Justice for Aggravated Pre-Existing Conditions Like Asymptomatic Degenerative Disc Disease

The current conversation over health care reform includes whether someone who has a “pre-existing condition” ought to be barred from acquiring health insurance. In the context of personal injuries, certain states (including Illinois) approach “aggravations” of a pre-existing condition like asymptomatic degenerative disc disease the same way as a fresh injury. That’s why it’s crucial to […]

Recovering Damages From an At-Fault Driver After Medical Malpractice

Medical treatment is necessary a lot of the time after a motor accident to treat any injuries endured. What if one of the doctors handling the injuries makes a mistake that worsens the patient’s physical condition — adding to or producing life-altering damages? When it comes time for the car accident case’s litigation, the defense may try […]

Can I Still Receive Full Damages Recoverable Even if I Wasn’t Wearing a Seatbelt or Helmet (for Motorcyclists)?

When you suffer from a car accident caused by someone else, filing an injury-related insurance lawsuit or claim is always an option. The question we’re going to answer is whether you can expect full damages recoverable even if you weren’t wearing a seat belt or motorcycle helmet. The answer to this depends on what the […]

Teen Admits to Texting Behind the Wheel: Here’s the $120,000 Verdict

The increase in cell phone usage in the Chicagoland Area means distracted driving is leading to more and more severe accidents. The National Safety Council (NSC) states that roughly 24% of every traffic accident (around 1.2 million) each year is correlated to drivers talking or texting on their phones behind the wheel. The NSC also […]

Tips for Preserving Records After a McHenry County Car Accident

Car accidents can be devastating, particularly when they result in an injury. The victim’s life is upended for the rest of the day, and if the injuries are severe, they may need weeks or months for recovery. Some victims will never make a full recovery. Severe injuries require ongoing care. An extended hospitalization, numerous surgeries, […]

Franks Gerkin Mckenna Explains: How to Know if Your Personal Injury Case Warrants a Claim

From bicycle or car accidents to medical malpractice, numerous types of personal injury cases can warrant a claim. You will most likely be able to file a claim to collect compensation when another party’s negligence caused the situation for your injuries. Seven Kinds of Cases for Personal Injuries According to the American Bar Association, most […]

McHenry County Pillars: Marengo Lawyer Herb Franks

Call Herb Franks a trailblazer, and he’ll bristle. Bring up the fact that the Marengo lawyer won the first $1 million verdict in McHenry County, or that he was the only attorney from this county to serve as the president of the Illinois Bar Association, and he’ll talk about the competitive drive deep within him. […]

Types of Work Accidents in Personal Injury Cases

Personal injury is a serious matter that could result in permanent injuries or life-threatening illnesses. Many injuries are caused by work accidents that include defective equipment and slips and falls. Here are the most common types of accidents that occur in personal injury and workers’ compensation cases. Slips and Falls Slips and falls are the accidents occur most […]

Manhole Covers: Foe or Friend?

Manholes aren’t something we think a lot about while we’re driving. They’re a small and seemingly insignificant part of our roads. But manholes that are unsecured can impart devastating damages — ones able to trigger injuries or even death. CBS revealed how thousands of manholes around the Greater Chicago Area (McHenry County, Boone County, etc.) have […]

Wrongful Death Lawsuits

Too many times the misconduct or negligence of someone can cause a wrongful death. This is a very traumatic experience for the family of the deceased. They may be able to file a lawsuit. This action would be taken to obtain compensation for the losses experienced by them. Survivors may be entitled to receive compensation […]