Choosing the correct medical provider

Choosing the correct medical provider

It’s crucial our auto or workers’ compensation clients see and are treated by the correct medical provider, given his or her particular condition. Many of my clients, before they see us, are satisfied with their family doctor, when she may not be the optimal medical provider for the case. Doctors are often not unbiased and would rather treat a patient themselves rather than give up control of the patient’s therapy to another medical professional. (more…)

If you’ve been injured at work, tell your supervisor.

If you’ve been injured at work, tell your supervisor.

One of the legal requirements or “elements” of a workers’ compensation case is “notice”. That is, Your employer has a right to be notified of your accident. New clients tell me all the time: “Well, I didn’t actually tell my supervisor about the accident, but he knows.” After a bit more inquiry, it turns out that the client really does not know for sure if the employer has really been notified.

The conservative approach to notice in workers’ compensation cases,, and by far the best practice, is for the employee to specifically tell his or her employer about the accident, including who was present, i.e., eyewitnesses, other witnesses, what happened, where it happened, when it happened, and if the employee knows, why it happened.

Will my case go to trial?

Will my case go to trial?

Clients often ask me if I think their case will go to trial. Some clients are spoiling for a fight, while others are seriously afraid of the prospect. The fact is that ninety percent of my cases settle before trial or hearing. This percentage has remained steady during my entire twenty-year tenure as a personal injury attorney and is common to the industry. Why is this so? Because trials are very risky to all concerned. Experienced attorneys on both sides will usually put up good cases, but the decision often boils down to whom the jury likes better, really a popularity contest, without their applying the law to the facts, or analyzing witness’ credibilities. Moreover, the judiciary system would collapse if all cases went to trial — even if a just twenty to thirty percent went to trial. There simply are not enough resources – people, money, space. Still, at The Attorney Offices of Thomas Gagne, we prepare each case as if it’s going to trial, and develop the leverage needed to obtain just compensation. If the other side pushes us, you can count on us being ready.

Press Release


By Invitation Only Selection criteria found at NTLA website

The National Trial Lawyers Announces Thomas M. Gagne as One of Its Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in South Carolina

For Immediate Release

The National Trial Lawyers is pleased to announce that Thomas M. Gagne of the Attorney Offices of Thomas M. Gagne in Greenville, South Carolina has been selected for inclusion into its Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in South Carolina, an honor given to only a select group of lawyers for their superior skills and qualifications in the field. Membership in this exclusive organization is by invitation only, and is limited to the top 100 attorneys in each state or region who have demonstrated excellence and have achieved outstanding results in their careers in either civil plaintiff or criminal defense law.

The National Trial Lawyers is a professional organization comprised of the premier trial lawyers from across the country who have demonstrated exceptional qualifications in their area of the law, specifically criminal defense or civil plaintiff law. The National Trial Lawyers provides accreditation to these distinguished attorneys, and also aims to provide essential legal news, information, and continuing education to trial lawyers across the United States.

With the selection of Thomas M. Gagne by The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, Mr. Gagne has shown that he exemplifies superior qualifications, leadership skills, and trial results as a trial lawyer. The selection process for this elite honor is based on a multi-phase process which includes peer nominations combined with third party research. As The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 is an essential source of networking and information for trial attorneys throughout the nation, the final result of the selection process is a credible and comprehensive list of the most outstanding trial lawyers chosen to represent their state or region.

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