Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Attorney Michael Keating Addresses National Trial Lawyer's Meeting On State of Bicycle Law

Attorney Michael S. Keating of Keating Law Offices
Keating Law Offices, P.C. attorney Michael Keating was a featured speaker at this summer's annual convention of the American Association for Justice (AAJ). AAJ is the nation's largest trial lawyers organization. Formerly known as the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, AAJ is one of the most prominent advocacy organizations in the United States. Mr. Keating has also served as the Chair of the AAJ Bicycle Litigation Committee for the three years.

Faculty for National Trial Lawyers Convention

Mr. Keating's presentation was a part of the Continuing Legal Education programs offered by AAJ at its annual conventions. As a member of the AAJ Faculty, Mr. Keating presenting a program entitled, "Why Bike Crash Cases Are Different Than Motor Vehicle Cases." The program focused on how bicycle crash cases must be treated differently because of the differences in laws and how bicycles are used. Not only are there specific laws that only apply to bicycles, but in many instances bicycles are used on bicycle-specific infrastructures such as bike lanes and bike paths. The goal of the program was to educate fellow trial lawyers throughout the United States regarding the emerging issues related to bicycle crash cases. 

National Leaders in Bicycle Crash Litigation

This presentation was a part of the firm's commitment to advocating for the recognition of bicycle specific litigation as a common and necessary part of the law. Earlier this year Mr. Keating had two legal journal articles published regarding bicycle law. The article "Bicycling In An Automobile's World" was published in Trial magazine. The second article entitled "The Wheels of Change Keep Turning: Why the Popularity of Bicycling In Illinois Has Rendered Illinois Law Irrelevant" was published in the Summer 2016 edition of Trial Journal.

Keating Law Offices is the premiere personal injury law firm representing victims of bicycle accidents in Illinois. The firm is based in Chicago, Illinois and represents clients throughout Illinois. Attorney Michael Keating is a trial lawyer dedicated to representing injured bicyclists and their families. Mr. Keating is the Chair of the American Association for Justice's Bicycle Litigation Committee and a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyer Association's Board of Managers.