Several Areas of Focus
Our medical malpractice lawyers combine knowledge of medicine with legal skill to achieve outstanding results for clients who have suffered because of mistakes and carelessness by doctors, hospitals, and other medical providers.
A serious crash is a complex, life-altering event for most people. The crash victim is likely to need emergency medical treatment, perhaps including surgery, setting of broken bones and repair of internal injuries. One or both vehicles is likely to be totaled, perhaps resulting in many thousands of dollars of property loss.
The death of a loved one is traumatic. When such a death is caused by the needless actions and carelessness of others, the loss is overpowering. The untimely and unnecessary death of a loved one has taken from you their companionship, love, affection, comfort, protection, and support.
Our insurance lawyers have detailed knowledge of the insurance industry and the legal requirements binding insurance companies. We use this expertise to help people who have had their insurance claims wrongfully denied.
If you were injured or suffered a medical complication while being treated by a doctor, nurse or other medical professional at Kaiser, you have the right to bring a claim for the harm you have suffered. Our medical malpractice lawyers combine knowledge of medicine with legal skill to achieve outstanding results for clients who suffered because of mistakes and carelessness by doctors, hospitals, and other medical providers.
Many people who have had their claims denied give up, believing there is nothing they can do to fight the wealth and power of the insurance company. But the truth is, you are not powerless. The law provides many protections, and insurance companies can be made to pay large awards if they wrongfully deny a claim. Our lawyers have special skills and expertise in this complex area of the law. We represent people who have had their claims denied under home, life, health, and disability insurance policies, and we routinely win substantial settlements and awards for our clients.
There are few situations as difficult and trying for parents as the moment when they realize their child has been injured during the birthing process or subsequent neonatal care at the hospital. As the realization sets in that your child will face challenges others won’t, you need answers to some basic questions: What are “birth injuries?” What can be done for your baby?
As we go about our daily lives, we live with the awareness that disasters can occur — a house fire, a natural disaster, an ecological disaster or a medical emergency. We take precautions and buy insurance. But nothing can prepare us for the devastation that a catastrophic injury brings to an individual and a family. A catastrophic injury is life-altering and forever divides life into the times "before" and "after" the car accident, construction accident or surgical error.
Medical Malpractice Attorneys
"We know personal injury and medical malpractice law in depth"
Manypersonal injury lawyers claim to be "trial attorneys." In fact, most personal injury cases are settled out of court. However, well-qualified trial lawyers such as the attorneys of Teal Montgomery have significant, verifiable experience in the courtroom, have results to back up the title of "trial attorney," and are always prepared to take a case to trial if it is in a client's best interests to do so.
At Teal Montgomery, we know personal injury and medical malpractice law in depth. We understand injuries in detail. One of our attorneys is also a physician. Our law firm maintains relationships with top-notch experts whose opinions help us build strong cases on behalf of our clients who were injured or who lost loved ones in accidents.
Helping you recover financially
A serious or catastrophic injury is a major disruption in life. Many accident victims and their families struggle to cope with expenses and losses including the following when injury strikes:
Medical bills for emergency care, surgery, follow-up care, therapy and rehabilitation
Related expenses, such as travel to medical centers and doctors' offices
Pain and suffering
Our winning team includes a board certified physician who is an attorney.
As one of California's most respected personal injury and medical malpractice law firms, Teal Montgomery is dedicated to serving people who were injured through no fault of their own. The firm, established in 1975, enjoys a well-deserved reputation for the quality of its legal work, its trial skills and the aggressive representation it provides on behalf of its clients.
Strengthening our team of Sacramento and Santa Rosa personal injury attorneys is a physician who is also an attorney on our staff. This allows us to combine extensive medical knowledge with legal skills, allowing us to pursue exceptional results for our clients with confidence.
We're here to help
From our law offices in Santa Rosa and Sacramento, we welcome your inquiry and look forward to the opportunity to evaluate your California injury or death claim.
At Teal Montgomery, we have represented individuals in personal injury, wrongful death, insurance dispute and disability denial cases since 1975. We have extensive experience in medical malpractice and birth injuries, which are complex areas of the law. We are also very skilled in Kaiser arbitrations. Attorney Thomas Q. Winter is a licensed M.D., as well as a skilled personal injury attorney. Our legal team is prepared to help you cope with your injuries and find a way to get on with your life during this difficult time.
“Wow! What a pleasure it was to work with you and your clients today. Thank you so much for your hard work, preparation, and professionalism, which were all in evidence during the negotiations. I love the way you counseled your client, and you absolutely achieved the optimal outcome on her behalf. Yay!! And – thanks for doing med mal work. It is such a tough field and so few lawyers will touch it anymore. Hope to see you again!”Lynn D. (Retired Judge)
“Thank you for being the Captain of our ship, Steve! We needed your help, and you more than delivered. It seemed like each of our experts and every witness, etc., consistently did an amazing job, but you kept everyone on track. We are so thankful. Your work has changed our lives, and is bringing justice and accountability to Kaiser. You did good.”Ben F.
“Steve, Wow! I’m still in shock that we won. Ben and I will be forever grateful to you the rest of our lives! Thank you for believing in our case and changing our lives for the better. You truly are an amazing attorney and the captain of our ship!”Deanna F.
"I am grateful that you've been in my life and our paths have crossed. I honor the person that you are. I appreciate the integrity and sensitivity you carry in your work. Thank you for your intelligence and a truly outstanding job. I am grateful for your care and concern from the very beginning. It meant so much. M. and I will always think of you . . . with deepest gratitude."Love, B
“I am about to enter into the last chapter of my sister’s life...She would want me to let you know just how important you were to her. You took on the lawsuit and worked hard to take care of her legal needs. But more importantly, you took care of her as a person. You were always so kind to her. You brought the legal jargon down to a level in which she and I could understand it. Lawyers are not always honest. You are. Thank you for taking such good care of my little sister.”Cheryl A.
“I appreciate all your diligence, expert knowledge and patience, and especially your willingness to listen. Thanks for all you’ve done for me this year.”Peijean T.
“I want to express my gratitude for your thoughtfulness and consideration during the past three years...You and your staff have been very kind and have treated me with upmost respect. I would not hesitate recommending your services to anyone.”Chris H.
“An incredibly wonderful staff!”Cathy W.
“Thank you so much for believing in this case from the beginning. If not for you there wouldn’t have been a case.”Cheryl R.
“I am deeply grateful for your hard work, support, and belief in me.”Sandy F.
“On April 27 I celebrated five years of healing from the injuries of the accident. While I am still ‘in process,’ it’s uphill at least. Thank you so much for patiently persisting all this time. You and the rest of your staff are surely angels. Thank you from the bottom of my heart."Diana F.
Santa Rosa Office
50 Old Courthouse Square, Suite 200
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
641 Fulton Avenue