Where were you on 9/11? That was one of the themes that was broadcast yesterday as it marked the 10 year anniversary of the terrorist attacks that crippled New York and brought our nation together. Many of the lawyers at Schultz & Myers, including one of the founding partners, had a connection to the attacks on the World Trade Center. Stephen Schultz had family living in new York and a cousin working on Wall Street on the day the planes ran into lower Manhattan. Luckily we didn't lose any loved ones, but the eye witness stories from our extended family was both intense and emotional. From victims leaping out of the floors above the impact zone to fellow attorneys that never made it out of the burning towers, we were all a part of those attacks.
This whole event makes you stop and think about your life and the things we take for granted every day. Our freedom and liberties are inherently something we assume will be protected 24/7, which just isn't the case. As a Missouri personal injury lawyer, I work hard each day to defend our liberties. From our client's constitutional right to a jury trial, to the right of jurors to render verdicts based upon a fair explanation of the evidence presented, I am proud to fight for our rights in the course of running a
successful St. Louis-based personal injury law firm.
Can you imagine what it would be like without all of the freedoms we enjoy? The freedom of speach, right to a fair and impartial jury, freedom to take our grievances to the courts for redress. All of these freedoms, rights, and liberties are an inherent part of this country and what make it a great place to live. When we were attacked on 9/11, there was mass panic because our freedom was compromised. Our freedom is the foundation of this country, and a foundation of the civil justice system.
Don't ever feel like you are doing something wrong by choosing to exercise your right to adjudicate your grievances in a court of law. The Courts are open and here to assist in holding those responsible for our injuries legally accountable by a judge and jury. While most people that cause injury to others are not doing so intentionally, they must be held accountable, which is why all responsible Americans procure insurance coverage. If we are inattentive and cause a serious accident, our insurance carrier "should" step up to the plate and cover these losses.
To discuss the American civil justice system and how it can assist you in obtaining a personal injury settlement, contact a St. Louis accident lawyer at (314) 448-0934.