accident victims with catastrophic injuries - including brain injuries - and families who wish to pursue wrongful death lawsuits after losing loved ones in fatal traffic collisions.

Examples of the types of car accident cases we handle include:

Who Can I Hold Responsible for My Auto Accident?

Determining who can be held financially responsible for your vehicle accident is a case-specific task. At Bostwick & Peterson, we utilize extensive resources to investigate our clients’ accidents, identify how negligence played a role, and determine who we can pursue for damages.

We can speak to potential liability only when we personally evaluate a case. There are too many factors to address – from who and how many people were involved to available insurance coverage – to give any accurate answer without further inquiry. Still, there are examples of parties who can be named as defendants in auto accident claims. These include:

  • Motorists who violated traffic laws or were otherwise negligent.
  • Companies responsible for truck accidents and crashes involving other commercial vehicles.
  • An auto manufacturer or auto parts company responsible for a defective product.
  • Landowners who fail to address known hazards on their premises.
  • Government entities responsible for accidents involving city transit or other public vehicles.

Car Accident Damages: Fighting for the Maximum Recovery Possible

As a victim of a preventable accident, you may be able to recover compensation for your losses if you are able to prove that another’s negligence more likely than not caused your injuries.

In addition to gathering the evidence to support your claims, it is also very important to detail just how significantly you were impacted by your accident. Working with medical providers, financial experts, and other professionals helps us assess all physical, financial, and emotional losses our clients incurred as a result of their crashes – and allows us to help them seek the maximum financial recovery possible.

Examples of damages you may recover in a personal injury claim:

  • Lost wages / lost future earnings
  • Hospital and medical expenses
  • Compensation for future medical needs
  • Pain and suffering / emotional anguish
  • Property loss / property damage

Request a FREE Evaluation of Your Motor Vehicle Accident Case

Bostwick & Peterson leverages decades of collective experience to help our clients secure the compensation to which they are entitled. Our car accident lawyers proudly serve clients throughout San Francisco, the Bay Area, and beyond – and are standing by to respond immediately to your call for help.

During a FREE consultation, we can help you understand your legal rights, whether you may be entitled to financial compensation, and what we can do to help you through the personal injury claim process and toward a full recovery of your damages.

Call or contact us online to get started.


  • 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.

  • Best Law Firms 2021
    Best Law Firms 2021

    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.

  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates
    Multi-Million Dollar Advocates

    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.


What Sets Bostwick & Peterson, LLP Apart?

  • 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
  • Best Lawyers® Trial Lawyer Of The Year In 2012
  • 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
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