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Kalamazoo Personal Injury & Car Accident Attorney

Getting into a motor vehicle accident can turn your life upside down, especially when the at-fault motorist and their insurance company refuse to pay your claim as your medical bills pile up.

Steve and Jared at Matz Injury Law are compassionate attorneys with decades of experience and millions of dollars in successful settlements and verdicts. Our team has helped thousands of Michigan personal injury victims, including those hurt in motor vehicle accidents, for many decades.

Call 866-226-6833 or complete our online contact form to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer at Matz Injury Law today.

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Can You Sue for a Car Accident in Kalamazoo?

Yes, you can sue the other driver after your Kalamazoo car accident. To secure compensation, it’s important to prove that the other driver was negligent. This means proving that they violated their duty of care to behave responsibly while operating their vehicle. It then means demonstrating that this violation of their duty of care led to the accident. Finally, we need to prove that you got hurt as a direct result of the accident.

Do I Need to Hire a Kalamazoo Car Accident Attorney for My Case?

No laws require you to hire a personal injury law firm. However, not having legal representation after a serious car accident can be a costly mistake. Insurance companies always seem compassionate at first, until their adjusters make you a low offer that won’t begin to cover your medical treatment, let alone your lost wages and pain and suffering. When you refuse or question, they’ll try anything to avoid paying you, and they have lawyers in their corner.

When you work with an attorney, you won’t have to interact with the insurance company. You can direct them to your auto accident lawyer and let us handle all communications regarding your personal injury claim.

We’ll work to build a strong personal injury case against the negligent driver and give you a high chance at securing significant fair compensation for injuries and property damage. We’ll stand by your side through negotiations, and while court usually isn’t necessary, we’ll fight for a verdict for you if we do have to go. Contact Matz Injury Law by calling our phone number at 866-226-6833 or using our online contact form and get your free case review today.

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Frequency of Car Accidents in Kalamazoo, Michigan?

Car accidents happen every day in Michigan, whether you’re in Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, or Kalamazoo County. According to data released by Michigan Traffic Crash Facts, the year 2022 saw massive numbers, with 1,123 deaths and 70,281 serious injuries resulting from 293,341 car crashes in total.

In Kalamazoo County alone, according to Michigan Traffic Crash Facts, Kalamazoo in 2022 saw 8,728 crashes, 31 of which were fatal, with 32 people killed, 1,407 of which involved serious injuries, and 1,844 people injured. Over 7,000 of these resulted in measurable property damage.

Most accidents involved drivers aged 25-34, followed by drivers aged 35-44. A total of 264 crashes involved drinking, and driving under the influence was a factor in 12 fatal accident cases.

What Are My Rights in a Kalamazoo Collision?

fire department workers inspecting a rear end car accident

You do have rights after a car crash in Kalamazoo. You may have heard that Michigan has no-fault laws in effect. This is true, but it doesn’t actually mean that every accident is nobody’s fault. All it means is that all drivers are required to carry no-fault insurance, and when you have an accident you have to report it to your insurance company instead of directly pursuing the negligent driver’s insurance company. This only applies to car crash incidents, not things like medical malpractice, dog bites, or other types of personal injury.

The idea is to allow you to more easily start your personal injury claim and get your medical expenses covered right away. Unfortunately, the law isn’t perfect, and insurance adjusters still look for reasons not to pay your claim. That’s why it’s important to have a personal injury lawyer on your side. We will fight to get your insurance company to pay your claim.

You may be able to collect a wide range of economic damages from your car accident. These include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Property damage
  • Funeral and burial expenses if you lose a loved one in a wrongful death case

You may also be able to get compensation for pain and suffering. This is also referred to as “non-economic damages.” It includes things like:

  • Mood swings
  • PTSD
  • Depression
  • Loss of consortium, comfort, and companionship
  • Physical pain and suffering

It’s difficult to put a value on these “invisible injuries,” but Matz Injury Law has formulae that can be applied to calculate a value. First, however, we need to discuss your case. Call us at 866-226-6833 or fill out our online form to talk today.

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Why Clients Partner With Matz Injury Law

Clients turn to Matz Injury Law because they know we’ll go the extra mile for them. When you work with us, you can rest assured you’ll speak with either Steven Matz or Jared Matz, unlike other law firms where you might never speak directly with their attorneys. We offer personalized service to each and every case we represent.

Matz has been championing for injury victims since 1977. Since that time, Matz Injury Law has won millions for clients, including a $3 million settlement that at the time was the largest in Michigan history. Steven has been listed as one of Michigan’s Super Lawyers and takes great pride in his success representing victims in car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, and other types of collisions.

Testimonials

“I reached out to Steve after my car accident and even without paying him he was there for me. Offered me advice and told me everything I needed to know about what my insurance company owed me. He cares about people and it shows!” — Kyanna W.

“I worked with Steve and his staff for almost 3 years. Every interaction I had with him or the staff was great.  Always happy, very personable, and always pleasant to speak with. Steve goes above and beyond for his clients and for this I am very grateful to have worked with him. If ever in need again, he will be who I contact to represent me.” — Jessica D.

“For anyone looking for an attorney please look no further than Matz Injury Law!! Not only was Jared professional, he helped me beyond what I could have asked for. I’m so thankful for you all!!! To say I’m appreciative and grateful is an understatement. There’s no need to look for any other attorneys for you auto accidents!! They are so wonderful!!! Highly recommended 10/10!!!!!” — Tessa C.

Frequent Answered Questions

How Long Do You Have to Sue After a Car Accident in the State of Michigan?

All states have a concept called a statute of limitations. This means you only have a certain window of time to file your lawsuit. In our state, it’s three years from the date of the accident, or three years after death, in the case of a wrongful death suit. It’s vital to file your suit within this time window, or you could lose your rights to compensation.

Related article: Deadlines For Filing Car Accident Lawsuits in Michigan

How Much Does a Kalamazoo Car Accident Lawyer Cost?

There’s no set amount for the cost of a lawyer. Most Michigan car accident workers use a contingency fee, taking a percentage cut of a settlement, as payment for their services. However, Matz Injury Law does provide a free case review when you contact us. If you work with us, we charge no fee if we lose your case. If we win, we take only 22%, rather than the traditional 33% fee. That’s why our slogan is “22, not 33.” With our low fee, you can certainly afford a car accident attorney in Kalamazoo.

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At What Point Should I Call a Kalamazoo, Michigan Car Accident Lawyer?

The first step after an accident is to call 911 and get medical attention for everyone. Then, document the accident as much as you can. Take notes and photos, file a police report, and get witness contact information. Then, before you do anything else, call Matz Injury Law at 866-226-6833 and let us represent you to the insurance company. It might be the most important call you make.

Which Intersections in Kalamazoo are the Most Dangerous?

In Kalamazoo, there are several roads where dangerous crashes tend to occur. Here are a few notable areas.

  • Sprinkle Road and Cork Street roundabout, Kalamazoo
  • Drake Road at West Main Street, Kalamazoo
  • Drake Road at West K L Avenue, Kalamazoo
  • Howard Street at Stadium Drive, Kalamazoo
  • Park Street at West Kalamazoo Avenue, Kalamazoo
  • Drake Road at Stadium Drive, Kalamazoo
  • Gull Road at South Riverview Drive, Kalamazoo

Related article: Where Do Most Michigan Car Accidents Happen?

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