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Championing a Lower Attorney Contingency Fee

WRITTEN BY:
Steven Matz
April 16, 2024 | Settlement

The Power of 22 Not 33

Suffering an injury during an accident can drain you physically and emotionally. Having to deal with an unfriendly legal system only adds to your troubles. When you turn to an attorney for help, you want one who puts your well-being ahead and fights for all the compensation you deserve. Here’s why Matz Injury Law, with our “22, Not 33” promise, stands out from the crowd.

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Keeping More of What You Deserve: The Power of 22%

Many personal injury law firms charge a standard contingency fee of 33 1/3% on any recovered funds. At most, you end up with 67% of your settlement AFTER all fees are deducted. At Matz Injury Law, we offer a different approach with a contingency fee of only 22 percent. Here’s a sample scenario:

  • You’re awarded a $100,000 settlement.
  • With a standard 33 1/3% fee, you receive $66,666 (100,000 – the 33%).
  • With the Matz Injury Law 22% fee, you receive $78,000 (100,000 – the 22%).

That extra $11,333 helps you to focus on healing and rebuilding your life.

We Put You First

Our “22, Not 33” philosophy is not just about saving you money. It shows our commitment to transparency and putting our clients first. Here’s how it works.

  • Clear Fees: You know how much your case will cost upfront, enabling you to make clear decisions. You’re not surprised by hidden fees.
  • Direct Access: To build trust and ensure that you’re heard, you communicate directly with your lawyer and not paralegals or clerical staff.
  • Regular Communication: We keep you informed with regular updates, which gives you the opportunity to ask questions.
  • Maximum Recovery: We want you to receive maximum compensation. Instead of quickly settling for a lower amount, we’ll fight to make sure that you receive just compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain, and emotional suffering.

Our Track Record Speaks for Itself

Our proven success at Matz Injury Law isn’t just about saving you money. Our experience and deep understanding of Michigan’s personal injury laws have led to successful outcomes for our clients. We have plenty of experience in handling all kinds of personal injury cases involving vehicle accidents, dog bites, and wrongful death. Because we know how insurance companies work, we can successfully and efficiently negotiate for what they owe you. When necessary, our attorneys will go to court to fight for you and get a favorable settlement. Our clients often praise our transparent communication, dedication to their cause, and successful results.

Additional Benefits of Choosing Matz Injury Law

We offer many benefits beyond the “22, Not 33” principle:

  • Free Consultations: It costs you nothing to discuss your case with our legal professionals.
  • No Upfront Costs: You pay nothing unless you win. Matz Injury Law takes care of all costs until then.
  • Compassion: We understand how stressful an accident injury can be and will treat you with compassion and respect.
  • Community Commitment: Our firm gives back to the community because we care about making a difference to the people around us.

Making an Informed Decision

It’s very important to choose a Michigan personal injury attorney by considering the costs and the overall value offered to you. With the “22, Not 33” approach of Matz Injury Law, you benefit from experienced representation, complete transparency, and a commitment to securing your recovery by having you keep more of your compensation.

Keep More Money with Matz

If you’ve suffered an injury in an accident and demand a lawyer who will fight for you, contact Matz Injury Law for a free consultation. We’ll discuss your case, answer your case, and recommend appropriate next steps.

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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.