Wake up if you’re getting behind the wheel!

Article by: Daily Herald As Thanksgiving approaches, Algonquin residents will be looking to firm up their early holiday travel plans or may have family and friends coming to the area to visit. This week kicks off National Drowsy Driving Prevention Week being recognized as Nov. 5-12. According to the National Sleep Foundation, as much as […]

How much is enough insurance?

You might be a responsible driver and vehicle owner. Unfortunately, that doesn’t totally protect you. Research has determined that approximately 14% of motorists drive without insurance. Consider this during your next commute to work on a crowded highway as 1 in 7 of those drivers do not have insurance. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration […]

Attention Parents: Best Driving Schools in McHenry County, IL

Getting a driver’s license is a rite of passage for teens everywhere, and it’s every bit as exhilarating for teens as it is scary for their parents. Not only are teens notoriously bad at driving, but millennials have more distractions behind the wheel than any generation before them. With teens glued to their smartphones, it […]

Illinois Workers Compensation Study: How Much Do Workers Receive After an Injury?

It’s easy to forget that most U.S. workers in the 21st century enjoy tremendous job protections compared to workers of the not-so-distant past, when a little bit of asbestos, silica, or lead exposure was just a normal part of a hard day’s work. Even so, that doesn’t mean that it is easy to file a […]

Pedestrian Accidents Increase in McHenry County, IL

The number of fatal car accidents involving pedestrians in McHenry County surged last year, with 22% of all fatal car crashes involving pedestrians. From 2011 to 2014, the percentage of pedestrian accidents dropped in McHenry County. However, that streak of good fortune has come to an end. Out of 18 fatal crashes last year on […]

What We Learned from the I-90 Tragedy

yThis February, the Rockford University community was devastated by the news of a tragic car accident, in which two students died and two more were injured. Ever since, students, teachers, alumni, and the victims’ families have been in mourning, and there has been an outpouring of support from the community. At a candlelight vigil at […]

Steve Greeley Named 2016 Illinois Super Lawyer

We’re very proud to announce that Steve Greeley, Partner at Franks Gerkin McKenna, was named to the list of 2016 Illinois Super Lawyers. Actually, only 5 percent of attorneys are selected for this honor, and that is in part to the thorough selection process. Steve was nominated by his peers, and then researched and vetted by […]

Franks Gerkin McKenna Helps Crystal Lake Cub Scout Pack 347

Our law firm, Franks Gerkin McKenna, recently sponsored the shipment of 21 care packages prepared by Cub Scout Pack 347 from Crystal Lake with food, games, reading materials and letters from the scouts to the service members in a naval battalion stationed at Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti, Africa to which local naval service member John […]

Brain Injuries: An Epidemic in Youth Sports

As headline after headline continues to fill the news telling of yet another brain injury caused by sports, it makes us realize just how prevalent these occurrences are. We all hope that traumatic brain injuries, like severe concussions or worse, do not happen to our loved ones or ourselves. However, the reality is that 1 […]

Do Not Take Less Than You Deserve From the Workers’ Compensation Carrier or Let Them Delay or Stop Payments and Approvals for Treatment

Workers’ Compensation Insurance Carriers know the chips are stacked against them. Illinois Workers’ Compensation Law requires them to pay all bills and missed wages as well as a lump sum award for any injuries causing lifelong problems. Many times the plan to not pay these amounts is to say that the injury was not work […]