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The 5 Most Dangerous Times to Drive

All motorists should practice safe driving when behind the wheel and be aware of the dangers that may come from being on the road. Every year, the National Safety Council estimates how many fatalities occur from motor accidents. In 2019 there were an estimated 38,800 annual motor vehicle fatalities. According to the American Automobile Association, holiday seasons have proven to be some of the more dangerous days to drive.

Thanksgiving Season - With more than 55 million people hitting the road for Thanksgiving this past year, it became the second busiest Thanksgiving for road travel since 2000. Check out these helpful tips to avoid some of the worst holiday traffic.

The Weekend - It is no surprise that driving can get a little crazier on weekends. Studies have shown that typically there are more vehicles on the roads from Friday evening through Sunday morning.

Memorial Day Weekend - Memorial Day weekend can also be a bad day for drivers. Statistics show that this is often the weekend that people start to venture outdoors due to the nicer weather. Memorial Day weekend is also the time when teens kickstart their summers. The fact that more teens ages 16 to 19 years are on the road may contribute to higher crash statistics during this time, according to the Centers for Disease and Control.

Snow Days - Snow and ice reduce traction and visibility when driving and can lead to an increased risk for crashes. According to the Federal Highway Administration, more than 116,800 people are injured in auto accidents when snowfall and ice are present.

New Year's Day - This day has more alcohol-related crashes than any other holiday. All states have laws against driving while impaired. Driving under the influence contributes to 28% of all traffic-related deaths. If you are hosting a social event where alcohol will be served, remind your guests to plan ahead and designate their sober driver.

If you or a loved one has previously suffered from a car, motorcycle, or semi-truck accident, having an attorney by your side can ensure that you get the compensation you deserve. McCarron Law Firm is conveniently located in Downtown Bloomington. Visit us online or call 309-820-1010 to schedule your free consultation.

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Reduce Your Risk for Motorcycle Injury

A majority of motorcycle accidents happen when cyclists are following the rules of the road, going the speed limit, and enjoying the ride. Each year, almost 5,000 people are killed in motorcycle accidents. While you're less protected from an accident on a motorcycle than you would be in a car, you can still ride safely. There are certain precautions you should take before heading out on the road. Here's how you can reduce your risk for motorcycle injury:

1. Wear a Helmet

Wearing a helmet while riding your motorcycle reduces your risk of head injury by 69% and reduces your risk of death by 42%. Those are some pretty convincing statistics. Head injuries are one of the leading causes of death and disability in America, so taking all the precautions for head injuries is necessary for your health.

2. Be Alert

Paying attention to other drivers on the road is important for your safety. While you may be the safest driver on the road, the car next to you could be texting, drunk, or just not paying attention to other motorists. Also, keep an eye out for road conditions. Potholes or stray tires in the middle of the road can cause severe accidents for motorcyclists.

3. Check the Weather

Getting rained on while out for a ride is not only annoying; it can be extremely unsafe. Make sure you check the weather before you head out for a ride. However, there are safe ways to ride if you find yourself stuck in challenging weather. Check out these tips to stay safe.

4. Be Visible

It can be hard for other drivers on the road to see you when you're on your bike, especially at night. Consider investing in gear that is reflective or colorful. Neutral colored clothing and bikes make riders less visible. Make sure that everyone around you on the road can see you and help prevent an accident.

Motorcycle injuries can be extremely devastating. It's essential to take as many precautions as possible to avoid injury or even worse, death. You should be able to get on the road with ease, knowing you've taken the necessary steps to stay safe. McCarron Law Firm is here to help in the event of serious motorcycle accidents and even fatalities.

If you or a family member have been seriously injured from a motorcycle accident, you will have to make decisions regarding your medical care and will surely have insurance companies wanting to talk with you right away. Joe McCarron is an experienced motorcycle litigation attorney who will fight for you. Schedule a free consultation or give McCarron Law Firm a call today at (309) 820-1010. 

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Covid-19 Communications

We're living in unprecedented times. We're spending more times in our homes than ever before, most businesses are closed, and toilet paper has become a rare commodity. McLean county is resilient and will band together to keep as many businesses open as possible. Supporting local businesses is more important now than it has ever been. While Covid-19 continues to affect the world as we know it, we can be grateful that in McLean County we are not being hit as hard as other areas. 

Covid-19 in McLean County:
As we enter May 2020, McLean County has 94 confirmed cases that have resulted in 3 deaths. Well over half of the cases have affected people 40 years and older. While this is not close to being over, more businesses are slowly being able to open even if it's just for video appointments or curbside service. 

Our Essential Workers:
Not everyone is home. Medical staff, grocery store workers, and attorneys are among the many essential workers who continue to go in so we can have the things that are needed for society to continue to function. 

McCarron Law Firm is open:
Attorneys are essential. McCarron Law Firm has remained open throughout this crisis to ensure any and all of your legal needs will be met if needed. We have representatives standing by, ready to schedule take calls and schedule appointments 24 hours a day, 7-days a week. We're scheduling appointments via phone and video conferencing to ensure that your needs can always be met. 

If you're in need of legal advice right now, Joe McCarron is here for you! Joe has over 20 years of experience in McLean County and focuses heavily in personal injury, worker's compensation, and social security disability Schedule a free consultation and talk with us or call us at (309) 820-1010. We stay open for our community!
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Injury Compensation Results for Bloomington-Normal Residents

Joe McCarron is a local injury compensation attorney who loves serving the people of McLean County and has been doing it so since 2001! Joe appreciates living in a safe and vibrant community where he and his wife enjoy raising their children. Joe is honored to call Bloomington-Normal his home and makes sure to give back to his community by being an involved attorney who knows how to seek injury compensation results for his local Bloomington-Normal residents! 

Why Does Having a Local Attorney Matter?
When choosing an attorney, you may be bombarded with options from all over the state. Why would you travel or trust someone who doesn't know our community? When you choose a local attorney, like Joe McCarron, you can trust he knows the residents, businesses, judges, and how the McLean County court system works. With almost two decades of experience in Bloomington-Normal, Joe has experience with extensive injury compensation cases right in our local courthouse. Joe's office is in Downtown Bloomington, located right next to the McLean County Courthouse, giving him the ability to be there quickly, ensuring he never misses anything important to your case.

Expert Areas
Joe McCarron has expertise in many different injury compensation areas. If you experience personal injury, this could range from car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, spine, neck and back injuries, and workers' compensation. Joe has seen it all and knows how to get you the best compensation results for your injury.

Joe McCarron is your Bloomington-Normal, Illinois lawyer who is proud to represent clients in the Bloomington-Normal area. If you've recently suffered from a personal injury and are looking for a local attorney, you don't have to look far! Joe is here for you. McCarron Law Firm is conveniently located in Downtown Bloomington at 624 N. Main St. Visit us online or call 309-820-1010 to schedule your free consultation.
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Truck Accidents Claim vs. Car Accident Claim

Vehicle accidents are a major inconvenience for all parties involved. With over 6 million car accidents and 415,000 truck accidents per year, it's important to know the proper steps to take post-accident to avoid any additional stress. There are many factors that make truck accident and car accident claims unique. Consider the following. 

Injuries: Truck accidents tend to cause more severe injuries and fatalities than car accidents due to the sheer size and weight of the different vehicles. Because of this, compensation awarded in truck accidents is often much more than in car accident claims. 

Liability: When it comes to car accidents, it is sometimes more clear which party is responsible for the accident. This makes a claim much easier when you can file it against another driver. However, with truck accidents, many routes of liability can be discovered. This is why having a great lawyer can go a long way with truck accident claims. 

Insurance: Insurance companies want to pay as little as possible when it comes to accidents. While regular driving insurance for cars can seem complicated, insurance for commercial trucks is full of additional policies, which makes filing claims more difficult. Having as much information about the accident and all parties involved is vital to filing a claim and maximizing your chances for compensation. 

Regulations: Unlike cars, commercial trucks are governed by many state and federal trucking regulations. These regulations can affect the maintenance of trucks to the number of hours drivers can drive. Knowing these regulations and following them can help your case. Lawyers are great resources for going over all of the regulation's truckers must follow and making sure none were broken during an accident. 

After a serious truck or car accident, it's important to contact an experienced lawyer. Joe McCarron of McCarron Law Firm has experience with car and truck accident compensation and can handle your case. To determine if you need a lawyer for your case, contact Joe today online or call 309-820-1010 for a free initial consultation!
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4 Causes of Quadriplegic Injuries

Quadriplegia is the paralysis of all four limbs and often the torso as a result of damage to the spinal cord. The spinal cord's job is to send signals to the brain for it to process and interpret. If the spinal cord is damaged, it is unable to send these signals to the brain, resulting in paralysis. 

How Does Quadriplegia Happen?
1. Auto/Motorcycle Accidents
Car, truck, and motorcycle accidents often involve high speeds and blunt force, which can cause more severe spinal cord injuries. Over 17,000 new spinal cord injuries occur each year, with approximately 39% of those injuries resulting from an auto accident.

2. Sports/Recreational Activities
Sports with the highest risk for quadriplegia are diving, football, hockey, wrestling, skiing, and cheerleading. Sports-related injuries account for about 8% of spinal injuries each year.

3. Violence
Gunshot and stabbing wounds account for a high number of quadriplegia cases. Men are most commonly the victims of quadriplegia when it comes to violence.

4. Falling
Falls can cause major spinal damage. Falling off of ladders, buildings, and stairs are common accidents that can cause quadriplegia. Many of these situations are due to workplace accidents commonly reported at construction sites and in manufacturing warehouses.

If you or someone you love has experienced a spinal cord injury due to a motor vehicle or work-related accident having a dedicated attorney working on your behalf can ensure you get the compensation you deserve. McCarron Law Firm is available to you 24/7 to bring justice to your situation. Call to schedule a free consultation today at 309-820-1010.
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New Veterans Clinic Open in McLean County

McLean County veterans will benefit from a new outpatient medical clinic! This is the first Veterans Affairs clinic in the area, providing healthcare access for veterans in need. The clinic opened on November 18, 2019. This is a monumental step for the almost 22,000 veterans who live in Bloomington and Normal, IL, and surrounding areas. 

What will the clinic provide?
• Primary care will be provided by doctors, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers and medical support clerks.

• Mental health care will be provided by psychiatrists, psychologists, primary care/mental health integration providers, social workers, nurses, and clerks.

• Tele-health rooms will be designated for patients, nurses, and other medical specialists to meet using two-way interactive video and audio technology.

• Thirty-five full & part-time employees mentioned above, as well as dietitians and clinical pharmacists who are eager to serve veterans' healthcare needs.

The clinic hours will be from 7:45 am to 4:15 pm Monday through Friday, with the hope of extending the hours in the future. If you're a veteran in McLean County, we are glad that you have a local resource.

Here at McCarron Law Firm, we are proud to be part of a community that supports our veterans' needs. We understand the sacrifices you've made for our country, and we also want to give back to those who have served. If you or someone you know is a veteran looking for assistance with social security income and social security disability benefits, schedule a free consultation with McCarron Law Firm online or by calling 309-820-1010.
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Common Types of Personal Injury Claims

Personal injury law (also known as tort law), exists to make sure that people are held accountable for harm they cause to others. Here are a few of the most common types of claims:

1. Car Accidents
Car accidents are the most common cause for personal injury claims. Approximately 3 million people in the U.S. are injured in car accidents each year with 27% of these accidents resulting in a non-fatal injury. To win proper compensation, you need to prove that the other driver caused the accident and that your injuries were caused by the accident. You'll also need to provide evidence of your medical care costs and pain/suffering you've experienced as a result of the accident.

2. Truck Accidents
It's important to note that truck accidents are a separate case from car accidents, as they involve more parties and require different levels of proof. The driver, trucking company, shipping company, maintenance crew, etc. may each hold some level of responsibility for the accident. With this type of claim, you'll need to prove that the truck driver was negligent. You'll want to find out information such as whether their license was active or suspended, how many traffic tickets they've received, how many other accidents the driver was involved in, etc.

3. Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice happens when a medical professional fails to provide proper care to a patient, resulting in pain, lost work, a decline in mental health, or additional medical bills. Many of these claims can be put into the following categories: failure to diagnose, improper treatment, or failure to warn a patient of risks. In order to prove that medical malpractice occurred, you'll need to show that a doctor-patient relationship existed, the doctor was negligent, your injury was a result of your doctor's negligence, and the injury resulted in specific damages.

4. Wrongful Death
A wrongful death claim can occur following a person's death if their death was a result of someone else's negligence or intentional action. This type of personal injury case is usually filed by a representative of the victim such as a spouse or parent/guardian. The plaintiff needs to prove that the defendant owed a duty of care to the victim, the defendant breached their duty of care, and that the defendant's action directly caused the victim's death.

There are also many other less common types of situations that can be categorized under personal injury. These can include things like animal bites, nursing home abuse, food poisoning, asbestos exposure, etc.

If you've recently been seriously injured as a result of someone else's negligence, you're not alone! Joe McCarron is your local resource for injury compensation results. With decades of experience, Joe will help you navigate through the complex court system until justice has been achieved. Schedule a free consultation with McCarron Law Firm online or by calling 309-820-1010.
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What to Know About Social Security Disability for Veterans

You've courageously served our country and now you're disabled. What do you do? Nearly 3.8 million US Veterans are currently living with a disability. If you're a disabled veteran who can't work full-time, you have options. Here are several things you should know about social security disability benefits:

1. Even if you're already receiving benefits from Veterans Affairs, you can still apply for Social Security Disability.

2. VA disability compensation and Social Security compensation play by different rules.
Social Security evaluates whether your disability prevents you from working, while VA uses a percentage system to classify the severity of your disability.

3. There is no length of service requirement to receive benefits.

4. You can apply for Social Security Disability online, by phone, or by visiting your local Social Security office.

5. To apply for SSDI, you'll need a work history report and your medical records.

6. Social Security calculates your compensation based on your civilian and military earning history, while VA pays you according to how severe your condition is.

Requirements for Veterans' Social Security Disability Benefits
• You must prove that you are "totally and permanently disabled," meaning you are unable to work due to your medical condition.
• Your disability must have lasted or be expected to last at least one year.

Advantages of Receiving SSDI as a Veteran
• All military service members who were on active duty on or after October 1, 2001 receive an accelerated application process.
• If you have a VA rating higher than 70%, you are more likely to receive additional SSDI benefits.
• Many SSDI recipients can't earn money by working because it can affect their disability benefit eligibility. However, SSDI allows them to receive non-work military pay and does not put them at risk for disqualification.

It can be incredibly confusing and overwhelming to weave through the social security disability filing process. However, you always have the right to hire an attorney to help you. Joe McCarron is available to provide the assistance you need whether it's with the initial filing process or an appeal after a denied claim. Call to set up a free one-hour consultation today at 309-820-1010 or visit mccarronlawfirm.com for more information.
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Bloomington, Illinois Injury Attorney Fights For Justice Close to Home

Local personal injury attorney, Joe McCarron, loves serving the people of McLean County! He appreciates the active community and the people that work hard to make Bloomington-Normal a great place to live. He is proud to call Bloomington his home and makes sure to give back to the community as much as possible.

One of the greatest things about Bloomington is that there's always something to do for people of all ages. It's truly the perfect place to work, shop, dine, or play! The Downtown Bloomington Association and the Town of Normal each do a wonderful job of making sure there's always something fun happening around town. Spring and summer bring a variety of outdoor concerts and art festivals, Route 66 car shows, and downtown farmer's markets. You can also enjoy events during the fall and winter months such as Illinois State University and Illinois Wesleyan football and basketball games, the Baby Fold's Festival of Trees, and Wild Lights at Miller Park Zoo! And of course, you can't forget about all the amazing neighborhood shops and popular local restaurants that make this town special.

Upcoming Fall Events in Bloomington-Normal

Get out and enjoy all Blo-No has to offer! Check out what's happening around town this October.

Find more events by visiting http://www.visitbn.org/.

Downtown Bloomington First Friday
Friday, October 4th
115 E. Washington St. Bloomington, IL 61701
5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

36th Annual Land of Lincoln Thunderbirds – All Day Event
Sunday, October 6th
Hampton Inn & Suites
320 S. Towanda Ave. Normal, IL 61761

Halloween Hoopla
Friday, October 25th
Children's Discovery Museum
101 E. Beaufort St. Normal, IL 61761
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Downtown Bloomington Farmer's Market – Howl at the Market
Saturday, October 26th
Downtown Bloomington Museum Square
7:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Saturday, October 26th
5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday, October 27th
12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Miller Park Zoo
1020 S. Morris Ave. Bloomington, IL 61701

Joe McCarron is your Bloomington, Illinois lawyer with over two decades of experience representing clients in the Bloomington-Normal area. If you've recently suffered from a personal injury and are looking for help that's close-to-home, Joe is right here for you! McCarron Law Firm is conveniently located in Downtown Bloomington at 624 N. Main St. Visit us online or call 309-820-1010 to schedule your free consultation.

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Common Types of Spinal Cord Injuries

Accidents that result in spinal cord injuries can drastically change your life, causing symptoms like chronic pain, difficulty breathing, paralysis, loss of fertility, headaches, changes in personality, etc. Vehicular accidents and workplace accidents are common situations where spinal cord injuries and other traumatic physical damage can occur.

In the medical world, spinal cord injuries are split into two categories: incomplete or complete.

Incomplete Spinal Cord Injuries
With incomplete spinal cord injuries, the spinal cord is only partially severed, and the victim has sensory and motor function to some degree. These injuries account for over 60% of all spinal injuries. Some of the most common types include:

  • Anterior cord syndrome – an injury to the front of the spinal cord that interferes with patient sensations of pain, touch, and temperature. Patients with this syndrome often have a high potential for recovery.
  • Central cord syndrome – an injury to the center of the spinal cord that includes a loss of sensation where recovery of arm movement is rare, but recovery of leg movement is probable.
  • Brown-Sequard syndrome – an injury to one side of the spinal cord that allows movement and sensation on only one side of the body.

Complete Spinal Cord Injuries
Complete spinal cord injuries involve a complete separation of the spinal cord where the victim has no sensory or motor function.

  • Tetraplegia (also known as quadriplegia) – an injury involving damage to the cervical spinal cord that produces paralysis of all limbs, respiratory difficulties, and damaged bladder and bowel function.
  • Paraplegia – an injury that results from damage to the thoracic spinal cord and involves a complete loss of sensation and movement in the lower half of the body.
  • Triplegia – an injury that is usually due to an incomplete spinal cord injury that involves the paralysis of three limbs 

Have you or someone you know suffered from a spinal cord injury due to a vehicular or workplace accident? Having a dedicated attorney working on your behalf can ensure that you get the compensation you deserve. McCarron Law Firm is available to you 24/7 to bring justice to your situation.Call to schedule a free consultation today! 309-820-1010

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What to Do After a Workplace Injury

So, you've recently been injured at work and you're left thinking, "now what?" A work injury can be a difficult and overwhelming situation to process through. That's why we're here to explain the steps you need to take to receive the benefits you deserve. Look at the following things you should do immediately after suffering a workplace injury.

1. Inform Your Employer

It's critical that you clearly explain what happened to your employer as soon as possible. Failing to inform them within 45 days can put you at risk for losing benefits. Notification can be through oral or written communication. However, it is advised that injured workers opt for written communication, as the document can be used as evidence later.

Include as much information as you can, such as:

  • Date, time, and place of the accident
  • Explanation of the injury and symptoms you are experiencing

2. Seek Medical Treatment
You should immediately visit a doctor after sustaining a workplace injury not only for your health but to maximize your benefits. Medical treatment is a critical step in workers' compensation claims, even if the injury seems only to be minor. The faster you see a doctor, the faster you can recover. This also gives your employer and/or their insurance company a limited opportunity to argue that your injury was not work-related.

3. File Your Claim

After you notify your employer, they should immediately give you a claim form to fill out. It's important to note that benefits cannot be provided until this form is completed. If your employer is unable to provide you with these documents, contact your nearest Illinois Worker's Compensation Office for assistance. Make sure to only complete the "Employee" section, sign and date the form, and keep a copy for your records.

4. Seek Out an Attorney
Unfortunately, most worker's compensation claims are denied due to many factors. You have the right to appeal, but this process can be extremely confusing. That's why it's important to find an experienced attorney to assist you with the appeal process – and fast!

If you've recently suffered a workplace injury, dedicated attorney Joe McCarron can help. He will walk you through the process and stand up for your rights to get you the best possible compensation. Don't worry. Don't wait. Just call. 309-820-1010 

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The 4 Most Common Motorcycle Accidents

Driving a motorcycle is fun but can also be extremely dangerous. Even if you're a safe cyclist and have the best safety gear, you're still at risk every time you're on the road. Although you can take steps to prevent a motorcycle accident, it's important to watch out for other vehicles and understand the most common types of accidents that can occur.

1. Car Lane Change

Motorcycles are significantly smaller than cars and trucks and can easily slip into their blind spots. Oftentimes, accidents happen because another vehicle veers over into your lane unexpectedly. Be sure to check for signs that the vehicle next to you is going to change lanes – turn signal, head movement, turning wheels, etc.

2. Alcohol-Related Crash

Nearly half of all motorcycle accidents involve alcohol. Most of these crashes result in death, as there is less protection to the passenger than in an enclosed vehicle. Prevention of this accident is simple; don't drink and ride.

3. Hit From Behind

Fender benders are one of the most common car accidents; however, these can be especially dangerous for motorcyclists. Sometimes other vehicles underestimate the space needed between their vehicle and your motorcycle. Avoid this by watching your mirrors, flashing your brake lights, and being prepared to move out of the way if you see someone coming behind you at a high speed.

4. Left Turn at an Intersection

Many motorcycle accidents occur at intersections where other vehicles either fail to see a cyclist or they misjudge their speed and turn left in front of them. Keep an eye out for other vehicles that could turn in front of you and hover your foot on the brake as a precaution.

The majority of motorcycle accidents don't occur out of reckless behavior. Usually, cyclists are following the rules of the road. Most often, severe and fatal motorcycle injuries involve a collision with another vehicle or vehicles. Have you or someone you know recently suffered from a serious motorcycle injury due to an accident? McCarron Law Firm is here to help you understand your rights and work with you and for you to obtain the highest possible compensation. Call us today to schedule your consultation. 309-820-1010 

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The Top 5 Most Dangerous Jobs in America

According to the National Safety Council, there are a few common denominators among American jobs with the highest death rates. These include: working at dangerous heights, the use of hazardous machinery, and driving for extended periods. All of the following jobs were ranked according to the number of recorded fatal injuries. See if your job makes the list:

1. Fishers

Fishing jobs top the list of the most dangerous jobs with drowning being the number one cause. Commercial fishing requires physically demanding work and exposure to severe weather out on the water. Access to medical care may be unavailable, as most of their work is done far from civilization.

2. Logging Workers

In the logging industry, workers are required to participate in intense physical work within remote areas. Common accidents include being struck by a log or branch or harmed by sharp machineries such as harvesters or chainsaws.

3. Pilots and Flight Engineers

Pilots and flight engineers are constantly at risk of sustaining a severe injury or dying in a crash. Their work is also extremely mentally and physically challenging with the stress of schedules and layovers, which can lead to extreme exhaustion.

4. Roofers

Obviously, roofing work involves working at dangerous heights. There is always a risk of falling from scaffolds, ladders, and rooftops, which can result in serious injury or death. These workers can also be at risk for heat-related illness due to working in direct sunlight in extremely hot temperatures.

5. Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors

The majority of these workers spend a great deal of time in vehicles. As a result, most fatal injuries are caused by auto accidents. However, they are also exposed to various pollutants that can cause serious sickness.

When you suffer from a workplace injury or you have an accident at work, it's critical that you have an experienced workers' compensation attorney on your side. Joe McCarron can be the advocate you need. He will guide you throughout the entire process and provide you with top-notch representation to obtain the amount of compensation you rightfully deserve. Schedule your consultation today by visiting the McCarron Law Firm website or calling us at 309-820-1010. 

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6 Tips for Motorcycle Accident Prevention

It's not a surprise that riding a motorcycle is one of the most dangerous places to be. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcyclists are almost 28 times more likely to die in a crash. However, practicing motorcycle safety can prevent your risk of being involved in an accident. Follow these tips to stay safe on your two-wheeler:

1. Get Licensed and Practice

Illinois motorcyclists must pass both a written and on-bike riding exam before receiving a motorcycle license, but that's not all you should do. Practice makes perfect. Driving a car and driving a motorcycle are two completely different experiences that require different knowledge and skills, so make sure you know your stuff.

2. Check Your Bike Before You Ride

A bike requires the same maintenance as a car. Before every ride, you should check your tire pressure, brakes, headlights, fluid levels, etc. to ensure a safe ride.

3. Wear a Helmet

Prevent brain injury by protecting your head with a full-face Department of Transportation approved helmet whenever you ride.

4. Wear the Right Gear

Your arms and legs should be completely covered during a motorcycle ride to not only protect you in the event of a crash but to prevent dehydration caused by the wind and direct exposure to the sun. It's also wise to wear bright colors to make sure you are seen by other motorists.

5. Obey Traffic Laws

Make sure to obey all speed limits, signs, traffic lights, etc. Drive responsibly by keeping enough space between your bike and other vehicles, proceeding with caution at intersections, etc.

6. Don't Drive Under the Influence

Steer clear of drugs and alcohol, as they can impact your coordination, balance, vision, reaction time, and overall judgment, all of which are necessary to operate any type of vehicle.

McCarron Law Firm is here to help in the event of serious motorcycle accidents and fatalities. If you or a family member has been seriously injured from a motorcycle accident, you need an experienced auto accident attorney who can make sure that you know your rights, will utilize the law to protect your interests, and help you receive the maximum compensation possible. Don't worry, don't wait. Just call. 309-820-1010 

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