Michigan drunk driving
Through years of experience, we know just what to do.
Accident claims involving drunk drivers are complex. To ensure that your interests are protected, you need representation by an experienced attorney.
At Matz and Pietsch, we’ve successfully handled many drunk driving accident cases over more than three decades. If you been injured or a loved one has died at the hands of a drunk driver, please contact Matz and Pietsch for a free consultation today.
Steve Matz obtained a settlement against a drunk driver in Calhoun County for $1.74 million.
- $1.74 million settlement against a 19 year-old driver and the fraternity where he was drinking immediately prior to a head on collision that killed another driver.
- $316,000 wrongful death settlement on behalf of a family against a corrections officer and the bar where she was drinking.
- $170,000 settlement on behalf of the estate of a 20 year-old man who was killed as a result of a drunk driving collision.
A comprehensive legal effort.
The attorneys at Matz and Pietsch will investigate all aspects of the accident, obtain the police report of the OWI/DUI arrest, and follow the criminal case against the drunk driver.
We'll work closely with your doctor or other medical experts to understand the medical care required now and in the future. We will also make a full accounting of your economic and noneconomic losses for inclusion in your claim.
We'll seek compensation from every possible source including the liability coverage of the drunk driver and the bar or restaurant that served the driver alcohol.
Act quickly to protect your rights.
In Michigan, you have only 120 days from the date you hire an attorney to put the bar or liquor store on notice of a potential claim. You should act quickly to obtain representation by an attorney. Matz and Pietsch will work tirelessly to obtain the best possible result for you.
What does 22not33 mean, exactly?
Other law firms charge 33% of a net settlement amount. Our contingent fee is only 22%. (Remember, you are responsible to reimburse case costs spent by any attorney.) For example: A lawyer wins a $100,000 “net settlement” (deduction of costs spent by your attorney to prepare your case, taken “off the top” of your settlement total before the fee is calculated). If the attorney is charging a 33% fee, you would get about $67,000. If you were charged just 22% — which is our fee — you would receive about $78,000.