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Bicyclist says cop opened door in her path, files lawsuit

Heard this on the news last night, news item is here: http://bit.ly/T4rkHM. Will be interesting to see how it plays out.

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I filed the lawsuit yesterday in the Circuit Court of Cook County - Law Division. Here's a link to the posts on it at IllinoisBicycleLaw.com. I look forward to prosecuting this case to the fullest extent of the law. Taylor Street at that point has a dedicated bike lane and is a common route for bicyclists at UIC and the medical district. The fact that it was a cop (who we believe to be a sergeant) who doored the bicyclist makes this particularly egregious.

I would be more impressed by your law firm if you proof read your posts first...

Mike Keating said:

I filed the lawsuit yesterday in the Circuit Court of Cook County - Law Division. Here's a link to the posts on it at IllinoisBicycleLaw.com. I look forward to prosecuting this case to the fullest extent of the law. Taylor Street at that point has a dedicated bike lane and is a common route for bicyclists at UIC and the medical district. The fact that it was a cop (who we believe to be a sergeant) who doored the bicyclist makes this particularly egregious.

Wow. Sorry that I mistyped Amie as "Aime" and that lessens your view of my firm and our commitment to the dozens of injured bicyclists we've helped and cycling in Chicago in general. Have a nice day.

notoriousDUG said:

I would be more impressed by your law firm if you proof read your posts first...

Mike Keating said:

I filed the lawsuit yesterday in the Circuit Court of Cook County - Law Division. Here's a link to the posts on it at IllinoisBicycleLaw.com. I look forward to prosecuting this case to the fullest extent of the law. Taylor Street at that point has a dedicated bike lane and is a common route for bicyclists at UIC and the medical district. The fact that it was a cop (who we believe to be a sergeant) who doored the bicyclist makes this particularly egregious.

Her name is spelled "Aime" on the cap of the channel 7 news piece, so not hard to see where that came from.  Thanks for your work on this, Mike.

Well there was that as well; but I was referring to this sentence:

"She continues to received medical treatment."

Be upset about it if you like but this is stuff you are publishing to promote your business.  If I had to choose between you and another competing attorney things like that would factor into my choice.

Mike Keating said:

Wow. Sorry that I mistyped Amie as "Aime" and that lessens your view of my firm and our commitment to the dozens of injured bicyclists we've helped and cycling in Chicago in general. Have a nice day.

notoriousDUG said:

I would be more impressed by your law firm if you proof read your posts first...

Mike Keating said:

I filed the lawsuit yesterday in the Circuit Court of Cook County - Law Division. Here's a link to the posts on it at IllinoisBicycleLaw.com. I look forward to prosecuting this case to the fullest extent of the law. Taylor Street at that point has a dedicated bike lane and is a common route for bicyclists at UIC and the medical district. The fact that it was a cop (who we believe to be a sergeant) who doored the bicyclist makes this particularly egregious.

Good attorneys don't necessarily make good writers, or proofreaders.

Thanks again for the correction(s). I updated the blog and sincerely appreciate you reading it and taking the time to give feedback. But overall I think I'll let my record as an attorney fighting for bicyclists speak for itself rather than your nitpicking on typographical errors. I am confident that when the national trial lawyer's association (American Association for Justice) appoints me as the Chair of the Bicycle Litigation Committee next summer at their annual convention, that the appointment will have nothing to do with my typing ability. Have a nice Thanksgiving.

That link does not seem to work, what is the URL I want to read that.

Michelle Stenzel said:

Mike, thank you for the work you do on behalf of injured bicyclists.

 

May I suggest that you consider using the word "crash" or "collision" instead of "accident" in your blog posts? Here is an essay by Aaron Naparstek, former editor-in-chief of Streetsblog, that explains the reasoning.

Mike, thank you for your work on behalf of injured bicyclists.

 

May I suggest you consider using the word "crash" or "collision" in your posts instead of "accident"?

This essay by Aaron Naparstek, former editor of Streetsblog, has more on the issue.

Thanks, Michelle. That's a great point and I will definitely take it into consideration.


Michelle Stenzel said:

Mike, thank you for the work you do on behalf of injured bicyclists.

 

May I suggest that you consider using the word "crash" or "collision" instead of "accident" in your blog posts? Here is an essay by Aaron Naparstek, former editor-in-chief of Streetsblog, that explains the reasoning.

Thanks for all you're doing, Mike!  Hoping she gets the justice she deserves.

Proofread is one word.

notoriousDUG said:

I would be more impressed by your law firm if you proof read your posts first...
 

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