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.
When you are in an auto accident, it is a terrifying, confusing, and complex time. You’re dealing with severe injuries, pain, possibly even PTSD, depression, and loss of your ability to enjoy life. In many instances, you cannot work to bring in money while medical bills are stacking up. You know the other driver is responsible, but they seem to be going out of their way to avoid paying.
When your situation becomes complex and challenging, a qualified and experienced car accident attorney like those at Matz Injury Law can help fight for the fair settlement you deserve. In truth, insurance companies do not want to pay you. They take almost any tactic to avoid paying out large insurance claims because they are for-profit companies that don’t make money from large payouts.
The law offices of Matz Injury Law bring over 40 years of experience to the table fighting insurance companies for injury victims. We go the distance to battle for fair and full settlements for the serious harm innocent people have suffered in car accidents. Our law firm has won over $300 million in major settlements and judgments, and our founder, Steven Matz, has consistently been given recognition by Super Lawyers.
Super Lawyers is a rating service that recognizes attorneys from over 70 practice areas for their high degree of success and peer recognition. To be counted among Super Lawyers, a personal injury attorney must achieve an outstanding level of excellence in their field, and their peers have to recognize their achievement. That’s the level of performance and commitment that Matz Injury Law brings to our clients.
Call 866-226-6833 or complete the online contact form to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer at Matz Injury Law firm about a free consultation today. We represent clients in Saginaw County, Marquette, Flint, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Midland, Southfield, and all across Michigan. We’ve logged hundreds of thousands of hours and thousands of miles traveling wherever we need to travel, and we’ll do the same for you.
Saginaw, Michigan, is no stranger to severe car accidents. Michigan has a high rate of motor vehicle accident incidents, with Saginaw seeing over 22,000 accidents in a single year. Of these, almost 4,500 involved severe personal injury or death.
Of severe auto accident cases, including motorcycle and truck accidents, the top types of wrecks include rear-ending cases, sideswipes, and angled crashes. While accidents are on the decline across the state, you can still be involved in a serious accident at any time.
The legal process can be complex and tricky to navigate, and the right experienced personal injury lawyer knows how to navigate the law to fight for your rights. Insurance companies have attorneys on their side, and they know how to challenge your claim. Having a car accident attorney in your corner quite simply gives you the best shot at total and fair compensation for the harm you have suffered.
When the time comes to fight for your right to compensation for medical care, brain injury symptoms, or even the loss of a family member or loved one in a wrongful death case, it’s essential to have a law firm there for you that knows how to fight back and stand up for your rights.
You may have heard that Michigan is a state that has no-fault insurance laws. This does not mean that an accident is nobody’s fault. It only means that when you are in an auto accident, you must carry your own personal injury protection (PIP) auto insurance. The idea is that you must then submit your injuries and insurance claims to your own insurance company to start getting covered right away.
This law only covers car accidents. It does not cover medical malpractice, dog bites, or other Michigan personal injury cases.
Unfortunately, while this law is intended to expedite treatment by letting people use their own insurance companies to cover medical expenses and property damage, the law has holes. You still have the right to get compensation from the other driver if they caused your accident.
You absolutely can file a personal injury lawsuit for a car accident in Saginaw County and across Michigan. The process can take some time and involves negotiation between our law firm and the insurance companies on the other side. Usually, these cases do not go to court, but if yours does, we will fight for you every step of the way.
You may be entitled to a wide range of damages for your injuries. These can include, but may not be limited to:
Pain and suffering are the invisible injuries, also called general damages in a legal sense, that you may have suffered. You can sue for these. Their value is difficult to calculate, but the car accident lawyers at Matz Injury Law can certainly help you value and include these in your lawsuit.
The time limit to file a lawsuit is called a statute of limitations, and every state has one. In Michigan, it is three years from the date of the accident or the date of death in a wrongful death case.
If you file later than this, you could lose your right to compensation. However, that does mean that a car accident attorney can’t help. If you’ve been in an accident that was someone else’s fault at any time, call Matz Injury Law at 1-866-22Not33 or fill out our contact form for a free case evaluation.
Most injury lawyers work on contingency, which means you will owe anything for your initial case review, and if we do not get fair compensation for you, you will not owe a dime. If we do win, you’ll pay a percentage of your winnings.
We offer a low fee of 22% compared to other attorneys that average 33%. That’s how our firm’s “22, Not 33” vision was born. Compassionate and tenacious legal representation does not have to be unaffordable. We believe in providing our clients with valuable and transparent legal advice.
Steve and Jared Matz at Matz Injury Law are dedicated, empathetic, and experienced attorneys who genuinely care about the victims of Michigan car accidents. They have decades of combined experience and have won hundreds of millions in judgments and settlements.
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.
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.