At a young age, Matt had an accident while trying to save an elder which blinded his sight. Despite that Matt gained abilities that allow him to see the world using a 6th sense, he can see the world but on fire.
Matt's father used to be a fighter in a specific club in Hell's Kitchen, due to some unknown business going down in Hell's Kitchen, Matt's father was murdered. Matt would later move to an orphanage where Daisy Johnson would be.
Years later Murdock sets up practice in his old neighborhood of Hell's Kitchen, New York where he fights against injustice as a respected lawyer by day and masked vigilante at night. Matt and Foggy would form their own law office as "Murdock and Nelson" - and would recruit Karen Page who was troubled with bad business and framed with murder, thus getting jailed, despite her innocence. Matt and Foggy would free her later where she would become part of their team.
Eventually Matt would figure out that the Kingpin is Wilson Fisk and would pursue him and get him jailed eventually.
Later on, Matt would continue investigating criminals in Hell's kitchen with his ex-girlfriend Elektra, who returns after a long time and his mentor, Stick, along with The Punisher.
Eventually, Daredevil, Elektra, Stick and The Punisher would put down a leader of The Hand, eventually causing Elektra's death, although unbeknownst to them that this is not the only faction of The Hand, whom later dig out Elektra's body out of her grave in order to resurrect her, as she is a Black Sky.
After the ordeal, Daredevil would become part of The Defenders.