Steve Matz and his team have been practicing law in Michigan for decades. They’ve logged hundreds of thousands of miles traveling to virtually every county in Michigan’s lower and upper peninsulas, meeting with clients, and doing the work necessary to earn significant settlements on their clients’ behalf.
Getting injured in a car crash that was someone else’s fault is a nerve-wracking experience. As you watch your medical bills rise, it gets even worse. The insurance company does everything it can do to get out of paying your claim and you don’t know where to turn for help. Having an auto accident attorney in your corner means you can stand up to the insurance providers and fight to get your insurance claim paid. If you need a personal injury law firm in your corner, contact Matz Injury Law and find out what we can do to help.
Steve and Jared Matz are MI personal injury lawyers with decades of combined experience in auto accident practice areas. They know how to get compensation for serious injuries. Steve is a designated Super Lawyer for his excellence in securing positive verdicts and settlements. Our law firm has traveled thousands of miles across the state as far as Detroit, Grand Rapids, Delta County, Marquette, and of course Escanaba. We have won millions for our clients, and we’re ready to hear your story.
Motor vehicle accidents happen all too often in Escanaba, some fatal. According to city-data.com, the city saw 7 fatal car accidents and 2 fatalities among 4 vehicles in 2017. The numbers across Michigan range in the hundreds of thousands, with some of the most common causes being speeding, distracted driving, and DUI.
You’re not legally required to have a law office in your corner after a car accident, but it’s always a good idea. After a motorcycle accident, truck accident, or any motor vehicle accident, the insurance company will go to great lengths to avoid paying your insurance claim.
Having personal injury attorneys on your side can make all the difference. Matz Injury Law will provide legal advice and guidance, and will fight for your rights. We’ll remind the insurance company and negligent driver that you’re the victim and you deserve to be paid.
Michigan is a no-fault state for motor vehicle accidents. This applies only to motor vehicles, not other types of personal injury law like workers’ compensation or medical malpractice, or areas like real estate, estate planning, family law, or any other practice area.
No-fault may seem abstract or ambiguous, but in the end it just means that you send your insurance claim to your provider instead of the other motorist’s provider. In a perfect world, this would give you the benefit of getting your settlement right away.
Unfortunately, even your own insurance company is not your friend. They’re a for-profit company and they do not make a profit when they’re paying out claims. That’s why it’s so important to have the auto accident attorneys from Matz Injury Law on your side. We can fight to get the insurance company to pay your claim and get you the fair compensation to which you’re entitled under the law.
Yes, you can sue the at-fault driver for their negligence, which is legal terminology stating that we need to demonstrate 3 things. First, we have to show the defendant violated a duty of care to operate safely and responsibly. Second, we must show that this violation caused the accident. Finally, we have to prove that you were injured in the accident.
You can recover many types of damages from your case, such as:
Pain and suffering is a blanket term for invisible, non-economic injuries. These include things like:
This can be difficult to apply a quantitative value to, but your Matz Injury Law attorney can help you to put a fair number on these invisible damages, and fight for your right to get paid.
Every state has a statute of limitations, a window of time during which you must file a lawsuit. In Michigan, this window is three years from the accident or three years from the date of death in cases of wrongful death. Filing earlier is better for getting the compensation you deserve.
At Matz Injury Law, our attorneys work on a contingency fee. That means your consultation with us is free and there’s no fee at all if we don’t get you compensation. If we do win your case, our fee is 22%, as opposed to the typical 33% that other law firms charge. You can absolutely afford to give us a call for help.
Immediately after the accident, you should seek medical attention for everyone by calling 911. Next, document the scene. Take notes and pictures, get witness information, and the like. As soon as you can, however, call 1-866-22Not33 and talk to a Matz Injury Law auto accident attorney serving Escanaba victims. It could be the most important call you make.
Steve and Jared at Matz Injury Law are caring, compassionate, and experienced personal injury lawyers serving car crash victims in Escanaba and across the state. With decades of experience in our corner and millions of dollars in awards, judgments, and settlements, we have the knowledge to fight for your case. Call us at 1-866-22Not33 or fill out our easy online form to get a free consultation today.
$360,000 settlement on behalf of a 28 year-old dairy worker who suffered a separated shoulder.
$400,000 for a vacationing motorist whose SUV was struck by a pickup truck that crossed the center line on an icy northern Michigan road.
$600,000 settlement for a mild closed head injury victim.
$170,000 settlement for a construction worker who suffered a shoulder injury when struck by a driver on an icy road in Clare County.
$200,000 settlement on behalf of a young woman who suffered leg and foot fractures after an automobile/pedestrian collision.
$200,000 settlement in a rural county for a 4 year-old who died as a result of a truck/pedestrian collision.
$350,000 to a woman who suffered a broken arm when her vehicle was struck by a semi.
$825,000 settlement on behalf of a 25 year-old man in a rural county with a peroneal nerve injury as a consequence of an automobile/truck collision.
$290,000 for a 70 year-old woman whose car was broadsided by a driver who claimed he had the green light at an intersection.
$200,000 (policy limit) settlement for the wrongful death of a recent immigrant.