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 […]

What to do if you have been in an accident

Franks Gerkin McKenna continues its 12 part series of articles about what to do when in an accident. For all tips, go to If you are hurt when someone hits your car while on the job, you not only have a workers ’ compensation claim, you also have a claim against the responsible party.

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 […]

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 […]

Welcome to Franks, Gerkin & McKenna, P.C., monthly series on Workers’ Compensation

Last month we discussed when off-work benefits (TTD, short for Temporary Total Disability) should begin and when they can end. This month is about what to do when the insurance company denies your claim or stops benefits. Generally speaking, there are two main reasons for an insurance company to stop benefits. One is a claim […]

Q&A with Jack Franks of Franks, Gerkin & McKenna, P.C.

Jack Franks, partner at Franks, Gerkin & McKenna, P.C. in Marengo, Illinois, answers questions relating to personal injuries. Q: What is personal injury litigation? A: When people are injured at work, in an auto accident, or other accident, or if a healthcare provider breaches a duty of care they need help not only with their […]

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, make sure you get your doctor to write notes confirming the days in which you were allowed to be off of work due to your injury. When injured in an accident, many times your employer will understand and will give you the time off without any official doctor’s note, but […]

Q & A with Franks, Gerkin, & McKenna on Complex Commercial Litigation

Jack Franks, partner at Franks, Gerkin & McKenna, who has been practicing law for 25 years, talks about complex commercial litigation. Q: What is complex commercial litigation? A: We represent clients who dispute whether a contract has been fulfilled, whether money is owed, or whether work done correctly. We try to bring people together to […]

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 […]

Be sure to give all of your medical providers your car and health insurance information with Franks, Gerkin & McKenna

When injured in an accident, the insurance company for the at-fault-driver does not pay until the very end, because, until they review all of the records on your treatment, they do not know if your treatment is related to the accident or not so the law requires your car ’ s medical insurance coverage, if […]