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

Nobody ever expects to end up in a car accident or a hospital bed. We just try to live our lives when suddenly they change in an instant.

One Redditor commented on the “car wreck changed my life” thread and said the following:

“Because of this wreck almost two years ago, my entire life has changed. I went from hunting and riding bikes and running to struggling to walking upstairs or standing for too long. I’m tired of living like this when I’m 22 years old and can’t do anything that I used to do.”

Choose Matz Injury Law to Handle Your Grand Rapids Car Accident Injury Claim

At Matz Injury Law, we understand that car accidents are life-changing. When you’re in a car accident that results in serious injuries, bodily disfigurement, or property damage to your vehicle, it’s a terrifying and confusing time.

The truth is that insurance companies look for reasons not to pay you fair compensation for the damages of your accident. That’s because they’re for-profit companies and don’t make money by paying out in injury cases. When the time comes to fight for the compensation you deserve, an experienced Grand Rapids car accident lawyer can be the answer to your problems. Matz Injury Law has decades of experience helping Michigan accident victims recover fair compensation, and we’re ready to help you.

Tenacious Local Car Accident Attorneys Serving Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Imagine a scenario where you break your arm in a car accident. In this scenario, you receive an $80,000 settlement:

  • Standard 33 1/3% fee: You would receive $53,333 (80,000 – (80,000 x .33)).
  • Matz Injury Law 22% fee: You would receive $62,400 (80,000 – (80,000 x .22)).

Here, the difference amounts to an additional $9,067 in your pocket. This financial advantage can significantly impact the time you spend healing before heading back to work.

We have won over $300 million in settlements and verdicts for our clients, and we pride ourselves on our success rate. But what we pride ourselves most on is becoming partners and friends with our clients as they go through this tumultuous time.

Were You Recently Injured in a Car Accident?
Win Compensation and KEEP MORE Money with Matz

Always remember, if you’ve been hurt in a motor vehicle accident, the law offices of Matz Injury Law are ready with legal advice, a free initial consultation, and representation. Call 866-226-6833 or complete our online contact form today to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer and get your free consultation.

Why Grand Rapids Clients Partner With Matz Injury Law

Matz Injury Law has decades of experience helping car accident victims in Grand Rapids and throughout Michigan. Our firm has worked hard to represent our fellow Michiganders in many areas of personal injury law and establish credibility as a reliable advocate for our clients. Some of our recent achievements include the following:

  • A $1.74 million settlement in Calhoun County in a wrongful death case that involved a drunk driver
  • A $1.3 million settlement for a mother and daughter in Monroe County who suffered serious injuries in a collision between a car and a truck
  • A $500,000 settlement for a 2-year-old girl who suffered severe injuries in an Ingham County car accident


“Steve Matz was there when I needed him. Nobody expects to be a victim of a car accident, but when I found myself in that situation, it was overwhelming. Steve made everything easy. Steve did not accept the insurance Company’s first offer. He held out and got me a better settlement. Steve is very kind and professional. I highly recommend Matz Injury Law.” — Sharon K.

“I highly recommend Mr. Matz’s services. He is very knowledgeable and professional and listens to his clients’ concerns. Definitely would use his services again.” — Dean S.

“Mr. Matz was great helping me after my auto accident. I had no idea what was going on or where to turn, but he led me in the correct direction and to the right kind of doctors I needed to treat my injuries. He was there to answer any questions, and he still is, even if it does not have to do with the case he represented me on. His son is very helpful and caring also!” — Judy W.

Car Accident Attorney Services in Grand Rapids

Matz Injury Law handles a variety of personal injury cases involving motor vehicle accidents, including:

Grand Rapids Car Accident Statistics: How Common Are They?

Michigan motor vehicle statistics

Michigan had 293,341 motor vehicle accidents statewide in 2022, according to the Michigan State Police. This marks a 4% increase from 2021. Other statistics showed slight decreases, but the numbers remain too high.

  • 51,066 crashes in 2022 resulted in injuries, a 1% decrease from the previous year.
  • 1,053 fatal crashes occurred in 2022 in Michigan, which was also a 1% decrease from 2021.

With a population of around 200,000, Grand Rapids is home to about 2% of the population of Michigan. According to, 15 fatal car accidents occurred in Grand Rapids in 2021. This is about 1.4% of the total number of fatal accidents in the state that year.

Related Article: Where Do Most Michigan Car Accidents Happen?

Am I Required to Hire a Grand Rapids Car Accident Lawyer for My Case?

While the law does not require that you seek the services of Grand Rapids car accident attorneys, an auto accident lawyer can help you fight for fair compensation for the injuries you’ve suffered. Attorneys don’t just know the law; they can provide the legal advice you need to avoid critical mistakes like failing to file on time or signing something you should not sign.

Insurance adjusters utilize various tactics to avoid payouts. They might even try to blame you for the accident when it isn’t your fault. The auto insurance company also has knowledgeable attorneys on its side. Having a Grand Rapids auto accident attorney in your corner, at the very least, balances the playing field and gives you a fair shot at successfully resolving your accident claim.

Matz Injury Law has fought for Michigan car accident victims for many decades. Do not go it alone and put yourself at a disadvantage. Fill out our easy online form with your contact information, or call 866-226-6833 to speak with one of our Grand Rapids car accident attorneys and get a free consultation today.

What Are My Rights in a Michigan Accident?

You have several important rights after a car accident in Michigan, including:

  • The right to recover damages from your insurance company’s personal injury protection coverage (PIP), regardless of who was at fault for the accident
  • The right to claim damages from the at-fault driver’s insurance or to file a lawsuit against the driver if you suffered significant injuries

Related Article: If I Have Medicare, Can I Opt Out of PIP Insurance?

What Damages Can I Recover in a Grand Rapids, Michigan Auto Accident?

In a no-fault claim, you may recover compensation for many of your actual losses. You may also be able to claim damages from an at-fault driver in some situations.

Economic damages
  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Costs associated with adjusting to your injuries, such as improving accessibility in your home
  • Funeral expenses in wrongful death cases
Non-economic damages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional anguish
  • PTSD
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of consortium

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We Take Care of Your Grand Rapids Auto Accident Claim

The car accident attorneys at Matz Injury Law have logged hundreds of thousands of miles traveling all over the state of Michigan to represent accident victims. Our clients have hailed from such diverse locations as Grandville, Kent County, Lansing, Marquette, and Saginaw, among other locales.
Steve and Jared Matz at Matz Injury Law are dedicated, tenacious, and compassionate attorneys with many decades of combined experience. Our law offices have recovered more than $300 million for our clients. We are ready to listen to you. Contact us online or call 866-226-6833 for your free consultation today.

Frequent Answered Questions

Where Can I Find a Free Car Accident Lawyer in Grand Rapids?

There are no upfront costs in an auto accident case at our law firm. Our personal injury lawyers charge a fee only if we recover damages for you, either in a settlement or an award.

Most law offices charge up to 33% of your settlement. Matz Injury Law is one of the lower-priced law firms around. We charge only 22%. That’s why our slogan is 22, Not 33!

When Should I Call a Grand Rapids, Michigan, Auto Accident Attorney?

You should call a Grand Rapids auto accident attorney once you have done as many of the following steps as you can:

  • Call 911.
  • Seek medical attention. You might have injuries that will not show symptoms until later, much like the Redditor in the tow truck accident.
  • Document as much of the accident scene as possible, such as by taking pictures.
  • Get contact info from witnesses at the scene.
  • Do not apologize for the accident or admit fault.
  • Call your insurance company to report the accident, but do not speak to an adjuster yet.
  • Consult with an auto accident attorney.
Can I Sue for Pain and Suffering in Grand Rapids?

Yes, you can sue for pain and suffering in Grand Rapids if your case meets the standard under Michigan law for a fault-based lawsuit. Damages for pain and suffering may compensate you for any PTSD, loss of relationships, loss of consortium, injuries, and loss of general comfort that impacts your daily life.

The tricky thing about pain and suffering is that it is subjective. Because of this, Grand Rapids car accident lawyers must come up with a way of valuing it, often using a multiplier of the special (economic) damages you have suffered, like your medical bills and lost wages.

Each attorney and insurance provider has a different way of valuing pain and suffering, and it is often a sticking point in negotiations. Know, however, that Matz Injury Law is here to fight for your right to compensation every step of the way.

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Can You Sue a Driver in Grand Rapids for an Accident?

Yes, you can sue a driver for an accident in Grand Rapids if you can show all three of the following:

  • The driver was negligent, meaning they breached their duty to drive safely or obey traffic laws.
  • The driver’s negligence caused your injuries.
  • Your injuries are serious enough that they have harmed your quality of life.

Michigan’s no-fault law allows you to recover compensation from your insurance company, no matter who was at fault for the accident. Because of this, the law only allows you to file a lawsuit against another driver in cases involving significant injuries or death.

The team at our law office will research all the available evidence, from police reports to eyewitness testimony, photographs, and more, and will put together a solid case. After that, we’ll negotiate with the insurance company, a process that requires extensive communication and can take some time. Usually, we do not have to go to court, but if going to court is necessary, we will still fight for you every step of the way.

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

You have three years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit in Grand Rapids. This deadline is known as the statute of limitations. You should begin any insurance claims process well before this deadline.

Related Article: How Long Does A Car Accident Settlement Take?

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Matz Injury Law
25800 Northwestern Hwy # 575
Southfield, MI 48075
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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.