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.
Injuries sustained in car accidents can be quite serious. They can cause severe pain, interfere with your quality of life, and cause financial devastation by keeping you out of work. Even if an injury does not seem too severe at first, without prompt medical care it can become much worse.
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in a motor vehicle accident in Marquette, Michigan, you are not alone. The car accident attorneys at Matz Injury Law have helped accident victims for decades. They provide compassion while fighting to obtain the compensation you deserve and need. Reach us through our contact page or call 1-866-22Not33 today.
Automobile accidents can come in many forms. They can cause injuries ranging from sprains and broken bones to spinal and brain injuries. A personal injury attorney can help you deal with the aftermath of any type of collision.
If you are involved in a car accident in Marquette, you must act quickly, but you should also remain as calm as possible.
You should seek medical care for any injury, even if it seems minor to you. You might have a delayed injury that will worsen over time.
You want to document every injury that might have resulted from the accident. You should insist that your doctor or emergency room staff records every symptom that you describe. You should let your doctor know about any new symptoms that arise in the days and weeks after the accident.
If you develop any of the following symptoms, you should be sure to let your doctor know:
Be sure to obtain insurance information from anyone else involved in the accident, and to share your information with the other drivers.
Taking pictures of the scene at the time of the accident can document factors like weather, temperature, traffic, and road conditions or repairs.
The police officers who responded to the scene of the accident will prepare a report. You can request a copy once it is complete.
Your insurance policy might have specific notice requirements and other fine print. You should have your lawyer review it to make sure you do everything by the book.
You might receive a request from an insurance company — yours or another driver’s — to provide a statement about the accident. You should never do this without your attorney present.
Michigan is a “no-fault” state with regard to auto accidents. Car insurance providers are required to cover their own insured’s injuries and other damages in the event of an accident, no matter who was at fault. You still have to prove damages, though, and that is why you need an attorney as soon as possible to help you establish the full amount of damages to which you are entitled.
You may be entitled to multiple types of damages as a result of your car accident claim:
All of the above examples are known as “compensatory damages,” because their purpose is to compensate you for something that you lost due to the accident. The intent of “punitive damages” is to punish a defendant for particularly egregious conduct. Because of Michigan’s no-fault law, punitive damages are rare in auto accident cases.
You must speak to your insurance company in order to get compensation for your injuries. You should never give a formal statement, however, without your attorney present. Your lawyer’s presence will help:
Steve and Jared Matz are experienced and compassionate personal injury lawyers serving Marquette, Michigan. We understand the pain that you are experiencing from your injuries. We will fight to obtain compensation for your car accident case while you focus on your recovery.
$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.