In 1958, President Dwight D. Eisenhower established the first Law Day, as a national day to celebrate the rule of law in the United States. Law Day underscores how law and the legal process contribute to the freedoms that all Americans share, and also provides an opportunity to recognize the role of our courts in a constitutional democracy.
Americans have taken the opportunity to recommit themselves to remain a nation of laws, and our observance became official in 1961, when Congress issued a joint resolution designating May 1 as Law Day.
Over the years, many aspects of our legal system have become confusing, and have grown obscured, based upon corporate attempts to bend the system towards its own benefit. As I am a personal injury trial lawyer, representing injured victims and their families, I will keep my comments restructured to personal injury law. Over the last 30 years, insurance companies have set a chartered course, utilizing the millions of policyholder dollars available to them, to influence society into believing that personal injury claims are bad, that lawsuits are bad, that lawsuits are filed by greedy people just trying to get as much money as they can. Insurance companies argue that there are “too many lawsuits” and too many “frivolous lawsuits” which are the reason your insurance premiums are high or must be increased.
The honest truth: There is no evidence of this at all and the part about “greedy people” is just plain wrong.
232 years ago in 1787, our forefathers created a document entitled to the United States Constitution. The Constitution established our three branches of government: Executive, Legislative and Judicial. Our legal system and our court system compromises the Judicial branch of our government.
You see, our forefathers knew going forward, that if the United States was to be a free, lawful and peaceful society, we would have to have a peaceful and orderly system for resolving the disputes that would surely arise. That is the ENTIRE reason and purpose of the courts in the United States!!
Is the insurance company is lowballing your claim? The civil courts are available to you to help resolve the dispute.
Does someone deny they caused injury to you or they owe you something? The civil courts are in place to have a neutral party resolve these disputes.
Do you have a family member killed in an accident and insurance company won’t pay? The judicial system is designed to resolve these denials and disputes.
The government accuses you of wrongdoing (criminal)? You have the criminal courts available and a jury of your fellow citizens to make the final determination.
In short, no one person (insurance company or other) gets to decide. In the end, in nearly all types of disputes, a jury panel comprised of fellow citizens, or a neutral judge, hear all sides and decides what is fair and just under our laws.
HOW DOES A SYSTEM OF JUSTICE GET ANY FAIRER THAN THAT????
Law Day. It helps us remember how fortunate we are to live in the United States of America, where the law is the rule and not an exception.