Attorney Greg Bagen on his motorcycle

No-contact motorcycle accidents

Motorcyclists often face situations in which other drivers’ actions force them to maneuver to avoid a collision. This can be swerving into your lane, making a turn across your path, or any number of other dangerous actions. When you’re able to safely move out of the way or stop in time, you may be annoyed, but you’ll move on with your day. The problem is when the other driver’s actions cause you to hit a different vehicle or wipeout. Serious injuries can occur Injury from a no-contact accident can be just as serious as if there had been a collision.Continue Reading

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Picture of a biker holding a helmet in front of an open road.

Helmets protect you and your compensation

One of the best things about riding a motorcycle is the feeling of being free and unrestricted. Some riders feel that a helmet takes away that feeling, and therefore avoid wearing one. Even on short trips around your neighborhood, it’s illegal to ride without a helmet in New York State, and even more important than that, it’s always a risk that’s not worth taking. A report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration revealed that as recently as 2015, 36% of motorcyclists do not use DOT-Compliant helmets. If you or someone you know is one of those people, I haveContinue Reading

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Motorcycle Safety Month

Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month – Share the Road

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month and as a rider myself, I take motorcycle safety very seriously.  I want to take this opportunity to share some information on motorcycle safety and encourage all drivers and motorcyclists to share the road with each other. In 2014, 4,586 motorcyclists were killed in traffic crashes and 88,000 motorcyclists were injured.  Those deaths account for 14 percent of the total highway fatalities that year. Safe riding practices and cooperation from all drivers will help reduce the number of fatalities and injuries on our nation’s highways. But it’s especially important for motorists to understand the safetyContinue Reading

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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 the subsequent death of the victim. Attorney Bagen represented the widow of the accident victim and fought for compensation for lost earnings, lost household services and lost benefits. Upon being informed of the verdict, Attorney Bagen said, “When she first came to my office andContinue Reading

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