When you get hurt or injured, DOUD SMITH WAGNER jumps in and fights for you and your family. Not your employer, not the insurance company, you! We pride ourselves on working only for you, not powerful insurance bullies or big business. We fight for the little guy. We work exclusively with those who are hurt and injured and we never represent insurance companies, big businesses, or hospitals. Our only focus is Michigan's workers and families. The insurance bullies understand just how serious your claim is when DOUD SMITH WAGNER become your lawyer because they know our motto, #DSWWINS, and that means they'll be writing you a check.  

  • Remember, you pay us nothing until we get you the compensation you're entitled to. That's why we say, #DSWWINS! DOUD SMITH WAGNER specializes in hurt at work injuries involving workers' comp, social security disability, and personal injury in FLINT, SAGINAW, LANSING, and all of MICHIGAN.

For decades, DOUD SMITH WAGNER has and continues to fight exclusively for Michigan's workers. With tens of thousands of satisfied clients fairly compensated for workplace injuries, #DSWWINS is ready to do the same for you.

The insurance company and your employer have only one goal in mind when you're hurt or injured and file a claim, pay you as little money as possible. DOUD SMITH WAGNER's duty, on the other hand, is to get you as much money as you are legally entitled to recover. Some lawyers need the money more than you do and are willing to settle for pennies on the dollar. DOUD SMITH WAGNER funds your case and we charge you nothing until we win, and then we only charge a percentage of the recovery. It's a win for both of us and gives DOUD SMITH WAGNER a huge incentive to do what we do best, WIN!

  • You should never settle for less than you deserve. The price for pain is infinite, and that's why DOUD SMITH WAGNER, with PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS for WORKERS' COMP and SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY in FLINT, SAGINAW, LANSING, and all over MICHIGANwill fight for full and fair compensation for you. At DOUD SMITH WAGNER, we actually try cases instead of settling for the insurance companies first, second, or whatever offer. Some law firms never go to court, and many haven’t had a verdict in years. They’ll take whatever the offer is—even if the case is worth 100 times that. Not DOUD SMITH WAGNER.  Our attorneys aren’t afraid to go to trial for your rights and compensation.​


  • DOUD SMITH WAGNER with PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS for WORKERS' COMP and SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY in FLINT, SAGINAW, LANSING, and all over MICHIGAN, know the tactics employers and insurance companies use to try and deny your claim. We will fight to prove you were hurt on the job or wherever the injury occurred, and recover the compensation you deserve and need to recover from your injuries. For most workers in Lansing, Flint, Saginaw, and Michigan, most injuries, diseases, accidents, and deaths that occur in the workplace are covered by workers’ compensation insurance. Based on the type and the severity of the injury, the employer’s healthcare provider may be required to pay for necessary medical testing, rehabilitation, drugs, payment for missed work time, compensation for permanent disability, and even death benefits. However, to receive benefits, a workplace injury must be reported quickly, so do not hesitate to file a claim. DOUD SMITH WAGNER's lawyers have decades winning personal injury, workers' comp, and social security disability cases all over the state of Michigan. Click here to CONTACT us now.   

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DOUD SMITH WAGNER believes everyone in Saginaw, Flint, Lansing, and everywhere in Michigan, should have access to quality legal representation. That's why we work on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay us only if and when we win your case. Our fee is a percentage of the verdict or settlement we obtain for you. So when we say we don't get paid until you win, we mean it. When you get injured or hurt, call DOUD SMITH WAGNER, Michigan's #1 personal injury, workers' comp, and social security disability experts. For more details ABOUT #DSWWINS, click here.    


You could be wondering how much your personal injury, workers' comp, social security disability case is worth. The value of your case depends on a few key factors: the circumstances of your accident, the severity of your injuries, and limits on insurance coverage, among other things. The primary driver behind case value is how much the plaintiff could get in the damages, including:

  • Past medical bills;

  • Future medical bills;

  • Lost wages;

  • Loss of earning capacity;

  • Loss of consortium; and

  • Pain and suffering

Some of those considerations might not have a clearly articulated value at first. However, based on our attorneys’ past experience, they could offer an estimated case value after assessing your medical records, police records, statements, and other evidence, such as the progression or regression of your physical and mental state after an accident. The whole picture can provide a window into what to expect from a personal injury lawsuit.

Your lawyer and the lawyer’s legal team are at the front lines of your fight to get the compensation you deserve in a personal injury suit.


First, they will assess your case to best determine how to fight for you. They will:

  • Gauge the depth and breadth of your injuries and the negligent circumstances involved;

  • Investigate the scene of the accident;

  • Question witnesses;

  • Request documentation;

  • Work with medical experts;

  • Review documents, photos, and videos; and

  • Work with experts who can reconstruct the scene of the accident


That’s not all, though. They will use all of that information to go head-to-head with the defendant’s attorneys to get you the best compensation possible. Oftentimes this happens in a settlement meeting, but if the big corporation or insurance company won’t budge, our attorneys are trained, experienced, and ready to go to court. (Whether in a settlement or at court, we’ve been able to win compensation many times over the defense’s initial low-ball offers.)

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DOUD SMITH WAGNER has been fighting for Michigan's workers and families for over 50 years. We started in Saginaw, we then expanded to  Flint, followed by Pontiac-Detroit, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and now virtually anywhere in the state of Michigan. Wherever you are, from Houghton to Mackinac Island, to Kalamazoo and all points in between. In a big city, a metro area, a small town, or an unincorporated township., DOUD SMITH WAGNER has an office, a Zoom call, or a Facetime appointment available at your convenience. As a matter of fact, however, you prefer to communicate, we have a platform set up to meet you and your needs. Click here for details regarding our LOCATIONS. Click here for information on all the ways you can CONTACT us and set up your free case review.       

DOUD SMITH WAGNER's DETROIT LAWYERS have been serving Michigan's workers for over 50 years. DSW WINS is Michigan's #1 rated personal injury lawyer for workers' comp and social security disability. With a winning track record, #DSWWINS, we've helped tens of thousands of Michigan families in Detroit, Pontiac, Ann Arbor, Flint, Lansing, Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, Saginaw, Bay City, Midland, and all over Michigan, recover the compensation they were entitled to. A personal injury lawyer can also be a disability lawyer, accident lawyer, injury lawyer, workers' comp lawyer, malpractice lawyer, social security disability lawyer, or a work injury lawyer. DOUD SMITH WAGNER are experts in all of the above.


With strong ties to Michigan's biggest cities and smallest towns, DOUD SMITH WAGNER is a hometown law firm whose primary mission is fighting for Michigan's workers. If you've been hurt at work, injured on the job, or suffered any debilitating condition, DSW WINS for you. We fight big business, insurance bullies, and medical institutions daily. Some attorneys never even try a case. The insurance companies are well aware of who those lawyers are and hope you hire one.  The attorneys of DOUD SMITH WAGNER have a strong record of beating the bullies at trial, hence the name DSW WINS

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"This is UAW Chaplain Wesolek with Local 668 at General Motors SMCO. I don't know many lawyers (thank God I haven't needed many) but I do know Doud, Smith & Wagner! They have been a long-time friend to our local, our membership, and our community. I know if I ever do need them, they'll be there for me - and they'll get it done! #DSWWINS"

Chaplain Wesolek, Michigan


"Two 5-star reviews for the price of one for DOUD, SMITH & WAGNER's attorneys from Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Struthers: 

"My wife and are clients of this firm. We are pleased with the professionalism of the attorneys and staff.."

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Struthers, Michigan


"These guys are great. Between the group, there is an incredible amount of knowledge and ability to get results. I recommend their service with very high regard. Keep helping people and fighting the good fight gentlemen!."

Thomas Webber, Michigan



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Not only are all your appointments free, but we also don't send you a bill until AFTER  DOUD SMITH WAGNER has recovered every single penny you are legally entitled to recover. Then, and only then, do we charge you a simple percentage of your settlement. DOUD SMITH WAGNER, with PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS FOR WORKERS' COMP AND SOCIAL SECURITY in FLINT, SAGINAW, LANSING, and all over Michigan, only charge a CONTINGENT FEE. What are contingent fees? A client pays a contingent fee to a lawyer only if the lawyer handles a case successfully. Lawyers and clients use this arrangement only in cases where the money is being claimed—most often in cases involving personal injury or workers' compensation.

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