Monday, October 24, 2016

Attorney Mike Keating Presents to Illinois Trial Lawyers Association on Bike Law

Bicycle Law Attorney Mike Keating
Attorney Mike Keating of Keating Law Offices was honored to be chosen as a speaker at a recent Continuing Legal Education Seminar provided by the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. Mike Keating discussed recent trends in Illinois bicycle law including the recent changes to the Illinois Vehicle Code as a part of "Dennis's Law."

The legal 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.