Fatal 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.

Our Fee is 22% not 33%

At this very difficult time, we can help.

After the loss of a relative in a fatal accident, a family’s life is changed forever. In the aftermath, we suggest taking some time to consider your future. Your family may need financial help to fill the emotional void created by the loss. You may not know where to turn for help.

Matz Injury Law can discuss what we can do to help you obtain financial compensation for your losses. We will treat your situation with the utmost sensitivity and confidentiality.

Contact Matz Injury Law to schedule a free consultation. We will be there in your time of need.

Compensation in wrongful death cases.

Under Michigan’s no-fault insurance system, the immediate family of a wrongful death victim may claim compensation for survivor’s loss benefits, funeral costs and medical costs. The family may also make a separate claim for lost future wages and loss of companionship and society.

Matz Injury Law will carefully examine the circumstances of your case and make a full accounting for all economic and noneconomic losses. We’ll work to build a strong case designed to obtain the best possible result for you.

What you need to know

Wrongful death cases begin by opening an estate in probate court. The decision regarding which family member will head the estate is a critical judgment that often must be made immediately after the tragedy. Our firm will take care of all aspects of your case, including getting the estate opened in probate court. While you grieve for your loss, Matz Injury Law will work hard to build a strong case for you and your family.

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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 Struck On Icy Road
    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 County Semi Collision
    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 Wrongful Death Case
    Fatal car accidents, Verdicts & Settlements

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

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    We’ve earned $300 million+ for our Michigan clients.
    © Matz Injury Law.
    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 our clients.  We don’t have dozens of lower paid associates handling our work. All of 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 of 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.  

    As required by the Michigan Court Rules, all fees are calculated after first deducting reasonable costs.

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