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Rear-End Accident

San Francisco Rear-End Accident Attorneys

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When a vehicle is struck in a rear-end collision, the unsuspecting occupants of the vehicle being hit are at great risk for severe injury because the impact is unexpected and the victim had no opportunity to brace or protect themselves. There are many potential causes of rear-end collisions such as a failure of the braking system in an improperly cared for vehicle or drunk driving, but the leading cause of these types of collisions is driver distraction.

If you or a family member has been injured in a rear-end accident, you need to contact a skilled and experienced personal injury lawyer right away. At Bostwick & Peterson, we will fight for maximum compensation for you. Our firm has the proven track record of success you need. We have collected over $1 billion for our clients and hold both state and national records for verdicts and settlements.

What should I do after being rear-ended?

In the aftermath of a car accident, insurance agents will quickly and aggressively attempt to settle your case for the least amount possible. Do not agree to a settlement or provide personal information or medical records without first contacting our firm. We have extensive experience handling large insurance companies and we do not accept low offers that don't reflect the real damages in the case.

We will aggressively protect your rights and best interests. Our knowledgeable firm will carefully evaluate your case and use our extensive resources, including medical experts, to vigorously pursue the best result attainable.

Were you injured in a collision?

The most frequently occurring injury in rear-end collision cases is whiplash and concussion. Being struck from behind causes a tremendous amount of force to be absorbed by your back and spine, which can lead to a spinal cord injury. Depending on the force of the impact, you may also be at risk of suffering catastrophic injuries. Unfortunately, in most cases, accident victims suffer financial hardship due to lost wages and medical bills.

An accident can change the rest of your life as many injuries require life-long medical care. Our firm has over 80 years of combined experience assisting families through the most stressful and agonizing periods of their lives. We may be able to assist you in seeking full compensation so you do not have to worry about mounting bills.

Focus your attention on recovery. Contact us today.


  • 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 2023
    Super Lawyers 2023

    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 2024
    Best Law Firms 2024

    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.

  • America's Top 100 Med Mal Litigators
    America's Top 100 Med Mal Litigators

    James Bostwick's exceptional talents have been recognized by America’s Top 100 Medical Malpractice Litigators®, where he remains among some of the most esteemed medical malpractice litigators throughout the country.


What Sets Bostwick & Peterson, LLP Apart?

  • More than $1 billion recovered for our clients
  • Since January 2018, the firm has twice broken the California record for the largest medical malpractice settlement
  • James Bostwick was named Trial Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers® 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"
  • James Bostwick is a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates, limited to the nation’s top 100 plaintiff lawyers
  • Record-setting verdicts and settlements in five states for medical malpractice and motor vehicle accidents
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