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Driving Drowsy vs. Driving Drunk: What Your Local Law Office Has to Say

Everyone knows how dangerous it is to drink and drive; we’re practically bombarded by regularly broadcasted announcements on the topic. However, it’s shocking that driving while drowsy, which is just as dangerous, often goes unmentioned. Still, we are left wondering how the two are related…

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October is Car Accident Awareness Month

Did you know that more car accidents happen in October than in any other month?  For this reason, October has become Car Accident Awareness Month.  According to the National Center for Statistics and Analysis (NCSA) Motor Vehicle Traffic Crash Data Survey, in 2015, Illinois experienced approximately 1,000 auto accident-related fatalities, an increase of 10% from the previous year.  

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Wrongful Death Claims in McLean County IL

McLean County Wrongful Death Attorney

Losing a family member is devastating. When that loss is unexpected, and has been caused by the negligence of another driver, it is even more damaging. In the aftermath of such a horrendous tragedy, family members are left with the emotional issues of the death and the financial burden of expensive medical bills, funeral expenses, and a loss of income.

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Obtaining Compensation For Workplace Injuries

McLean County Workers' Compensation Attorney

If you have suffered an injury on the job, you are likely concerned about getting medical treatment, paying your bills, and getting back on the job. Workers' compensation is available for people who have suffered work injuries. But often, those individuals need a lawyer's assistance to recover all of the benefits that they are entitled to receive.

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Workers' Compensation History and Basics

Workers' compensation is not a fault-based system and is premised on the idea that "the burdens of caring for the casualties of an industry should be borne by industry and not by the individuals whose misfortunes arise out of the industry … ," Supreme Court of Illinois (1954). Some questions about workers' compensation that Joe frequently answers for his clients are found below.

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Steps You Should Take When Personally Injured

  • Contact a Lawyer Immediately: Bloomington personal injury attorney Joe McCarron can help you understand exactly what you should do to give yourself the best chance of recovering compensation. He will also help you understand what to expect during the various stages of personal injury cases, from depositions to jury trials and everything in between.
  • Seek Medical Care: In all cases, it is vital to protect your health. If you are injured at your workplace, advise your doctor that you are seeking treatment under workers' compensation.
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Social Security Disability Eligibility

Social Security Administration | Disability Questions

The government uses a step-by-step five question process to determine your disability status:

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Seek Medical Care Immediately After Personal Injury

Preserve Your Health And Medical Evidence

It is important you see a doctor immediately following your accident so your injuries can be treated promptly.

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Rear-End Collisions in Central Illinois

McLean County Whiplash Injury Attorney

Throughout Central Illinois, the Midwest, and America, rear-end collisions happen every day.

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Hiring an Attorney for Personal Injury & Workers Compensation

When should I consult an attorney?

Since the initial consultation is free and you never owe any fee unless you recover, I highly recommend you consult a lawyer as soon as you are injured.

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Divorce Attorney in Central Illinois Fighting For Your Rights

McLean County Contested and Uncontested Divorce Attorney

One of the most emotional and most uncertain times in a person's life is during a divorce.

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Depositions: What Are They and Why Do They Matter?

What is a deposition?

A deposition is a discovery tool in which opposing parties can ask questions of the other side under oath. These questions and answers are usually taken down word-for-word by a transcriptionist, so the other party at trial can use the statements.

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Expert Child Custody and Support Attorney On Your Side

McLean County Child Custody/Child Support Attorney

Two of the most emotional legal issues associated with divorce are child custody and child support. Parents always want what is best for their children, but unfortunately, disputes happen that can be difficult to resolve and can tear families apart. It sometimes takes a skilled family lawyer to help arrive at effective resolutions through negotiation or in family court.

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Evidence and Insurance in Personal Injury Cases

Gathering Evidence

In personal injury cases, it is extremely important that a lawyer be contacted as soon as possible. In many cases, valuable evidence will be lost if there is a delay in documenting what happened.

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Common Causes of Workplace Injuries

When you are injured at your workplace, you have the same right to claim workers' compensation insurance benefits as you would for any other type of insurance benefits like health insurance or homeowners insurance. The only difference is how the claim is pursued, and the rights of the parties are defined by statute instead of by a policy.

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