$290,000 Settlement In Wrongful Death Of 12 Year-Old Boy

$290,000 wrongful death settlement on behalf of a 12 year-old boy who, according to four independent witnesses, was riding his bike on the shoulder of a road when he swerved into traffic, causing a collision. At their depositions, the four witnesses recanted their prior statements, indicating that the driver of the van may have been on his cell phone at the time of the accident.

Washtenaw County

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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 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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