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Peter Wilborn Apr 26, 2016

At Bike Law, we know too well that drivers are often not seriously charged for injuring cyclists in crashes. But in more and more of our cases, they are.  Here’s a recent example from North Carolina in which the police correctly upped the charges from misdemeanor to felony.  Thanks to the growing number of police […]

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Brendan Kevenides Nov 11, 2015

After deliberating for more than five and a half hours on Friday, a Cook County jury decided to compensate a male bicyclist injured in a 2011 collision with an SUV in Palos Heights. Our firm represented the cyclist at the week-long trial. The case was a tough one and the verdict of $37,000 reflects the jury’s […]

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Peter Wilborn Oct 18, 2011

With permission from the Burke family, I am posting the family’s statement to the the court during the Burke sentencing hearing that took place at 11:30 am this morning, October 18, 2011. The Burke Family Victim Impact Statement By Paul Burke Eight months ago I gave a eulogy to celebrate my brother’s life. Although Matt’s […]

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Peter Wilborn Oct 18, 2011

At 1:00 pm today, the driver who killed Matt Burke was sentenced to 90 days in jail, 5 years of probation, and forfeited his driver’s license.

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Peter Wilborn Oct 17, 2011

BREAKING NEWS: Monday, October 17, 2011, Aiken, South Carolina The driver who killed cyclist Dr. Matthew Burke pled guilty to felony manslaughter just after 3 p.m. and was sent to jail by an Aiken Circuit Court Judge. On October 1, 2010, on a straight road in broad daylight in Beech Island, South Carolina, driver Daniel […]

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