How to maximize your Total Recovery in an injury case

Article sourced from Northwest Herald. Consider what usually happens when someone is injured due to the fault of another person or party. Depending on the severity of the injury, it’s likely going to affect your everyday life, making many tasks difficult or even impossible for brief or extended periods of time. Those tasks include your […]

Franks Gerkin McKenna Picks Sides for the Cubs-Sox Series

We’re one team here at Franks Gerkin McKenna, but when it comes to the Chicago Cubs versus the Chicago White Sox, we are quite the firm divided. We’re united when it comes to the Blackhawks and the Bears, but baseball is another story. For Herb and Jack Franks, the decision was easy—Go Sox! But if […]

Is bankruptcy for me?

Every New Year, many people resolve to exercise more, lose weight and quit smoking, but what about restructuring your finances, getting more organized financially and taking control of your lingering debt once and for all? The holidays tend to stretch everyone’s budget. Now that they are over, do you find yourself in extreme financial disarray […]

Legal questions and answers

There are countless legal questions, but perhaps the most popular one, and the one that you should always begin with is, “Do I need a lawyer?” The answer doesn’t necessarily come easily. Certainly you will need to find an attorney if you’ve been served with a lawsuit, are pursuing a divorce or are charged with […]

Landlord-tenant issues — Q&A with FGM

Olivia Dirig, an attorney with Franks Gerkin McKenna, in Marengo, Illinois answers questions regarding landlords and their tenants. Q: What are some important points that landlords and tenants should all know? A: You should always have a written lease. It should be as detailed as possible and cover not only the amount of the rent […]

Franks, Gerkin & McKenna in Marengo, IL want you to know what things to do when you have been in an accident

When injured in an accident, keep track of the days you missed work and the hours and pay rates which you would have been paid In order to present a wage loss claim you need to have the exact dates and times which you were unable to work. If you routinely received overtime and can […]

Community Involvement is Important to These Lawyers

When they’re not involved in the courtroom or other legal processes, the attorneys at Franks, Gerkin & McKenna, P.C. find time to be an active part of the Marengo community. “Being involved in the community is one thing that Mr. (Herb) Franks has always stressed with everyone at the firm,” said attorney and FGM Law […]

Franks, Gerkin, & McKenna Discuss Bankruptcy

One sign of our improving economy is shrinking unemployment, but getting back into the workforce may not stave off collection or foreclosure if a homeowner has accumulated too much debt while unemployed. Bankruptcy is one solution. “I think a lot of people don’t know that bankruptcy can help stop foreclosures and allow you to repay […]

Franks, Gerkin & McKenna, P.C. and Temporary Total Disability Benefits

Welcome to Franks, Gerkin & McKenna, P.C., monthly series on Workers Compensation. Last month we discussed deadlines for filing a claim. This month is about the Average Weekly Wage (AWW) and Temporary Total Disability Benefits (TTD). Your average weekly wage is based on what you earned over the 12-months prior to your accident. For example, […]

Franks, Gerkin & McKenna, P.C. in Marengo, IL want you to know what things to do when you have been in an accident

When injured in an accident, report the claim to your insurance company as soon as you can. When you have a car crash, your insurance company will take care of the property damage if you have full coverage and will often times have a medical payment policy that will pay some or all of your […]