Bankruptcy Protection. Stop Hesitating. Tackle Today to Protect Tomorrow.

No one envisions filing for Bankruptcy protection. Yet unforeseen life events can create financial difficulty and result in collection activity from creditors and the potential for insolvency. Many people feel a reluctance to move forward with making a decision about Bankruptcy. Some delay filing with the hopes that somehow, someway, their luck will change or […]

Do This Little Thing to Reclaim Your Vehicle’s Diminished Value After an Accident

Experiencing a car accident can be a painful, frightening and a devastating occurrence. But unfortunately for accident victims, the original “accident” is just the beginning of a succession of concerns. Oftentimes, the victims are seized into a deep pool overflowing with calls from insurance agents, inquiries from police, and the added pressure and stress that can follow […]

Filing a Third-Party Compensation Claim: What You Need to Know

Third-party claims for compensation means holding someone other than your employer responsible for your injuries. Such cases could include the manufacturer of dangerous or defective products, a violation of a federal or state statute and negligent use of a motor vehicle. Every one of these examples helps you anticipate what to expect as they’re conditions […]

Personal Injury Claims: What You Need to Know

Accidents happen every day and can affect a person’s life far into the future. If you’ve been in an accident that was not your fault, you could file a personal injury claim to receive compensation for your losses, such as medical bills and time lost at work. A personal injury lawyer at Franks Gerkin McKenna […]

McHenry County Crash – 2 People Killed

McHenry County Crash – Early on Friday, July 13, 2018, two men were killed in a car accident which involved a semi-truck. According to police, the crash occurred in Dunham Township, which is in the northwest suburban area of McHenry County. Time of the McHenry County Crash The accident happened around 2:30 am on Friday, […]

Why Independent Contractors Need Workers Compensation Insurance

During the months when the weather is warmer, there are independently owned contractor businesses doing everything such as remodeling homes and businesses, cleaning homes and business, and yard work. Most of these jobs can be very dangerous. However, most independent contractors don’t consider getting Workers Compensation Insurance to protect them. This type of insurance is […]

Woman from Hanover Park Critically Injured in Crash in McHenry County

McHenry County – A 45-year-old woman from Hanover Park is in critical condition after suffering injuring from a three-car collision. On Thursday, authorities said that the incident happened on Wednesday in the area of northern McHenry County. The woman’s identity has not been released. McHenry County Sheriff’s police stated that the woman was driving westbound […]

Workers’ Compensation Explained

The In’s and Out’s of Workers’ Compensation Insurance Enacted in 1911, workers’ compensation was designed to remedy employees that are involved in on-the-job accidents or illnesses. Workers who are injured or become ill as a direct result of their job are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. What exactly is workers’ compensation? Workers comp is a […]

Crystal Lake Car vs. Semi Accident with Injuries

Crystal Lake – The driver of a car involved in an accident with a semi-truck was taken to the hospital Monday with non-life-threatening injuries. Photo Credit: Matthew Apgar – mapgar@shawmedia.com A car and a semi were involved in a crash at Route 14 and Teckler Blvd. according to Deputy Chief Derek Hyrkas. The driver of the semi […]

Work Injury Statistics in Illinois

Perhaps, you are one of the thousands that suffer a work injury and wonder about your options. The good news is that the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act protects injured workers in the state of Illinois. The attorneys at FGM can assert your rights to benefits for work injuries through the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission. Downward […]