Dedicated Bicycle Accident Lawyers in Chicago
Our attorneys have recovered tens of millions for injured bicyclists
Bicycles have become an increasingly common form of transportation and an important part of our everyday lives. No matter how diligent bicyclists are about safety, however, some bicyclists will still become the victims of a crash caused by somebody else. The bicycle accident attorneys of Keating Law Offices, P.C. have a strong commitment to protecting their rights.
Many bicyclists have stories of “near-misses” with a car or of an encounter with an angry driver. Even in communities with bike lanes and routes meant to provide greater protection and visibility to bicyclists, there are incidents of drivers “dooring” bicyclists by opening their car doors into a bicyclist’s path or “buzzing” bicyclists by passing too closely.
Under Illinois law, bicyclists have the same right to use our roads as motor vehicles. The law specifically requires motor vehicle drivers to use due care to avoid hitting bicyclists. All too frequently, however, bicycle crashes occur, and bicyclists are injured because of dangerously careless or inattentive drivers.
A long history of helping injured bicyclists
Our firm has the experience and knowledge to get you the justice you deserve. Since 2008, we have recovered millions of dollars for our clients and their families. Along the way we have forced negligent motorists to be held accountable and prevented insurance companies from taking advantage of injured bicyclists.
Many bicyclists who are hit by cars suffer injuries with severe and long-term consequences. Their medical expenses can be overwhelming, and they are often left unable to return to work right away. We build strong cases to help our clients get the financial compensation they deserve.
Bicycles are a primary mode of transportation for many commuters going to and from work and one of the most popular recreational activities for families. When you’ve been injured, you need experienced and dedicated representation. We have a strong commitment to protecting the rights of bicyclists and making our roads accessible to everyone.
Our lawyers are national leaders in the field of bicycle law. Attorney Michael S. Keating, our founder, currently serves as the chair of the Bicycle Litigation Committee for the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Our law firm handles more bicycle accident cases in courts in Illinois than any other firm in Illinois.
Proud advocates for bicyclists across the state
Bicycling is at a critical stage and faces strong opposition from people and organizations that believe that our streets are for motor vehicles only. We have a proud tradition of advocating for the rights of all bicyclists. We are active in fighting for positive changes for bicyclists at the city and state-wide levels.
In 2016, attorney Michael Keating was instrumental in the passing of “Dennis’s Law.” This new Illinois bicycle law specifically clarified that Illinois bicyclists were entitled to all the rights as the drivers of motor vehicles and that bicycles themselves were vehicles entitled to the roadways in Illinois.
Included in the firm’s history of success are many high-profile cases that have been profiled in the media including on FOX News, ABC News, NBC News, CBS News, the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times. The firm also publishes the Illinois Bicycle Law blog, which provides information on legal aspects surrounding bicycling.
You can trust the dedicated bicycle accident attorneys at Keating Law Offices, P.C. to help. If you or a bicyclist you know has been injured by a reckless or careless driver, please contact us today. We offer a free consultation with absolutely no obligation. We are here to help.