I've Been Injured in a car accident, What Should I Do Now?
Car accidents happen everyday in southern Illinois and the St. Louis Metro area. In fact, about 36,000 people die in America each year, as a result of careless or reckless drivers. At Jerome, Salmi & Kopis, we are committed to making sure you and your family are protected after an accident. Our auto accident lawyers handle cases throughout downstate and southern Illinois, as well as throughout the metro St. Louis area. After a crash, call (618) 726-2222 to speak with a skilled lawyer who can get you connected to great medical care and handle each step of your car accident claim.
How We Help Clients
Each case starts with a FREE CONSULTATION. Some law firms in the region send “runners” out to “sign up” clients. This is questionable, because these are NOT attorneys. They do not have the authority to advise clients, or answer legal questions. In fact, Illinois and Missouri both make it clear that this can be considered the unauthorized practice of law in some cases. At our firm, you will always have your first meeting with a skilled and experienced litigation attorney who has been to court many times and knows exactly how to advise you of your rights.
Next, if you haven’t already gotten the medical care you need, we will work to make sure you are getting quality medical treatment for your injuries.
Finally, we will take over all aspects of the auto insurance claim, so that you and your loved ones can get back to what matters most – your recovery.
How Much Can You Recover?
This is always a tough question because no two cases are the same. What we can tell you is that we will work to make sure any financial or physical losses you’ve suffered are fully evaluated, supported by evidence, and presented to the insurance company. We can’t promise the insurance company will always be reasonable. That’s why we stand ready to sue negligent drivers, business owners, and corporations when they hurt the public. If we take your case to court, you can sleep well knowing your attorneys have been there before and they know what they are doing. In general, you might be able to receive compensation for things like:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Medical expenses
- Future medical treatment
- Permanent disfigurement
- Permanent disabilities
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Out of pocket expenses
- Lost income
- Impaired future earnings