When a careless or reckless motorist causes a serious auto accident in which you suffer serious personal injury, everything changes in an instant. It’s frustrating, terrifying, and nerve-wracking. It’s a betrayal and you’re justifiably angry. You cannot work so you are not making money to pay the rising medical bills. You can’t even enjoy life anymore and you’re suffering from daily pain. It’s damaging your relationships with your loved ones. Even worse, the insurance companies are offering you lowball payouts that don’t touch your medical expenses, let alone your other costs.
When it seems like the insurance company and other driver are doing everything they can to avoid paying you, there is hope. A Flint car accident lawyer can stand up to the insurance adjusters, represent your rights in your accident case, and fight to get you the fair compensation you deserve under the law. With decades of experience representing Flint accident victims, we’re ready to listen to you. If you’re in Flint, Michigan and you need help in your accident case, Call Matz Injury Law for a free consultation today.
Steve and Jared Matz are established and experienced personal injury attorneys serving Flint, Michigan whose practice areas focus on victims of automobile accidents. Steve graduated with his juris doctorate in 1977 and has been standing up for the rights of victims for decades. He has been named a Michigan Super Lawyer for his outstanding ethics and success. That success equates to millions of dollars won in verdicts and settlements, including a massive $3 million auto accident case.
Steve and Jared have put in thousands of miles for clients traveling all over the state including places like Kalamazoo, Genesee County, Lansing, Grand Blanc, Lapeer, Saginaw, and those here in Flint. Our Southfield law offices have protected the rights of many Flint personal injury victims throughout the years.
We know Michigan law, and we know how to fight to get you compensation in your personal injury claim. We treat everyone who comes through our doors like family. To learn how we can help you, call 866-226-6833 or use our easy online contact form and get your free case consultation today.
Car accidents happen every day in Flint. Our city, in fact, sees thousands of accidents over the course of a single year. According to city-data.com, the year 2019 saw 24 fatal accidents involving 36 vehicles. Twenty-five total people lost their lives in these accidents, and 6 involved pedestrians. Eight of these accidents involved drunk drivers. That’s a staggering number, and it was up significantly from 2018. In fact, Flint is among Michigan’s top cities for car crashes every year.
Across the state in 2020, Michigan saw over 245,000 crashes. 1,010 of these involved fatalities and 44,417 involved serious injuries. Over 200,000 of them involved property damage at a measurable level. The incident of fatal crashes is up by 12% though total crashes and personal injury crashes are down from the prior year. Of the 1,010 fatal crashes, 1,083 people lost their lives. 315 of these motor vehicle accidents occurred at intersections.
To put these numbers in another light, one out of every 9,203 people is killed in collisions, and one out of every 163 suffers a personal injury. These are stunningly high numbers. In the end, even if you’re doing everything right, you could be involved in a car accident at any time, and it’s important to have the right car injury lawyers in your corner
While there is no legal requirement for you to have personal injury attorneys in your corner to represent you in your accident case, it’s always a good idea. After all, insurance companies have lawyers in their corner and they’re willing to go to great lengths to avoid a payout. Having someone in your corner to stand up for you can even the playing field and give you the best chance at significant compensation.
Personal injury cases can get complex, and whether it’s motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, or any type of motor vehicle accident, the right lawyer from Matz Injury Law can provide legal advice and work to put together an iron-clad case to cover your injuries and the harm you’ve suffered, both economic and non-economic, from lost wages and medical care to pain and suffering. We can help you avoid mistakes and work tirelessly towards getting you the compensation you deserve.
Michigan is considered a no-fault state when it comes to car accidents. This does not mean that you have no rights. It just means that all drivers in Michigan have to carry special insurance that offers no-fault benefits. The idea is that when you are in an accident you report to your insurance company instead of going directly after the at-fault driver’s.
This theoretically allows you to start collecting right away to cover your medical costs, lost wages, and the like. It should be a benefit to you, allowing your insurance to help you while you pursue compensation from the negligent driver. It’s worth noting that this only applies to car accidents, and not other types of personal injury cases like product liability or medical malpractice.
It’s unfortunate, but the law doesn’t always work the way it should, and insurance companies still look for ways to avoid paying your claim. That’s where the Flint personal injury attorneys at Matz Injury Law come into the picture. If your insurance company has denied your claim, contact us at 866-226-6833 or through our online form to get a free case review today.
If you have suffered a significant personal injury after a car accident in Flint, you have rights and you can absolutely sue the at-fault driver for the harm you’ve suffered. After you report the accident to your insurance company, we can take over contact with them and work to negotiate your case. We will first gather evidence, looking at anything you have from the accident scene, reviewing police reports and witness testimony, and examining your medical records. We’ll put together a solid case, then seek compensation from the negligent driver through a lawsuit.
Usually, this involves negotiation and court appearances aren’t necessary. Sometimes, however, negotiations don’t work and we do have to go to court. If that happens, we’ll still be right by your side, fighting every step of the way.
You can be eligible to recover many types of damages from your accident. These are split into economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are those that are easy to assign a value, such as:
Non-economic damages are also sometimes called “pain and suffering.” They can be very hard to put a dollar value on, but include such things as:
Some injuries like a traumatic brain injury can present largely as these non-economic “invisible” injuries. Your injury, though invisible, still matters. Your injury lawyer at Matz Injury Law has methods to value these damages and can help you to figure out what your case is worth after a detailed case review.
One of the biggest mistakes many accident victims make is waiting too long to file a lawsuit. Michigan, just like every other state, has a statute of limitations surrounding these accident cases. A statute of limitations means that you have to file your lawsuit within a certain timeframe, or you could lose your rights to compensation.
In Michigan, the statute of limitations for personal injury is three years. That means if you get hurt in a car accident you have to file your lawsuit within three years of the accident. Wrongful death cases are a little different. In these cases, if you lose a loved one you have three years from the date of death to file your lawsuit.
This is why it’s always best to contact an attorney early. The sooner you file, the better off you will be in the long run. If you do fail to file on time, you may still have options. There are certain exceptions we may be able to use. First, however, you need to contact Matz Injury Law to speak with an experienced car accident lawyer about your case.
Another question people often ask is, “Can I afford a car accident lawyer to represent me?” The truth is that yes, almost anyone can afford an experienced car accident attorney in Flint, Michigan. As to what it costs, there is no flat fee involved. When you call a qualified personal injury attorney to discuss your case, there should be no up-front fee. If there is, that could be a red flag.
Matz Injury Law charges you nothing for your initial consultation. After that, if you decide to work with us, you don’t pay a dime if we don’t win fair compensation for you. If we do win, we take 22% of the award. That’s 11% less than most law offices, which charge a standard 33% fee. At Matz Injury Law, our slogan states “22, not 33.” We make stellar legal representation affordable.
Calling a car accident lawyer serving Flint might be the most important call you make. At the scene, first call 911 and make sure everyone gets medical attention. Next, document the scene. Take notes, draw diagrams, take pictures, and get the contact information of any witnesses. The more detail the better.
Steve and Jared at Matz Injury Law are compassionate and caring personal injury lawyers with many decades of combined experience representing personal injury victims in Flint, MI. We have won millions in judgments, settlements, and verdicts over the years and are ready to fight for fair compensation in your case. From Southfield to Flint, and across the state of Michigan, we are ready to fight. Don’t try to do it alone when you have allies ready to stand up to insurance companies. Call our law firm at 866-226-6833 or use our online contact form to get your free consultation and case evaluation today.
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.
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.