Jerome, Salmi & Kopis, LLC – Law Firm in Fairview Heights, IL

WHY YOU MIGHT BE CONTACTED BY AN INSURANCE COMPANY AFTER AN AUTO ACCIDENT AND OFFERED A SMALL SETTLEMENT

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After an automobile accident, you may be contacted by the other person’s insurance company, they may attempt to take a recorded statement, and they may even offer you a small amount of money to settle your claim. You should always talk to an attorney first before giving a recorded statement.

So the other person’s insurance carrier or before you take any money from an insurance company, if you have any questions on how to handle these matters, please feel free to call our office.

Steps to Take Once in an Accident in Illinois

Most people will be involved in a car accident at some point in their lives. The majority of these crashes are nothing more than minor fender benders, but some accidents are much more serious. Regardless of the type of crash you are in, there are several steps you must take to protect yourself, and any

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Catastrophic Injury Claims: Everything You Need to Know

Any type of accident can result in serious injuries. Catastrophic injuries, though, have long-lasting repercussions for accident victims. A catastrophic injury does not only change the life of the victim, sometimes forever, but it also changes the lives of their families. If you or someone you love has suffered this type of devastating injury due

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HOW LONG YOUR LEGAL CASE WILL TAKE

  A question that I’m frequently asked is, “How long will my case take? That depends on how long your medical treatment, takes. We wanna make sure that you get the best treatment possible, and once your treatment is completed, we can work on the legal aspects of your case..

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WORKERS’ COMPENSATION UPDATE

If you have contracted COVID-19 as part of your work environment, please contact us and we can discuss if your condition falls under the Workers’ Compensation Act. If we can prove that you contracted your virus as part of your work environment, you would be entitled to compensation that would include payment of all medical expenses; lost time benefits while you recovery; and a settlement for any ongoing problems after you recover. 

 

Please note that in Illinois, first responders and essential employees are presumed to have contracted COVID-19 at work.  Missouri recognizes that same presumption but limits it to first responders.  Regardless, if believe that you contracted COVID-19 at work, please contact us immediately so that we can inform you of your rights under the Workers’ Compensation Act.

 

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