Veteran IED / EFP Injury Claims in San Antonio
Through its impressive collection of military installations like Randolph Air Force Base, Lackland Air Force Base, Fort Sam Houston, Camp Bullis, and Brooks City-Base, San Antonio is home to thousands upon thousands of active duty servicemen and women. Beyond this robust population of full-time personnel, census data shows that veterans flock to Bexar County in droves, making it the 6th-most veteran-dense county in the United States.
According to the 2016 Military City Needs Assessment, veterans make up approximately 12.9% of San Antonio’s total population. Many of these veterans served in Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), and Operation New Dawn (OND). These campaigns are associated with particular, insidious threats:
- The improvised explosive device (IED)
- And the explosively formed projectile (EFP)
If you have been harmed by such a mechanism while serving overseas, we at Carabin Shaw encourage you to allow our lawyers to file your veteran IED / EFP injury claims in San Antonio.
Because roadside bombs in Iraq and Afghanistan plagued the United States armed forces for over a decade, it is clear that many men and women who served in the OEF, OIF, and OND initiatives would benefit from a San Antonio veteran injury attorney. Our founder, Jamie Shaw, is pleased to have his team of lawyers at Carabin Shaw in San Antonio join with Shaw Cowert LLC in Austin to represent service members and contractors that were wrongfully injured during the Iraq War and Afghanistan campaigns.
The lawyers at Carabin Shaw recognize that many IEDs and the more destructive “superbomb” EFPs were funded by an Iranian terrorist cell and international banks. These devices were so pervasive a threat that they affected how troops moved around troubled areas in Iraq and Afghanistan. As a result of these hazards, the Department of Defense commissioned more resilient tanks, and helicopters and other aircrafts became more common modes of transportation.
Even so, Army data from 2013 indicates that IEDs and EFPs caused at least 3,100 deaths and wounded 33,000 soldiers. Of this latter number, approximately 1,800 soldiers lost limbs in OEF, OIF, and OND. More recent reports from the Department of Defense indicate that, in 2017, explosive attacks continued to surge in Afghanistan, with 3,043 people either killed or wounded between April and June alone.
These numbers are tragic, but the individual stories and losses behind them are even more devastating. At Carabin Shaw, it is our mission to ensure justice for the brave men and women of San Antonio who have served our country. Our foremost goal is helping you.
If you or a loved one have been injured in Iraq or Afghanistan, we encourage you to contact us and allow our attorneys to explain how any veteran, service member, or civilian contractor injured by the efforts of an Iranian-funded terrorist cell between 2003 and 2011 may be eligible to file a claim for compensation under the 1992 Anti-Terrorism Act. The families of deceased veterans, service members, and contractors may also be eligible to file veteran IED / EFP injury claims in San Antonio.
Under the Anti-Terrorism Act, victims of terrorism and families affected may sue “any person who aids and abets, by knowingly providing substantial assistance, or who conspires with the person who committed such an act of international terrorism.” International banks, like Barclays and the Royal Bank of Scotland, provided substantial assistance to Iran’s terrorist activities. Therefore, both US service members injured by Iranian instruments of terror and families of service members can sue these banks and argue for compensation.
We hope you trust that the lawyers at Carabin Shaw are capable of handling your veteran IED / EFP injury claims in San Antonio. Reach out to our team and put your worry in our hands. When you come to Carabin Shaw, you can expect our complete attention and commitment to your case. We will not charge you unless we win your case, and your initial consultation is free.
To speak with an attorney in San Antonio, call our offices at 210-222-2288 or toll-free at 800-862-1260.