Lake Forest Surgeon Killed Car Accident Involving Metra Train

When you consider that there are 6 million car accidents in the United States every year, it can be pretty unsettling. Auto accidents injure a staggering 3 million people every year, and 2/3rd of them will have to live with these impairments for the rest of their lives. It has been said that one death is a tragedy, but one million is a statistic, and thus, for many people this annual tally is nothing more than a sea of numbers. However, our lawyers have spent their careers serving the ‘ones,’ and we know that every fatality and injury comes with an individual or family who is now struggling to make ends meet. (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration)

Last weekend, a 35-year-old man was killed when his car was struck by a Metra train in Lake Forest. Authorities announced Monday that the victim was a Northwestern University Medical School professor, and a surgeon at the school’s Lake Forest Hospital. Eyewitnesses reported that they saw the man’s vehicle heading east on Old Mill road when the Metra crossing warning lights and bells began. It appears that the sedan maneuvered around the crossings lowered gates before being struck by the train, which carried it roughly 100 yards due to the force of the collision. At present, officials are continuing their investigation into the incident. (Chicago Tribune – Trib Local)

When it comes to motor vehicle accidents, the families of seriously injured or deceased victims must deal with incredible emotional strain, but we rarely stop to contemplate the excruciating fiscal toll these contretemps have. In 2010, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that the average cost of medical care and productivity loss associated with car accident injuries was approximately $100 billion, and this is an incredible burden to bear for those who are already dealing with the emotional roller coasters of an auto accident. To make matters worse, many of the two million people that suffer permanent injuries every year rely on their income to support their family or pay their living expenses, and this can place families in a very precarious spot. (Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association)

Our lawyers are committed to representing both individuals and the families of individuals who have suffered injuries or lost their lives due to carelessness or negligence on the part of others. Our attorneys are always happy to discuss the details of your claim, and we will help you take the best course of action for yourself and your family. This is the first step to getting the legal compensation you deserve, and putting your financial worries to rest so that you can focus on what really matters, recovering.

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