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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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 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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