Coulter Boeschen

Coulter Boeschen is an attorney and legal author practicing in the San Francisco Bay Area. He specializes in complex legal research and writing, as well as publishing legal material that explains the law to attorneys and the general public. He has contributed more than two dozen chapters to a wide array of legal treatises and practice guides, a number of which are cited as secondary sources in official California jury instructions. He provides expert legal commentary for LexisNexis on California’s Unfair Competition Law and continuously revises and updates several flagship Matthew Bender/Lexis legal publications, such as the New Appleman Insurance Practice Guide. At last count, he had written close to eighty articles aimed at explaining the law to non-attorneys. Coulter received his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School in 2003. He can be reached at boeschen “at” for legal work and project inquiries.

When he isn’t practicing law or writing about it, Coulter enjoys exploring the Bay Area and beyond with his wife and son.

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Articles By Coulter Boeschen

Settlement Value of a Broken Bone Claim
A look at the factors that determine the settlement value of a broken bone insurance claim or lawsuit.
Types of "Intentional Tort" Personal Injury Cases
Most injury-related civil cases arise from accidents, but intentional torts result when one person purposefully harms another.
Civil Injury Cases vs. Criminal Cases After an Assault
After an assault, a criminal case can be brought by the government, and a personal injury (civil) case may be brought by the victim.
The Victim's Right To Civil Damages for Assault
The criminal case for assault punishes the perpetrator, but a separate case can be made by the victim for civil damages.
Can a Doctor Be Sued for Wrongful Death of a Patient?
If a patient dies as a result of negligent medical treatment, can the doctor be sued? Who can initiate the lawsuit?
Steps in a Personal Injury Lawsuit
Here's how a typical personal injury case progresses once the court is involved.
Settlement Value of a Knee Injury Claim
Factors that influence knee injury claim value, and examples of verdicts and settlements in these kinds of personal injury cases.
Hit and Run Consequences: Potential Compensation After a Hit and Run Accident
Hit and run accidents present a few unique legal issues -- including significant civil and criminal consequences for the runner, and complications for victims seeking compensation.
Responding to the First Personal Injury Settlement Offer
Strategies to consider after you've received an initial response to your injury claim.
How is a Pedestrian Hit by a Car Compensated for Injuries?
Find out who pays the medical bills and damages when a pedestrian is injured in a car accident and what your compensation options are.