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Attorney Gregory W. Bagen achieves $2,000,000 verdict

$2,000,000 verdict achieved by Gregory W. Bagen in wrongful death case

Attorney Gregory W. Bagen has successfully achieved a verdict of over $2 million on behalf of his client in a wrongful death lawsuit. The victim in this case was hit from behind while riding his motorcycle. The defendant was found negligent as a results of following at an unsafe distance, thereby causing the accident and…

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Witness an accident

What to do if you witness an accident

We hear a lot about what to do in case you’re in an accident and of course tips on how to do your best to avoid accidents. I’d like to share a few important things with you about what to do if you witness an accident and are the first to arrive on the scene…

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Keep an Injury Diary

Why you should keep an injury diary.

I would like to offer an expanded version of the brief tips brought to listeners of KICKS 105.5, by me, Putnam County’s Personal Injury Attorney. I will continue to offer expanded versions of my brief tips in future blog posts. I recognize that every individual has a unique set of circumstances, so here is some…

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Clearning Snow

Who is responsible if you were injured by a fall on an icy walkway?

As we settle into the long winter ahead, we prepare for an increase in the numbers of injuries related to falls due to snow and ice.  There is a common misconception that a property owner is automatically responsible for any injury that occurs on his property.  In New York State, the law is very specific…

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Shot glass and car keys

Staying safe on the road this holiday season

Along with the joy and excitement of the holiday season, we are also faced with the potential for icy roads, increased traffic, an increase in inexperienced teen drivers on the road during school vacation and out-of-towners visiting relatives that may not be familiar with the local roads. These factors can lead to an increase in…

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Avoiding injury for a safe and fun Halloween

Halloween is an exciting time for both children and adults. Unfortunately, statistics show that children have been hurt in accidents at a significantly higher rate on Halloween than on an average day and that many of these accidents could have been avoided. Now that you’ve chosen your costume and the big day is here, we…

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Super Lawyers recognizes Gregory W. Bagen

Gregory W. Bagen has been named a Super Lawyer in the 2015 edition of the New York State and Hudson Valley Super Lawyers magazines. This is the fifth time he has been recognized for this honor, which is given to only five percent of all lawyers practicing in New York State and reflects Greg’s commitment…

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Elderly patient in hospital bed

Bed sores due to substandard care

While not all bed sores can be prevented, standards of care have been developed in order to prevent them in most cases. Bed sores, also known as decubitus ulcers, pressure ulcers or pressure sores, often occur in hospitals, nursing homes and long-term care facilities when a patient has limited or no mobility. When a patient…

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Are you protected from underinsured motorists?

Many people have a gap in their automobile insurance coverage that they are unaware of. Did you know that your own insurance may not cover you for injuries suffered if the other driver is deemed to be at fault?

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A missed chance to right a wrong for many victims of medical malpractice

Did you know that in New York State, by the time you discover that you have been a victim of medical malpractice, it may already be too late to receive compensation? In New York, the statute of limitations for filing a suit against a municipal hospital is 15 months from the date of the malpractice,…

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