Personal Injury

Serious accidents and injuries require legal support and attention. Take advantage of complimentary consultations as well as resources found here.

Car Necessities for Car Accidents

Car accidents occur throughout Bloomington and McLean County. Use these tips to make your misadventure a little smoother: Keep your phone charged. Have a phone charger in your car at all times. A charged phone can keep the communication lines open while you are putting together the pieces of the puzzle. Your phone can also be used to take photos of...

Rear-End Collisions in Central Illinois

 McLean County Whiplash Injury Attorney Throughout Central Illinois, the Midwest, and America, rear-end collisions happen every day. The consequences that can range from minor damage to the vehicle to injuries that are life-changing. It is important, after a rear-end crash injury occurs, to establish liability and obtain fair compensation. The...

The Most Common Back Surgery Options

Over the years McCarron Law Firm has worked with numerous clients who have had to have back surgery. Many options exist to relieve pain and restore function; here are the most common: Spinal fusion: Spinal fusion permanently merges multiple bones in the spinal column to eliminate motion between vertebrae. By eliminating this motion and increasing s...

The Significance of MRIs

 After X-rays, MRIs are the most common diagnostic tests ordered by doctors to address ongoing back and neck pain. An MRI is a noninvasive test that is the most sensitive spinal diagnostic tool commonly used in clinical practice. An MRI will not only show the vertebra, but it will also show the disks, the spinal cord and the spaces between ver...

The Importance of Medical Treatment Following an Injury

 Anytime injury strikes, whether personal or on the job, it can be overwhelming. Here is some important advice highlighting medical treatment for injury clients of McCarron Law Firm. Obtain all of your medical treatment as soon after your date of injury as possible. The longer you delay any treatment, the more likely the insurance company will...

Types of Neck Injuries

An accident that results in a neck injury can change your life in an instant. If you were injured in a car accident, workplace accident, or any other kind of accident it is important to understand what time of injury you have sustained. Below are a few different types of neck injuries. Muscle Strain – A strain is an injury to the ligaments, connect...

Doctor and Patient Interaction After an Injury

 Anytime injury strikes, whether personal or on the job, it can be overwhelming. Here is some advice highlighting doctor/patient interaction for injury clients of McCarron Law Firm. When your doctor asks you how your injury is doing, it is important that you keep three things in mind: Do NOT just indicate to the doctor how you feel that instan...

Back and Neck Injury FAQs

What can I expect at the doctor's office? Your doctor will perform many clinical tests to gain information regarding your symptoms and injury history. The course of treatment will depend on the information you provide, along with X-ray results, which are often taken early on as they are relatively inexpensive. What will X-rays indicate? X-rays can,...

Treatment Options for Severe Back Injuries

 An upper or lower back injury caused by damage to the spinal cord or vertebrae can cause extreme pain, tingling, or numbness that can affect every aspect of your life. Bloomington back injuries attorney Joe McCarron understands this, and he uses his vast knowledge of medical procedures to create strong cases that help you obtain the compensat...

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. If it is a car accident, your car or the other car involved may have damage repaired that could destroy evidence of how the collision o...

5 Most Common Causes of Spinal Injuries

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Spinal injuries consist of damage to any part of the spinal cord or surrounding nerves, which can cause symptoms such as complete or altered loss of movement and sensation to heat, cold and touch. Spinal injuries can be separated into traumatic and nontraumatic depending on the severity. Most often these injuries result from a traumatic blow to the...

Common Types of Spinal Cord Injuries

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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...

10 Most Common Types of Workplace Injuries

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 The National Safety Council reports that over seven million workplace injuries are occurring every year in the U.S. That's 12,990 injuries every day. The goal of every worker should be to return home safely. It's important to understand the most common types of workplace injuries to be aware of the dangers and prevent one of these accidents f...

Injury Compensation Results for Bloomington-Normal Residents

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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...

4 Causes of Quadriplegic Injuries

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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 ...

Personal Injury Myths: 4 Things You Need to Know

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 Many have preconceived ideas about personal injury lawsuits, most of which are seldom true. It's always best to know the facts when you sustain an injury in an accident and seek a lawyer's assistance as necessary. That's why we're here to debunk a few myths regarding personal injury law: 1. Having insurance erases the need for a lawyer. False...

3 Harsh Realities of Brain Injury Victims

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March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, and McCarron Law Firm wants to acknowledge the many challenges victims face on a daily basis. Approximately 2.5 million people experience a traumatic brain injury, according to the Brain Injury Association of America. These people not only experience physical difficulties but must learn to overcome emotional a...

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 be...

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. Often there is evidence that should be protected right away. By not consulting an attorney early on, you may jeopardize your rights. There is no reason to give th...

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