Car Accidents

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.

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Michigan Car Accident Lawyer

If you are ever injured in a car crash, you need to make sure to get medical treatment right away. Car crashes can be devastating even if the injuries in the immediate aftermath seem slight.

Losses resulting from a car accident can be more substantial than you’d initially think. Even a relatively minor injury can still put you out of work during recovery, and those lost wages can be tough to deal with. This is doubly important when you have dependents who count on your income for their basic needs. We understand the toll a car crash can take on your life, which is why we’re dedicated to helping you get the compensation you deserve. Our team will investigate your case to discover the facts. With our focus on personal injury law in Michigan, you’ll find an unrelenting dedication to winning your case backed up by years of experience and know-how. Call 1-866-22Not33 or reach us through our contact page today!

Michigan’s Leading Auto Accident Lawyer

At Matz Injury Law, we’re happy to help with any auto accident injuries, whether it’s something catastrophic or something that only briefly puts your life on hold. Either way, the loss can be significant. It’s especially tough for people in preventable crashes, so it’s essential to ensure those responsible get held accountable. Making a claim in Michigan can be reasonably complicated since the laws aren’t always straightforward, especially since the significant changes that went into effect in 2020. Steve and Jared Matz will help you through your case and answer any questions you might have. Throughout the claims process, we’ll always be there to fight for your rights and make your case as strong as possible.

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What Are My Rights After a Car Accident in Michigan?

When you’ve suffered a car accident in Michigan, you have the right to seek compensation for damages, whether they be personal injuries, property damage, lost wages, or any other damages you may have suffered. The process can be cumbersome, but our team can help make it as easy as possible. Michigan is a no-fault state, so that means the fault isn’t a factor when deciding which insurance company to turn to after your accident.  The details of everything involved in a case in which one or both parties in an accident lack insurance can be pretty complicated, so it’s always best to have a Michigan auto accident lawyer by your side to help you through.

What Do You Need to Do After a Car Crash?

Being involved in a car crash can be devastating, but how you act in the immediate aftermath can significantly impact your future. The first step after an injury accident is to 911. You’re going to want to get medical assistance for anyone who’s injured, including yourself. Even if everyone’s injuries seem minor, you always need to call for an ambulance. Spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries are tough to deal with, but even a sprain can worsen if not treated as soon as possible. While the police will collect the evidence themselves, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do the same. If you’re able to, be sure to take photos of the accident yourself. When you do so, highlight the damage in your photos, whether it’s visible damage to the vehicles involved or other property damage sustained in the accident.

Additionally, take pictures of any tread marks left on the road, as well as some photos that showcase the entire accident scene in a single frame. Following evidence collection, you’ll need to exchange insurance information with the other drivers involved in the accident. Keep in mind that you should only be exchanging insurance information and nothing more. Only collect the information necessary for the insurance process, including their name, contact information, and insurance information. After you’ve dealt with everyone else involved in the accident, you’ll want to call Matz Injury Law.

Ensuring the protection of your rights can get complicated. Still, an experienced auto accident lawyer, like Steve and Jared Matz, can help navigate you through the process from the very beginning. When you have an experienced attorney by your side, you can not only move forward with the best chance of getting the compensation you deserve, but you can focus on your recovery. The last step in the aftermath of a car accident is to call your insurance company. Notify them of the accident, and follow the instructions that your lawyer has laid out for you. Remember, insurers are not on your side, so you’ll need to know the proper approach to protecting your rights. You must report the accident to your insurance company. Still, it would be best if you didn’t have to do anything else, including giving a statement until you’re ready, which should be after you’ve gotten proper legal advice.

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Should I Sign the Settlement From My Car Insurance Company?

Before you sign any document from your insurer, you’ll want to talk to an auto accident attorney. You’ll want to speak to a law firm before you even give a statement to them about anything regarding the accident. The best rule of thumb is not to sign anything your adjuster offers until you’ve spoken with a lawyer first, no matter how innocuous or generous it may initially seem. It’s important to remember that insurance companies are not your friend. They don’t have your best interests in mind. Your insurance policy is there to protect you against the wishes of your insurer. Remember, your insurance provider is a for-profit company that makes its money by not paying out on the policies they issue. To protect their bottom line, it’s in their interest to deny you as much coverage as they can get away with.

What Kinds of Compensation Can I Get After a Michigan Car Accident?

In the wake of a Michigan auto accident, you may be eligible for compensation. Auto accident injuries can be severe, but even the ones that aren’t can still cost a significant amount in medical bills. Remember, long-term medical expenses matter as well when determining how much your injury claim is worth. Property damage coverage falls under no-fault insurance in Michigan, but it only applies to damage you may have caused someone else. When it comes to your vehicle, you may have to work with Michigan mini tort auto law. The maximum coverage here is $3,000, though this limit does not apply if the other driver does not have insurance.

Additionally, your collision coverage would handle the property damage if available. One of the most significant aspects of Michigan no-fault benefits is coverage for lost wages. When injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident prevent you from going to work, you may be able to get compensation for those lost wages. Specifically, this covers the wages you would’ve earned had you been injured. These benefits cover up to the first three years after an auto accident and are capped at a state-mandated monthly maximum. After that cap and after that time limit, you may be able to receive compensation for any additional lost wages by making a claim against the at-fault driver for the excess amount. Injuries from an auto accident can be severe, and there may be some that never get better.

Disfigurement and permanent impairment can be particularly tough to deal with, and they aren’t considered exceptions for the compensation limits of PIP coverage. For serious bodily injuries and changes that permanently change one’s life, you’ll have to file a claim against the at-fault driver. Pain and suffering are unavoidable aspects of a car crash in most cases, but compensation for that isn’t included in standard PIP insurance. Pain and suffering is a form of non-economic damage, meaning the insurance company or the court system can’t easily measure it with a number value like they can with medical bills or property damage. To pursue compensation for non-economic damages, you’ll need to file a claim against the at-fault driver.

When Do I Need to Make an Injury Claim?

When making a personal injury claim, it’s essential to keep the statute of limitations in mind. In the state of Michigan, you generally have three years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver. Still, some other limitations may apply, and so it is always a good idea to speak with Matz Injury Law as soon as possible. When filing a claim with your own insurance company for damages covered by your PIP insurance, you typically have one year from the date of the accident to do so. While the one-year limit for PIP coverage and three-year limit for filing a claim against the at-fault driver is how it works generally, some aspects can vary based on your insurance company. For example, uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage depends explicitly on the details of your individual insurance policy.

When you talk to a lawyer in the aftermath of your accident, they can ensure that all your claims get filed on time per your unique policy requirements. To get the most out of your insurance claims, you’ll need to act quickly. The sooner you file, the more time you have to work within the time limits and discover how much compensation you’ll need and the best sources from which to get it. Keep in mind that the need to act fast is not the same as resolving your case fast. Your adjuster will push for a resolution as quickly as possible, but the best results come to those who work with personal injury attorneys.

Why Choose Matz Injury Law?

22 Not 33. We charge significantly less than almost all of our competitors. We know that going through a car accident can be one of the most challenging events in your entire life. That’s why we’re dedicated to helping crash victims get the compensation they deserve. That process can be stressful and complicated, but our team is adept at easing the burden of the complex legal process. We’ll take care of all the complex parts for you while you focus on your recovery. Our team has been helping people throughout Michigan across both peninsulas from Grand Rapids to Port Huron, Lansing to Houghton, and beyond get the verdicts they deserve. In total, we’ve won more than $300 million for clients all over the state.

No Fee Unless You Win Car Accident Lawyers

Auto insurance companies have experienced lawyers working for their interests, which deny you as much coverage as they feel they can get away with. Our team is ready to stand up to them and get you the compensation you deserve. Throughout our history, we’ve won our clients multi-million dollar settlements in many cases. You deserve to have your legal rights protected without a negligent driver being able to compromise that. Cutting corners is what adjusters do best, which is why our legal team strives to do the opposite. Whether you lost a loved one in an accident or suffered minor injuries with some lost wages, we will work to get the maximum value of your claim.

When you work with us, medical care is just the beginning of the damages available to push for. The exact details will vary based on the unique details of your automobile crash, of course. Remember, if we don’t win your case, you don’t owe us anything. We work on a contingency basis, but that’s just the beginning of the benefits you can enjoy. Most injury lawyers in Michigan charge 33 1/3% for their services because that is the most the Supreme Court allows. At Matz Injury Law, we cut that to 22%. This 22% applies whether a case goes to trial or settles outside of court. We’re that confident we can get you results.

Reach Out for a Free Consultation With a Michigan Car Accident Attorney

The most important thing to do after a car accident, truck accident, or any vehicle accident is to get the medical treatment you need. The second most important thing, however, is to contact injury lawyers who focus on your future. At Matz Injury Law, you can get reliable legal representation that works relentlessly to bring you the full compensation for your losses, both economic and non-economic, and at a reduced fee. Our team has extensive experience with accident victims and injury cases, and we’ll handle every aspect of it for you. We’ll talk with your insurer and learn the ins and outs of your insurance coverage to ensure all your rights are being protected.

Meanwhile, you can focus on getting better. There’s no cost to give us a call. There’s no cost unless we win the case on your behalf. When you do call, however, you can expect personal attention to your case. We guarantee that you can talk directly to either Steven Matz or Jared Matz to discuss your case. We know how severely a personal injury can affect your life, which is why we believe every case requires a personal level of focus and attention. Ready to discuss your case? Contact Matz Injury Law today at 1-866-22Not33 (1-866-226-6833) or complete our online contact form, and we’ll be in touch immediately.

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Recent Settlements

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

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

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

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

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    $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
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    $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.

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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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