|Bicycle Law Attorney Mike Keating|
The legals changes in "Dennis's Law" were made in the aftermath of the dismissal of charges against the driver involved in the death of Dennis Jurs because the judge argued that some legal cases in Illinois created a precedent that a bicycle is not a "vehicle" in Illinois and therefore a bicyclist was not entitled to the right of way. In addition, Mike Keating's presentation focused on ridership trends, increases in bicycling injuries and deaths, and what the trial lawyer bar can continue to do to advocate for victims of bicycle accidents in Chicago and throughout Illinois.
Attorney Mike Keating is a member of the Board of Managers for the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. He is a leading bicycle litigation attorney and advocate for bicyclists' rights and safe cycling. He currently serves as the Chair of the Bicycle Litigation Committee for the American Association for Justice, the nation's largest trial lawyers group. 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.