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Have You Been in an Accident?

An accident can be an overwhelming experience. The pain from an injury, the stress of the ensuing paperwork, the burden of its financial implications – all these things can leave you feeling confused and besieged. But there are things you can do to lessen the stress and tame the toll it all takes on you.…

Who’s Lot?

Who’s Lot? I was driving the other day and saw a sign that read “Lots for Sale.” I found myself wondering just what Lot was selling. The misplaced apostrophe made a simple statement misleading. Now, as a practical matter, the sign is clear enough to everyone other than me and, perhaps, your old high school…

Foreclosure Defense

Common Options When Facing Foreclosure Despite the fact that the first quarter of 2013 yielded a decline in state-wide foreclosure activity by approximately 4.5% since 2012, Illinois continues to have one of the highest foreclosure rates in the nation. If you find yourself to be one of the thousands of Illinois residents facing foreclosure, the…

Recovery of Lost Wages and Earnings in an Injury Case

Attorney Steven J. Greeley, Jr. with Franks, Gerkin & McKenna is any injury attorney handling matters in McHenry, Kane, Boone, DeKalb and Winnebago Counties. Lost wages and earnings are recoverable when there is a work injury or other injury due to the fault of another party, such as an automobile accident. When the injury occurs…

Franks, Gerkin & McKenna, P.C. Earns Better Business Bureau Accreditation

Becoming an Accredited Business with the Better Business Bureau is an honor not accorded to all businesses; because not all businesses meet eligibility standards. Franks, Gerkin & McKenna, P.C. is pleased to announce today that it has met all BBB standards and is now an Accredited Business. “Accreditation in the BBB is by invitation only”…

The Basics of Workers’ Compensation

Because Illinois is a no-fault state, individuals injured in workplace accidents are eligible for benefits even if their actions contributed to or caused the accident. Additionally, you do not need to be concerned about your job security when filing a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. It is your right to apply and it is illegal…

The Wrongful Tree Cutting Act

As a lawyer practicing in mostly rural McHenry County, Illinois, I have clients come to our office frequently who have had trees cut down by neighbors who do not bother to find out where the property line is located. You would think this type of claim would be simple because liability is not an issue…

Injured Agricultural Workers Trapped in an Insurance Cycle in Illinois

When tragic accidents occur on the job, it is good to know that you have both the medical insurance and workers’ compensation options to cover the costs of your medical care. Or do you? What if you are one of the few exceptions to your state’s workers’ compensation laws? What if your medical insurance denies…

Illinois Speed Limit to Increase?

The Illinois Senate Executive Committee voted 7-5 last month to advance a bill increasing the speed limit for all vehicles on interstates to the Senate floor. SB 3668 would increase the speed limit to 70 mph, except in Chicago and surrounding areas. While the bill’s sponsor, Sen. Dale Risinger, told the State Journal-Register that higher…