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


Any time that someone is injured by someone else, there is a potential personal injury claim. But there’s a lot to prove in a personal injury case in Illinois or Missouri.  As a general rule of thumb, you may not need a personal injury lawyer unless you suffered injuries that require medical attention beyond basic first aid.  Likewise, it should be relatively clear that someone else caused the injury. Here are some key points to remember about personal injury cases.


This is just a brief list of the types of injury cases we generally accept. If you don’t see your specific injury, that’s okay. Give us a call and we will discuss whether it’s something we may be willing to help you resolve.

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Trucking accidents
  • Motorcycle crashes
  • Scooter, bicycle and pedestrian crashes
  • Boating or recreational accidents
  • Slip and fall injuries
  • Dog bites and animal attacks
  • Wrongful death


In most cases, you would have 2 years in Illinois and 5 years in Missouri to bring your lawsuit. However there are exceptions to this general rule surrounding certain companies. It is always better to seek legal advice sooner rather than later so as to preserve your statute of limitations


Personal injury cases carry a bit of risk, which is why our firm accepts and carries that risk for our clients. We advance litigation expenses and all of the costs of pursuing justice, so that our clients can remain focused on healing. If we can’t recover compensation, then we just write-off those expenses. We accept all injury cases on a contingent fee basis, meaning we only collect our fee from the settlement or jury award.  This means, you will never have to come up with a check to pay our fees.


Depending on the type and severity of the injury, compensation may include:

  • Lost wages
  • Medical bills
  • Future anticipated medical costs
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Lost future earnings
  • Cost of adaptive equipment
  • Out-of-pocket costs and expenses

In cases involving wrongful death, family members can also collect compensation for things like:

  • Final medical costs
  • Funeral bills
  • Burial expenses
  • Loss of love and affection
  • Loss of financial and emotional support

Let Your Recovery Start Here

Whether you are injured in Missouri or Illinois, let be Jerome, Salmi and Kopis, LLC  help you recover the compensation you and your family deserve. Call us at (618) 777-6133
or contact us online to discuss your case with no upfront fees or charges required.

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Covid-19 Announcement

Governor Pritzker has implemented a “Stay-at-Home” order. This order is to contain the highly contagious virus known as COVID-19. Due to this order, our physical office here in Fairview Heights will be closed until the lifting of the order. This will not affect the services in which we provide to our clients.

Our Attorneys and Staff will be working from home during this time, meaning we will receive your phone calls and emails. Please bear with us as we will respond to your questions and/or concerns as quickly as possible. We thank you for your understanding, please stay safe and only go into public whenever it’s absolutely necessary.

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