Monday, May 7, 2012

Keating Law Offices Retained to Represent Injured Hyde Park Bicyclist

The Illinois Bicycle Law trial attorneys at Keating Law Offices have been retained to represent a Hyde Park man who was injured while riding his bike in the Hyde Park neighborhood on Chicago's South Side.

The bicyclist was injured when he was struck by a motorist on May 1st while riding at 55th and Lake Park on the South Side. This neighborhood has a large number of bicyclists primarily due to its proximity to the University of Chicago's main campus. In addition, the neighborhood is close to the lakefront path and the Museum of Science and Industry. Most recently, the neighborhood's fame has increased due to its proximity to the home of President Barack Obama.

The client is a native of Hyde Park and was struck only blocks from his home while on his way to work. He was taken from the scene by ambulance to the University of Chicago Hospital where he was treated and released. The bicyclist now faces follow-up medical treatment. Based on Keating Law Offices' review of the Illinois Motorist Report, it appears the investigating Chicago Police Officer concluded that the motorist was responsible for the collision. Keating Law Offices has already ordered an official copy of the police report, the ambulance report, and the medical records from University of Chicago Hospital. The firm has also contacted GEICO insurance company which insures the offending motorist.

If you have any questions regarding this post or an issue involving Illinois personal injury law, please contact Illinois Bicycle Attorney Mike Keating at 312-208-7702 or 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All e-mails and phone calls are returned promptly. All initial consultations are confidential and free.