By: Dan Hausman
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
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!