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Frequently Asked Questions

Should I see a personal injury lawyer?

If you have a serious workplace injury, or have suffered a serious personal injury from a car or truck or motorcycle accident, you need representation. Your initial consultation is free and it is always worth your time when seeking information. McCarron Law Firm is right in downtown Bloomington, look at our locations and directions page for more detailed guidance. There is no obligation and no risk involved.


What type of cases does McCarron Law Firm Handle?

Joe McCarron is a personal injury lawyer who handles all injury claims, workers' compensations claims, and social security disability claims. He often sees clients who have been injured in a car, truck, or motorcycle accidents. And, he works with families on wrongful death and medical malpractice suits.


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

There are generally two types of agreements McCarron Law Firm reaches with clients;
1) contingency fee agreements and 2) hourly fee agreements.


Contingency Fee Agreements:

If your case regards a personal injury claim or workers' compensation claim, I will handle it on a contingency basis. 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.


Hourly Fee Agreements:

In other areas of law, such as in family law divorce situations, your case will more than likely be billed hourly and the total fee will be dependent upon how much time is needed to invest in the case. These hourly cases usually require a "retainer." A retainer is a sum of money which is held in an account that is separate from the main business account. The final fee to the amount held in the retainer at the close of your case. The amount of the retainer depends on the number and complexity of issues anticipated. For hourly cases, McCarron Law Firm will not take any action on your behalf until agreed Joe McCarron will be representing you and have received your retainer fee in full.


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 the time 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? How will I feed my family?

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


What are your office hours?

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.


How can I contact McCarron Law Firm?

Schedule a free consultation and talk with Joe McCarron about your situation by filling out our online form or by calling us at 309-820-1010. Our office is located in downtown Bloomington, Illinois.