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 […]

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 […]

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 […]