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Michigan passenger injury lawyers.

We know the best course of action after an accident.

Myth: “If I file a claim, it will increase the insurance premiums of my relative or friend.”

At Matz and Pietsch, we often hear this from those who’ve suffered injuries in an accident in which they were a passenger in a vehicle driven by a family member or friend. However, an insurance claim is best resolved by an attorney and an insurance company.

Insurance exists to provide compensation when you have suffered a loss. Michigan’s “no-fault” system provides for wage loss, medical, and other benefits. You automatically qualify for the benefits if you are covered by a valid Michigan policy.

If you have been injured in an accident in the vehicle of a family member or friend, you have a valid insurance claim. Matz and Pietsch can handle all aspects of your claim. Full and fair compensation will be sought from all possible sources without harming your family relations or friendship.

  • $950,000 settlement on behalf of the mother of a young boy who died while a passenger in a one-vehicle crash.
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  • $750,000 to the family of a passenger killed in a collision on an icy road in Kalkaska County.
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  • $400,000 settlement for a passenger killed when a driver ran a red light and collided with another vehicle.
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Focused on your future.

When you meet with us in your home or our office, we'll listen to you and your concerns, explain the legal process and the issues in your case, and show you what can be done to help you get medical care and compensation.

Getting you medical care is our number one priority. If you don't have a doctor, we can help make sure you find the right doctor and receive the care and treatment you need without being burdened by insurance company delays or restrictions on your doctors.

We'll also identify all possible sources of compensation. This could include Michigan no-fault, uninsured/underinsured coverage, workers' compensation, liability insurance of the other driver, the insurance covering the owner of the at-fault vehicle, and policies covering you, your family members, and others.

We'll handle all aspects of your case. Our firm will communicate directly with insurance companies, adjusters, your benefits and medical bills, your property damage claim, and others. This will give you the time to focus on getting better.

We seek full compensation. Matz and Pietsch will work tirelessly to help you get full compensation for all your losses, including medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

We won't leave money on the table. We'll try to resolve your case for the maximum value of your claim. During the legal process, we'll provide constant updates, keep you informed of important developments and provide supportive counsel at the right time.

Free consultation with a lawyer.

For a free consultation about your case, contact Matz and Pietsch.





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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.