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In the spirit of giving, Keating Law Offices is proud to announce it is matching donations made to Equiticity’s end of the year “Turn on the Power, and Let Equity Flow” fundraiser up to $1,000.00 for Giving Tuesday. About Equiticity Equiticity, a racial equity movement founded in Chicago which advocates for racial equity, increased mobility and racial justice for communities of color across the United States, is embarking on a campaign to raise…
75-year-old cyclist, Efren Avitia, was killed in a crash in near west suburban Cicero on Friday, November 13, 2020. According to a Chicago Sun-Times article, the victim was struck by a vehicle when he was biking near 31st Street and Austin Boulevard at about 10:00 a.m. The victim was transported via ambulance from the scene of the crash to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead early Saturday morning. An autopsy of the…
Another Chicago-area bicyclist has lost their life in a hit-and-run crash. On November 14th, 27-year-old Dragomir Misic was struck in a fatal hit-and-run collision in west suburban Aurora. The bicyclist was riding near the intersection of Montgomery Road and White Eagle Drive around 7:30 p.m. The driver then fled the scene. Aurora Police are asking for the public’s help regarding any information about the crash.  If anyone knows any information about the collision, you are…
In the last year, the attorneys at Keating Law Offices obtained several million dollars in total settlements for its clients. The 2020 Chicago Lawyer Settlements Report recognized the firm among the top in Illinois for the past year. The 2020 Settlements Report features 118 firms in Illinois with settlements of $500,000.00 or more that were reported between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020. Keating Law Offices is proud to be recognized for two of its…
Last Thursday, November 5, 2020, a bicyclist was killed in a collision with a truck while cycling in southern Illinois. According to reports, 58-year-old David Coleson was riding a bicycle southbound on Illinois 3 near its intersection with Airport Road in Alexander County. Alexander County is best known for being the southernmost county in the State of Illinois.  The Illinois State Police reported that Mr. Coleson was killed after we was struck by a…
A 12-year-old Chicago cyclist was struck by a car on Chicago South Side in the South Chicago neighborhood. This is a sequence of events that unfortunately happens often on the densely populated streets of Chicago. This particular instance raises the issue of how the details of a crash matter in determining who bears responsibility under the law for a crash.  According to the Chicago Sun-Time article regarding the incident the crash occurred as the boy…
The City of Chicago has garnered a great deal of attention for its efforts in making Chicago more friendly to cyclists. A large part of the city’s efforts have been in enacting new laws designed to try and protect bicyclists. What is interesting is that one of the most explicit laws in Illinois is nearly forty years old. On August 12, 1981 Public Act 82-132 became law when it amended the Illinois Vehicle Code. It…
Another Chicago-area cyclist has been killed in a hit-and-run. This most recent tragedy unfolded this past Tuesday in Elgin when a reckless driver struck and killed one cyclist and left another critically injured. According to the Chicago Tribune and the Elgin Police Department, the shocking timeline began around 4 pm near East Chicago and Villa Court when the driver, Lance C. Neal of Elgin, IL struck his first victim. That victim was able to…
13-year-old Sam Yousif of Niles died after he was struck by the driver of a Chevrolet Silverado pick-up truck while riding his bike in Niles. On July 16, 2020, the Chicago Sun-Times reported that the teenage boy was crossing at the intersection of Waukegan Road and Cleveland Avenue when “he rode directly in front of a northbound 2014 Chevrolet Silverado.” However, the intersection of Waukegan Road and Cleveland Avenue is part of a clearly marked…
Late Monday night, a Chicago bicyclist tragically lost his life as a result of the injuries sustained when he was struck while bicycling on Chicago’s West Side. News outlets are reporting that 72-year-old Walter Williams, Jr. was hit in the early morning by a white sedan in the 1500 block of South Central Park Avenue in Lawndale. After being transported to a nearby hospital, he was tragically pronounced dead. Police later stopped a vehicle that…