Why are veterans filing an EFP roadside bomb injury lawsuit?
Throughout the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars, the United States always knew Iran was largely behind the insurgencies in both countries. Now we know that certain banks were laundering money that was going to these Iranian terror groups.
The EFP roadside bomb injury lawsuit alleges that several banks were conspiring with Iranian banks to essentially evade U.S. sanctions against Iran. It is believed that potentially billions went to Iranian terror groups. The EFP roadside bomb injury lawsuit alleges that laundered money eventually bought weapons that hurt, maimed, and killed U.S. solders serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.
What is the Anti-Terrorism Act?
In 1992, the U.S. passed the Anti-Terrorism Act that allows victims to file lawsuits against financiers of terrorist groups. The Anti-Terrorism Act states that any national may sue for injuries that were “by reason of an act of international terrorism.”
Anti-Terrorism Act veterans lawsuits are civil lawsuits, not criminal. Anti-Terrorism Act veterans lawsuits are premised off this clause: “Any national of the United States injured in his or her person, property, or business by reason of an act of international terrorism, or his or her estate, survivors, or heirs, may sue therefor in any appropriate district court of the United States and shall recover threefold the damages he or she sustains and the cost of the suit, including attorney’s fees.”
How is Iran tied into the EFP roadside bomb injury lawsuit?
It is believed the laundered money made its way to many different terrorist organizations. Iran has been labeled a “State Sponsor of Terror” and there is evidence they have been involved with many different terrorist factions. Iran is believe to have funneled potentially billions into terrorists groups outside their borders.
The below organizations may have been involved in many of the IED/EFP roadside bomb injuries:
- Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps
- Iran’s Qods Force
- Shia Terrorist Organizations
- Sunni Terrorist Organizations
Which veterans may be eligible to file an EFP roadside bomb injury lawsuit?
Explosively formed penetrators (EFP) may be called many different things. Essentially the terminology has become interchangeable with IEDs and other terms. Veterans and their family members who were injured by the following devices may be eligible for money damages:
- Explosively Formed Penetrator (EFP)
- Improvised Explosive Devices (IED)
- Improvised Rocket-Assisted Munitions (IRAM)
What injuries may be eligible for a veterans EFP roadside bomb injury lawsuit?
Veterans with a wide array of injuries may be eligible to join the EFP roadside bomb injury lawsuit. If you aren’t sure if your injuries would be covered, give us a call. We can examine your injuries and try to determine whether you have a case or not.
Iraq and Afghanistan War veterans with these injuries should talk to a lawyer:
- Any Combat Related Injury
- Blast Injuries
- EFP Related Mental & Physical Injuries
- IED Related Mental & Physical Injuries
- IRAM Related Mental & Physical Injuries
- Loss of Limbs
- Loss of Life
- Mental Impairments Related the Event
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Schrapnel Wounds and Scars
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Vision Loss
Who are the plaintiffs in the EFP roadside bomb injury lawsuit?
Half to two-thirds of US military injuries in Iraq and Afghanistan were from IEDs/EFPs. Veterans who were directly injured should talk to an Afghanistan and Iraq War roadside bomb injury lawyer. If a military member was killed by an IED/EFP roadside bomb, their widows, children, or family members may be eligible and should talk to an Afghanistan and Iraq War veterans lawyer as well.
- Dependent Children
- Survivors, Family Members, Ex-Spouses
- Veterans With Mental Impairments
- Veterans With Physical Injuries
Who are the defendants in the EFP roadside bomb injury lawsuit?
The EFP roads bomb injury lawsuit named several banks. Some banks have already plead guilty to criminal charges of money laundering and have paid billions in fines. Some of the banks listed in the Afghanistan and Iraq War veterans lawsuit are:
- Barclays Plc
- Credit Suisse Group AG
- HSBC Holdings Plc
- Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc
- Standard Chartered
How much money are veterans going to receive?
This is one question we cannot answer with certainty. Some injured veterans are going to potentially receive more than other injured veterans. Settlements are generally doled-out based upon the severity of the injuries.
Remember, not only are injuries veterans potentially eligible for compensation, so are their survivors. Children and widows of veterans killed by IED, EFP, RPG, IRAM, and combat related injuries in the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars should also talk with a veterans roadside bomb litigation lawyer.
How is this litigation different than VA disability benefits?
The veterans disability benefits lawyers at Woods & Woods want you to understand the different between IED/EFP litigation and VA disability benefits. The IED/EFP litigation is totally separate from VA disability benefits. If you had your VA disability denied, that does not bar you from joining the IED/EFP roadside bomb injury lawsuit.
Filing an IED/EFP roadside bomb injury lawsuit will not affect your VA disability claim.
If you were injured in Iraq or Afghanistan do not forget you may also be entitled to VA disability benefits. Veterans who served in the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars are receiving VA disability benefits for many mental and physical impairments that are not related to IEDs of EFPs. Below are two pages we have written for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans that have mental and physical injuries:
Can I afford a veterans EFP roadside bomb injury lawsuit attorney?
Yes. Your veterans IED/ EFP roadside bomb injury lawsuit attorney will only charge a fee if you win. If your case is not successful, you pay your veterans IED/ EFP roadside bomb injury lawsuit attorney nothing. Your IED/ EFP roadside bomb injury lawsuit attorney will never charge for phone calls or questions. We highly encourage you to call and discuss your case for free with an IED/ EFP roadside bomb injury lawsuit attorney.
Since 1985, Woods & Woods has successfully represented thousands of injured and disabled people. Our law firm started as a personal injury firm that has morphed into a large nationwide veterans disability benefits law firm. The combination of our history and present practice make us the perfect combination to help injured Iraq and Afghanistan veterans.