Car Accidents
We only charge a 22% contingency fee of the final settlement. Other Michigan attorneys charge 331/3%.
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Escanaba Car Accident Lawyer

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.

Established Car Accident Attorneys Serving Escanaba, Michigan

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.

How Frequently Do Car Accidents Occur in Escanaba, Michigan?

Motor vehicle accidents happen all too often in Escanaba, some fatal. According to, 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.


Do I Really Need an Escanaba Car Accident Lawyer?

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.

What Are My Rights in an Accident?

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.

Can You Sue for a Car Accident in Escanaba?

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:

  • Medical bills and expenses
  • Property damage
  • Lost wages and potential future compensation
  • Pain and suffering
  • Cost of in-home help
  • Burial and funeral costs if it’s a wrongful death case

Pain and suffering is a blanket term for invisible, non-economic injuries. These include things like:

  • Mental anguish
  • Depression
  • Mood swings
  • PTSD
  • Loss of consortium, comfort, and companionship
  • Loss of pleasure in life
  • Actual pain and suffering you face from the injury

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.

How Long Do You Have to Sue After a Car Accident in Escanaba, Michigan?

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.

How Much Does an Escanaba Car Accident Lawyer Cost

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.

At What Point Should I Call an Escanaba Auto Accident Lawyer?

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 866-226-6833 and talk to a Matz Injury Law auto accident attorney serving Escanaba victims. It could be the most important call you make.

Let Matz Injury Law Get Your Compensation While You Get Better

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 866-226-6833 or fill out our easy online form to get a free consultation today.

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Matz Injury Law
25800 Northwestern Hwy # 575
Southfield, MI 48075
+1 (866) 226-6833
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Written By Steven Matz

Founding Shareholder

Steven J. Matz is a founding shareholder of Matz Injury Law. The firm’s concentration is on personal injury litigation, with an emphasis on traumatic brain injury.

The maximum contingency fee permitted by law is actually 331/3%. Michigan court rules require that the attorney fee be computed on the net sum recovered after deducting all disbursements properly chargeable to the enforcement of the claim.

What does 22not33 mean, exactly?

We can charge 22% while virtually all other injury attorneys charge 331/3% because we are very, very, good at obtaining results for our clients.

We do not spend millions of dollars on television ads; instead, we offer a lower fee to all our clients. We do not have dozens of lower paid associates handling our work. All our clients are represented by Steven and Jared Matz. Steven Matz started the firm in 1977 and since then has dedicated his life to representing injury victims. Jared joined the firm in 2016 but grew up listening to stories, discussing theories, and generally learning at the dinner table about how to effectively and compassionately represent injury victims. Jared Matz was literally born to represent individuals involved in motor vehicle crashes.

All of our cases are handled on a contingency fee and all our cases are handled at 22%. Whether the case settles or goes through trial, the fee does not change. While our competitors make excuses as to why they charge so much, we are obtaining results for our clients at a lower fee.

At a typical television advertising law firm, your first call will be handled by a receptionist, who may refer you to an intake person, who will discuss your claim with an intake manager, who then discusses your claim with an associate, who may then report to a partner. You may never speak with the person whose name is at the top of the letterhead. At Matz Injury Law you will always speak with either Steven Matz or Jared Matz.