When to Consider Hiring a Real Estate Attorney

While not legally required to hire a real estate attorney if you have plans to buy or sell a home or piece of property in Illinois or any other state. This being said, there are some times when you’ll want to hire an attorney with a solid knowledge of real estate matters and related issues.…

Why Get Witness Info at Intersection Accidents?

While we certainly hope you have safe experiences on the road, there are times when unexpected situations can occur. In fact, there were more than 300,000 total vehicle crashes in Illinois in 2020, according to Illinois Car Crash Statistics reported by Top Driver. A common place where motor vehicle accidents occur is at busy intersections.…

Handling a Personal Injury Case Remotely During COVID-19

Uncertainty remains when it comes to COVID-19. However, this doesn’t mean you still can’t receive the attention you need and deserve if you’ve sustained a personal injury. Yes, you can still schedule in-person meetings with a lawyer as long as you follow recommended COVID-19 safety steps. However, if you prefer remote assistance, there are ways…

Personal Injury, Dog Bites, and Homeowners Insurance

More than 4 million dog bites occur each year in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Oftentimes, this type of personal injury involves a dog the victim is familiar with. Even if this isn’t the case, you may be wondering whether or not this type of liability is…

Which Insurance Company Takes Care of Health Coverage Following a Car Accident

If you are involved a car accident, the first concern, understandably, is taking care of any immediate medical needs you may have that require urgent attention. However, there will come a time when you’ll need to deal with insurance-related issues, which usually comes down to two main concerns: Damage to your vehicle Health-related expenses While…

Why GAP Insurance Is Important for Car Accident Victims

GAP (guaranteed asset protection) insurance is a type of optional car insurance coverage for vehicle owners. If you happen to be involved in a car accident, including one that’s not your fault, GAP insurance can make it easier to obtain a new vehicle without having a big out-of-pocket burden. Today, we’re going to take a…

Franks Gerkin Ponitz Greeley

We are excited to announce that Joseph Ponitz and Steve Greeley, who have been partners for many years, are now named partners and the firm. The firm’s name is no longer Franks Gerkin McKenna, it is now known as Franks, Gerkin, Ponitz & Greeley. We treat each case as though it were our own. We…

Why You Should Avoid Making Statements to the Opposing Insurance Company

If you’ve ever sustained a personal injury or been injured on the job, you’ll likely reach a point where you’ll have to deal with an opposing insurance company at some point. They may also ask you to make statements about your situation. This may seem like a reasonable request, but it’s something we advise against…

Duties of Stores to Clean Up Liquids and Prevent Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents account for more than a million emergency room visits each year. One of the possible ways this type of personal injury can occur is by slipping on spilled liquids not properly cleaned up in a publicly accessible store. Today, we’re going to discuss what responsibilities or duties a store has when…

Why Your Own Insurance Company Should Handle a Claim

Damage to property or injury has the potential to be more than just an annoyance. It can also be costly, which is why it’s a good idea to promptly file a claim. However, if you are entitled to have the individual who caused the damage pay through their insurance company because of an at-fault situation,…