As I reflect on wonderful Thanksgiving holiday and weekend, it is nice to look back at the history of Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving began, in what is now America, in 1619 as a way for people to give thanks for the prior year and for the harvest. George Washington declared the first nationwide thanksgiving celebration in the United States of America to be November 26, 1789, “as a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favours of Almighty God.”
Thanksgiving has evolved throughout the years, as the holiday has come to be not only about thanks but also as a time for families and friends who reside all over the United States to get together with one another and enjoy Thanksgiving traditions.
Thanksgiving has always been a time to reflect on our blessings and give thanks. Our attorneys and claims managers did just that as they responded to the question, what aspect of the legal system are you thankful for?
“I am thankful for the opportunity for all to have equal access to our justice system, irrespective of economic or social status.” – Ira Sherman, Esq.
“I am thankful for our right to a jury trial, which allows us to achieve full justice. One of the country’s Founding Fathers said this was the greatest right that we all have as Americans. It allows the community to decide what is right and wrong and it eliminates governmental interference in those decisions.” – Joseph Cammarata, Esq.
“I am thankful that we have a third branch of government (the court system) that provides checks and balances on the abuse of power by anyone who does not follow the rule of law. Whether it is a case against an irresponsible driver, an insurance company, a big corporation, or a politician, our American legal system is open to all individuals to have their voice heard.” – Allan Siegel, Esq.
“I am thankful that we live in a country with a legal system that holds, as a principle, that any person who has been legally wronged can seek justice in the courts and obtain a remedy from the wrongdoer.” – Matthew Tievsky, Esq.
“I’m thankful that finding the truth is the foundation of our legal system. When you are involved in a dispute and the truth is on your side, the legal system is extremely likely to resolve that dispute in your favor.” – Dan B. Hausman, Esq.
“I am thankful that I can tell my clients, ‘Not to worry; we will take care of everything. All you need to do is get better.’ That assurance is possible because we live in a country with a tort system that allows those without financial means to obtain the services of legal professionals. – Stephen P. Ollar, Esq.
“I am thankful and grateful that I live in a country where no one, regardless of race, national origin, gender, religion or sexual orientation has less or more equal legal rights than the next person.” – Erik McConnell, Claims Manager (Not an attorney)
“I’m thankful for being a part of an organization that advocated for those who can’t for themselves.” – Rand Chatman, Claims Manager (Not an attorney)
Our CSCS family is thankful for the opportunity to represent all of our clients. We hope your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!