Midland, Michigan Car Accident Attorney

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.

Our Fee is 22% not 33%

When you are in an auto accident that causes serious injuries to your body and damage to your vehicle, it is a nerve-wracking and terrifying time. You deserve to be compensated for your injuries but the insurance company is doing everything they can to get out of paying your car accident claims. Sadly, the insurance company denies insurance claims because they are out to make profit, and they cannot do so by paying your claim. You still have rights, and Matz Injury Law has experience and a legacy of success in fighting for the rights of car crash victims.

Established Car Accident Lawyers 

Matz Injury Law has decades of combined experience representing personal injury and Midland car accident cases across the region. We have years of experience and have won multiple judgments and settlements totaling millions of dollars combined for our clients all across Michigan including Midland County, Mount Pleasant, Grand Rapids, Bay City, Flint, Saginaw, and other cities. We’ve logged thousands of miles traveling all over this state to represent personal injury victims.

If you need an auto accident lawyer who genuinely cares about their victims, and a law firm dedicated to fighting insurance companies refusing to pay your medical bills and other damages from your Midland, MI car accident, we’re ready to listen. Our law offices review your insurance policy, provide legal advice and legal services, and fight for the compensation you deserve.

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How Frequently Do Car Accidents Occur in Midland County, Michigan

Car accidents happen far too frequently from Detroit to Saginaw and of course in Midland. According to a Michigan Traffic Facts, in 2019 our state saw 985 fatalities from motor vehicle accidents, and 74,963 injuries from among a total of 314,376 crashes in the space of one year. Those are staggering statistics.

Speeding is among the leading causes of car accidents all across the nation. The National Safety Council reports that in 2020, speeding was a contributing or major cause in a full 29% of all traffic fatalities across the nation. Across the nation, 11,258 people died as a result of speed-related accidents.

That is an average of 30 people per day. According to the Michigan Traffic Crash Facts, speed was involved in 19.8% of all accidents involving drivers aged 20 and under.

Do I Really Need Midland Car Accident Lawyers?

There are no laws requiring you to have a personal injury attorney to represent you in your motor vehicle accident case. Representing yourself, however, can be a critical mistake. The insurance company is not your friend; they will go out of their way to avoid paying out an insurance claim.

They might appear compassionate at first, but they will then often offer a lowball settlement that won’t begin to pay your medical expenses, let alone your lost wages and non-economic damages like pain and suffering.

Having a personal injury law firm in your corner whose practice areas focus on motor vehicle accidents gives you the best chance to fight back. These types of personal injury cases can be complex and the right attorney will stand up for your rights, remind everyone that you’re the one who has suffered and who is the victim, and fight to get you the fair compensation you deserve.  

What Are My Rights in an Accident?

When you’re in a car, truck, commercial vehicle, motorcycle accident or other type of motor vehicle crash, you have rights. You may have heard that Michigan is a no-fault state. This is true, but it doesn’t mean you can’t get compensated from another negligent driver.

It just means that you have to submit the accident to your insurance company first. The goal is to allow you to get the process of covering your medical expenses started right away.

Unfortunately, there are loopholes, and sometimes your own insurance company will deny the claim on your policy. That’s where Matz Injury Law comes into the picture. We can fight to get you the compensation you need.

Can You Sue for a Car Accident in Midland County?

You can absolutely sue for a car accident in Midland. Exactly what your case is worth depends on the unique circumstances of your accident, but you may be able to collect damages for such economic conditions as:

  • Medical bills from doctor’s visits and medication to procedures
  • Lost wages and lost potential future compensation
  • Funeral and burial expenses and loss of support in the case of wrongful death
  • And other types of harm.

You can also sue for pain and suffering. In Michigan, pain and suffering represents non-economic damages, including (but possibly not limited to):

  • Emotional trauma
  • PTSD
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of comfort and companionship
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Actual, physical pain and suffering that interfere with your life

These are difficult to calculate; your personal injury lawyer will be able to apply a formula to value these issues. To determine what your case is worth, call our phone number at 1-866-22Not33 or complete the online contact form to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer serving Midland County at Matz Law Firm today. We offer free consultations to help you get started on your case quickly.

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

Every state has a statute of limitations for personal injury. This is the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit. In Michigan, this is generally three years from the date of the crash. It applies to both bodily injury and to wrongful death lawsuits.

How Much Do Midland Car Accident Lawyers Cost?

A good personal injury lawyer will not charge you anything for your initial consultation. Even better, you won’t pay a thing unless we win your case. We take a percentage of your winnings, so you don’t have to pay out of pocket. Our slogan is “22, Not 33,” which means we take 22% of the winnings rather than the 33% that most attorneys take.

At What Point Should I Call Midland, Michigan Car Accident Lawyers?

Time is of the essence. It’s vital to call a car accident lawyer immediately to protect your rights. At the scene of the accident, first call 911 and get everyone the medical attention they need. Then, document the accident in as much detail as possible. Report the incident to your insurance company but stick to the bare facts; do not try to alter the story in any way. Direct them to contact your attorney for further information, and contact Matz Injury Law at 866-22Not33 or complete the online contact form to speak with our personal injury team.

Michigan Lawyers Ready to Fight for Your Fair Compensation in Midland County

Steve and Jared at Matz Injury Law have decades of combined experience fighting for victims of reckless and negligent drivers on Michigan roads. They have recovered millions of dollars in settlements for their clients over the years and are ready to stand up and fight for you.

When you’re in a car accident, you want car accident lawyers who are compassionate, caring, and ready to fight for you every step of the way. For a free consultation, just give us a call so you can begin your recovery while we go against the insurance companies.

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Recent Settlements


  • Shoulder Separation In Wexford Results In $360,000 Settlement
    Fractures, sprains & soft tissue injuries, Verdicts & Settlements

    $360,000 settlement on behalf of a 28 year-old dairy worker who suffered a separated shoulder.

  • Vacationing Motorist Receives $400,000 Settlement In Roscommon
    Car Accidents, Verdicts & Settlements

    $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 In Kent
    Head and brain injuries, Verdicts & Settlements

    $600,000 settlement for a mild closed head injury victim.

  • $170,000 For Injured Construction Worker
    Pedestrian and bicycle accidents, Verdicts & Settlements

    $170,000 settlement for a construction worker who suffered a shoulder injury when struck by a driver on an icy road in Clare County.

  • Automobile/Pedestrian Accident Yields $200,000 In Isabella
    Pedestrian and bicycle accidents, Verdicts & Settlements

    $200,000 settlement on behalf of a young woman who suffered leg and foot fractures after an automobile/pedestrian collision.

  • $200,000 Settlement In St. Clare County Collision
    Pedestrian and bicycle accidents, Truck Accidents, Verdicts & Settlements

    $200,000 settlement in a rural county for a 4 year-old who died as a result of a truck/pedestrian collision.

  • $350,000 Settlement In Branch
    Fractures, sprains & soft tissue injuries, Truck Accidents, Verdicts & Settlements

    $350,000 to a woman who suffered a broken arm when her vehicle was struck by a semi.

  • $825,000 Settlement For Nerve Injury Victim In Jackson County
    Car Accidents, Fractures, sprains & soft tissue injuries, Truck Accidents, Verdicts & Settlements

    $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 70 Year-Old Accident Victim
    Car Accidents, Rear-end, head-on and side collisions, Verdicts & Settlements

    $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 Settlement In Wayne County
    Fatal car accidents, Verdicts & Settlements

    $200,000 (policy limit) settlement for the wrongful death of a recent immigrant.

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    The maximum contingency fee permitted by law is actually 33 1/3%. 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 33 1/3% 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.

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