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What Injuries Can Be Compensated Under the Anti-Terrorism Act?

Thousands of veterans died or were injured serving our country overseas during the Iraq war, many of them from San Antonio. These deaths and injuries not only resulted in pain and suffering for the military member, but also caused pain and suffering to their families and others who may depend on their ability to serve.

Over the last few years, veterans’ attorneys have filed lawsuits under the Anti-Terrorism Act, arguing that those who were killed or injured while serving in the Iraq war between 2003-2011 may be entitled to compensation. San Antonio houses thousands of active and retired military members and their families on bases such as Randolph and Lackland, Fort Sam Houston, Camp Bullis, and even Brooks City Base. With so many active and former military members residing in and around the San Antonio area, the chances of those living with injuries sustained during the Iraq war are high.

If you or a loved one has been killed or sustained injuries between the years of 2003-2011 while serving in Iraq or Afghanistan, you may be eligible for compensation. It is imperative you contact an experienced San Antonio veteran injury attorney to look further into your claim.

Lawsuits Against Banks Under the Anti-Terrorism act

The Anti-Terrorism Act was created in 1992, and one of its provisions states that any U.S. citizen and their survivors may sue for any deaths or injuries caused by an act of international terrorism. Between the years of 2003-2011, it was found that foreign banks were involved in criminal conspiracies with Iran.

These foreign banks were helping Iran break US and international laws in order to supply money to terrorist groups for explosive devices and other tactics used to attack and injure soldiers and contractors serving their country. Injuries sustained during this time period could result in compensation for those injured and their families.

What Injuries Can be Compensated Under the Anti-Terrorism act?

An experienced attorney in San Antonio can be indispensable as a resource when evaluating your case and deciding what injuries can be compensated under the Anti-Terrorism Act. The Anti-Terrorism Litigation Fund, the fund that provides compensation to those who are injured under the Anti-Terrorism Act, can cover both mental and physical injuries for Iraq veterans, as well as court costs.

Some of the most common injuries that have been compensated under the Anti-Terrorism Act include:

  • Mental and physical injuries resulting from explosion
  • Broken bones
  • PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Amputations
  • Loss of vision
  • Death

An attorney can discuss in detail what injuries can be compensated under the Anti-Terrorism Act, but the injuries listed above can have life-altering consequences for those who have experienced them.

Attorneys That Fight for Veterans

The team of attorneys at Carabin Shaw of San Antonio stands behind the brave men and women who have served and continue to serve our country. We work tirelessly to hold foreign banks who aid terrorism accountable for injuries sustained in Iraq or Afghanistan as a result of their indifference and greed. Our team of attorneys possesses a wealth of knowledge and have resources available to ensure your claim is brought to justice and compensation is awarded.

For a free consultation with an attorney regarding your claim and to find out if you qualify to file a lawsuit under the Anti-Terrorism Act, contact Carabin Shaw toll-free at 1.800.682.1260 or in San Antonio at 210-222-2288.

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