Car Accidents
We only charge a 22% contingency fee of the final settlement. Other Michigan attorneys charge 331/3%.
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Midland, Michigan Car Accident Attorney

Why Car Accident Victims Trust Matz Injury Law In Midland Michigan

No one is immune to life-changing events, and at Matz Injury Law, we believe everyone is due compensation after a car accident. Steven Matz and his team have been practicing law in Midland Michigan for decades. We have 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 our clients’ behalf.

Why Midland Residents Choose Matz Injury Law Car Accident Lawyers

Imagine ending up in a minor accident that sidetracks your life and receiving a small $50,000 settlement due to minor bruising and PTSD. The lawyer representing you makes a big difference in what you take home.

  • Standard 33 1/3% fee: You would receive $33,333 (50,000 – (50,000/3)).
  • Matz Injury Law 22% fee: You would receive $39,000 (50,000 – (50,000 x .22)).

In this case, an extra $5,667 remains in your pocket. This financial advantage can provide significant relief for you to take the time to recover emotionally and physically. We want you to receive justice and the most compensation possible because we truly care about you and want to fight for your rights.

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Matz Injury Law has decades of combined experience representing personal injury and car accident cases in Midland and 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.

If you need an auto accident lawyer who genuinely cares about their victims and a law firm dedicated to fighting insurance companies that refuse to pay your medical bills and other damages from your Midland, MI car accident, we’re ready to listen.

Our recent successes include

  • A $4.15 million settlement for a wrongful death claim arising from a motorcycle accident in Washtenaw County
  • A $3.45 million settlement in a Genesee County truck accident claim in which a cement truck collided with an oncoming vehicle
  • A $1.74 million settlement in a Calhoun County car accident case involving a drunk driver who killed a father of three


“I reached out to Steve after my car accident, and even without paying him, he was there for me. They 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!” — Ky W.

“I was struck by an SUV while riding my HD motorcycle. When I was released from the hospital, I contacted Lawyer Steven Matz, who came to our home and assisted us with all the paperwork. Steve also gave us top dollar for my totaled bike and the maximum amount allowed in our financial settlement. Steve was always available to help with questions and gave answers that contained compassion. He was always upbeat and energetic! I highly recommend his services to anyone who may need them.” — Dan F.

“Following a near head-on collision that left my wife with serious injuries to her leg and a head injury from the airbag that caused “instant onset dementia,” she has been deteriorating and needs constant supervision. Hats off to Steve Matz and all the work he and his firm have done to secure the compensation needed from the insurance company to facilitate her care. Without his tireless help, I don’t know where we would be today. I highly recommend Matz Injury Law and, if needed, would definitely utilize the firm again.” — Thomas C.

Midland Motor Vehicle Accident Attorney Services

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Matz Injury Law handles claims involving a wide variety of motor vehicle accidents and other personal injury cases, including the following:

How Does a Car Accident Affect Your Life

Car accidents can change your life in an instant. Some car crashes even threaten the course of history. In 1977, a car accident nearly sidelined the career of Mark Hamill, who had just risen to worldwide fame for playing Luke Skywalker in Star Wars. The accident’s impact, particularly on the actor’s face, has become the stuff of legend, and rumors still abound about how it affected the filming of The Empire Strikes Back a few years later. Regardless, the classic saga still stands, as does your case in Midland, Michigan.

Midland County, Michigan Car Accident Statistics

Car accidents happen far too frequently throughout Michigan. Unfortunately, this includes Midland.

  • According to Michigan Traffic Facts, our state saw 293,341 crashes in 2022 alone, resulting in 1,053 fatalities and 51,066 injuries.
  • Speeding is among the leading causes of car accidents nationwide.
  • The National Safety Council reports that speeding was a contributing or major cause of 29% of all traffic fatalities across the nation in 2021.
  • Across the country, 12,330 people died in 2021 because of speed-related accidents, an average of 30 people per day.
  • Michigan Traffic Crash Facts reports that speed was a factor in 10.6% of all accidents involving drivers aged 20 and under.

Related Article: Where Do Most Michigan Car Accidents Happen?

Am I Required to Hire Midland Car Accident Lawyers for My Case?

No laws require you to have a lawyer in your motor vehicle accident case, but representing yourself can be a serious mistake. Insurance companies know many tricks to avoid paying what they owe you. An experienced Michigan personal injury attorney can spot these tricks a mile away and help you overcome them, giving you the chance to recover the compensation you deserve.

Related Article: Without a Lawyer, Can I Settle My Auto Injury Case?

What Are My Rights in a Michigan Car Accident?

Michigan is a “no-fault state.” This provides a straightforward way for you to claim certain damages, but you may have other options as well. Your rights in a Michigan car accident case include:

  • The right to recover no-fault damages from your own insurance company; and
  • The right to claim damages from an at-fault driver’s insurance or file a lawsuit against them if you have serious injuries that meet the legal standard for “serious impairment of body function.”

Related Article: What Does Uninsured Motorist Insurance Cover in Michigan?

Can You Sue for a Car Accident in Midland County?

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You may sue an at-fault driver in Michigan, despite the state’s no-fault law, if you can show the following:

  • The driver was negligent.
  • Their negligence caused your injuries.
  • Your injuries create a “serious impairment of body function” or “permanent serious disfigurement.”

State law defines “serious impairment of body function” as an injury that:

  • Is noticeable by others;
  • Impairs an important bodily function; AND
  • Interferes with your ability to lead a “normal life.”

Related Article: Can You Sue For Aggravated Injuries Due to an Accident

How Much Do Midland Car Accident Lawyers Cost?

A good personal injury lawyer will not charge you anything for your initial consultation.

At Matz Injury Law, 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.

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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. We 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 involved in a car accident, you need Midland car accident lawyers who are compassionate, caring, and ready to fight for you every step of the way. Call us at 1-866-22Not33 or use our online contact form to schedule a free consultation. Let us go up against the insurance companies so you can focus on your recovery.

Frequent Answered Questions

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

Michigan law sets a time limit of three years after the date of a car accident, known as the statute of limitations, to file a lawsuit.

Can You Sue Someone for a Hit and Run?

You can pursue legal action against a hit-and-run driver in Michigan for damages incurred in the accident, including medical expenses and property damage. If you cannot locate the driver, you may be able to recover damages if your insurance policy includes uninsured motorist coverage.

Can You Sue Someone for Rear-Ending You?

Yes, if you are rear-ended in Midland, you can file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver if you suffered serious injuries as a result of the collision.

What Happens if Someone Else is Driving My Car and Gets in an Accident in Michigan?

If the person driving your car has auto insurance, it could pay for injuries and property damage up to its policy limits. Michigan law holds the owner of a vehicle liable for injuries caused by someone they allow to use the vehicle. Your insurance would provide coverage for the damages in that situation unless the driver falls under an exclusion in your policy.

Can an Insurance Company Sue an Uninsured Driver?

Yes, if an insurance company in Michigan pays damages to its insured as part of an uninsured motorist claim, the company can sue the uninsured motorist for reimbursement.

As a Passenger in a Midland Car Accident, Who Do I Sue?

If you were a passenger in a Midland, Michigan car accident, you may have the right to sue any at-fault driver to seek compensation for your injuries and damages.

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Matz Injury Law
25800 Northwestern Hwy # 575
Southfield, MI 48075
+1 (866) 226-6833
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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.