Tips for Preserving Records After a McHenry County Car Accident

Car accidents can be devastating, particularly when they result in an injury. The victim’s life is upended for the rest of the day, and if the injuries are severe, they may need weeks or months for recovery. Some victims will never make a full recovery. Severe injuries require ongoing care. An extended hospitalization, numerous surgeries,…

Franks Gerkin Mckenna Explains: How to Know if Your Personal Injury Case Warrants a Claim

From bicycle or car accidents to medical malpractice, numerous types of personal injury cases can warrant a claim. You will most likely be able to file a claim to collect compensation when another party’s negligence caused the situation for your injuries. Seven Kinds of Cases for Personal Injuries According to the American Bar Association, most…

McHenry County Pillars: Marengo Lawyer Herb Franks

Call Herb Franks a trailblazer, and he’ll bristle. Bring up the fact that the Marengo lawyer won the first $1 million verdict in McHenry County, or that he was the only attorney from this county to serve as the president of the Illinois Bar Association, and he’ll talk about the competitive drive deep within him.…

Types of Work Accidents in Personal Injury Cases

Personal injury is a serious matter that could result in permanent injuries or life-threatening illnesses. Many injuries are caused by work accidents that include defective equipment and slips and falls. Here are the most common types of accidents that occur in personal injury and workers’ compensation cases. Slips and Falls Slips and falls are the accidents occur most…

Manhole Covers: Foe or Friend?

Manholes aren’t something we think a lot about while we’re driving. They’re a small and seemingly insignificant part of our roads. But manholes that are unsecured can impart devastating damages — ones able to trigger injuries or even death. CBS revealed how thousands of manholes around the Greater Chicago Area (McHenry County, Boone County, etc.) have…

Wrongful Death Lawsuits

Too many times the misconduct or negligence of someone can cause a wrongful death. This is a very traumatic experience for the family of the deceased. They may be able to file a lawsuit. This action would be taken to obtain compensation for the losses experienced by them. Survivors may be entitled to receive compensation…

Take a Leap Forward Without Hesitation! Beat Bankruptcy Today

No one wants to ultimately file for bankruptcy assistance. But things arise in one’s financial career that can drive to that event. Generally, there is a reluctance to dive in and do what seems most financially sound. Many delay filing in the hopes that somehow someway their opportunity will come knocking or their commitments will…

Bankruptcy Protection. Stop Hesitating. Tackle Today to Protect Tomorrow.

No one envisions filing for Bankruptcy protection. Yet unforeseen life events can create financial difficulty and result in collection activity from creditors and the potential for insolvency. Many people feel a reluctance to move forward with making a decision about Bankruptcy. Some delay filing with the hopes that somehow, someway, their luck will change or…

Filing a Third-Party Compensation Claim: What You Need to Know

Third-party claims for compensation means holding someone other than your employer responsible for your injuries. Such cases could include the manufacturer of dangerous or defective products, a violation of a federal or state statute and negligent use of a motor vehicle. Every one of these examples helps you anticipate what to expect as they’re conditions…

Personal Injury Claims: What You Need to Know

Accidents happen every day and can affect a person’s life far into the future. If you’ve been in an accident that was not your fault, you could file a personal injury claim to receive compensation for your losses, such as medical bills and time lost at work. A personal injury lawyer at Franks Gerkin McKenna…