Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a personal injury lawyer?

If you have a serious workplace injury or have suffered a serious personal injury from a car, truck, or motorcycle accident, you need representation. The actions you take or don't take can greatly impact your future. Insurance companies, employers, and other third parties may try to pressure you or influence you to settle your case when this is not in your best interest. You need information from an unbiased source who can help you make good decisions that are in your best interest. At McCarron Law Firm, you can get the information you need. Initial consultations are free of charge. There is no obligation and no risk involved.

How much will it cost to hire an injury personal injury attorney?

At McCarron Law Firm, we handle personal injury and worker's compensation cases on a contingency basis. This means that the fee will be a percentage of what is recovered for you and is dependent on achieving and/or collecting on a settlement or judgment. If you have a contingency fee agreement with McCarron Law Firm, you will not have to pay any attorney fees unless you collect.

And it is important to understand that before you enter into an agreement, you will receive a wealth of information. At McCarron Law Firm, we do not charge for our initial consultations. We offer complimentary information – so clients can clearly understand their rights and options. It's a pleasure to spend time with our clients and help them through this time in their lives.

What is a statute of limitation?

A statute of limitation is the time limit required to file a case. The amount of time varies depending on what type of case you have. For example, if there is a two-year statute of limitation, and you do not file before the end of the two years, your case may be barred. If your case is barred by the statute, it does not matter how strong your case is had it been filed on time. Sometimes the statute of limitations starts from when you knew or reasonably should have known. To protect yourself, we recommend that you seek legal counsel as soon as possible. Remember, it doesn't cost anything to schedule a consultation with McCarron Law Firm. A risk-free, complimentary consultation can help you decide if you have a valid case.

I need my job. Will my employer be angry if I hire a lawyer? Will I be fired? Will I be terminated?

It is unlawful for any employer to discharge, lay off or take any adverse employment action against an employee for taking advantage of their right to receive Workers' Compensation benefits and/or seek legal representation. Your employer will be liable to a lawsuit for lost wages and possibly punitive damages if they take adverse employment action due to your injury or claim. When an attorney represents you, your rights are protected. McCarron Law Firm will always be on your side.

When is McCarron Law Firm open?

Our office is officially open Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. However, we know that our clients work and have busy lives that extend beyond these hours. McCarron Law Firm is happy to schedule weeknight and weekend appointments whenever necessary. And you can schedule an appointment with us 24 hours a day, seven days a week. An appointment scheduler is standing by; we look forward to meeting you!

How can I contact McCarron Law Firm?

Schedule a free consultation with Joe McCarron today! You can call us 24 hours a day, 7-days a week, at our main number here in Bloomington Normal – 309-820-1010. If you are an email person, please feel free to fill out our online form for convenience. We are happy to schedule appointments at your convenience and now offer video conferencing and convenient options that are comfortable for all parties involved. And, if you need translation services or have any special requests, please let us know how we can help. Our team is here for you. Don't worry, Don't wait…just call.  

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