Roadside Bomb Injury Lawsuits | Catastrophic IED & EFP Injuries
Afghan & Iraq IED & EFP Roadside Bomb Injury Lawsuits
Under the U.S. Anti-Terrorism Act, Afghanistan or Iraq U.S. war veterans, servicemembers, or their family members may have legal rights to seek compensation for injuries or deaths related to an IED or EFP roadside bomb blast. Since only specific casualties of war qualify for compensation, please contact Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys for a free IED & EFP bomb injury case evaluation today.
Injuries and Deaths Attributed to IED & EFP Roadside Bombs
Improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and explosively formed penetrators (EFPs) were weapons used against U.S forces during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
According to Army data shared from December of 2013, the following numbers show how many U.S. military members suffered injuries, disabilities and death due to these lethal roadside bombs:
- More than 33,000 injured.
- Approximately 1,800 lost a limb.
- More than 3,100 killed.
A few factors that made these roadside bombs so catastrophically harmful was the distance they could travel, the device’s ability to penetrate thick armor, and how easily some bombs could he hidden.
Catastrophic Injuries As a Result of a Bomb Blast
Examples of catastrophic physical and mental injuries suffered by a IED / EFP blast include:
- Amputation / loss of limb
- Blast injuries
- Broken bones
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Vision loss
Foreign Banks Accused of Illegal Acts of Terrorism
Current lawsuits, filed under the Anti-Terrorism Act, blame foreign banks of illegal acts of terrorism. Accusations against these banks state that more than 150 million U.S. dollars were transferred through the accused banks to Iranian financial institutions.
From there, the lawsuit further alleges that transferred money was then used to finance acts of international terror committed by anti-American terrorist that were part of Special Groups, Hezbollah and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force.
The foreign banks facing accusations of being co-conspirators that violated the Anti-Terrorism Act include:
- Arab Bank
- Bank of China
- Barclays Plc.
- Commerzbank A.G.
- Crédit Lyonnais
- Credit Suisse Group A.G.
- HSBC Holdings Plc.
- Bank Saderat Iran
- Bank Saderat Plc.
- Royal Bank of Scotland Plc.
- Standard Chartered
Legal Rights for Injured Afghanistan & Iraq War Veterans
As an Afghanistan or Iraq U.S. war veteran or service member who suffered severe wounds and/or disabilities due to an IED or EFP roadside bomb between 2003 and 2011, you may have legal rights to seek compensation for injuries and other damages. Financial compensation may also be available for survivors of those who died from an IED or EFP roadside bomb injury.
If you or a loved one were injured or killed in the Iraq or Afghanistan War from an IED or EFP roadside bomb, we strongly encourage you to file an IED / EFP roadside bomb injury lawsuit claim.
IED / EFP Roadside Bomb Injury Lawsuits
Do you have questions regarding whether or not your injuries may qualify for potential compensation? At Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys, we are here to help those who seek to know whether or not they may qualify to take legal action under the U.S. Anti-Terrorism Act.
Why choose Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys
You call feel confident that when you contact Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys our legal team has the skill, passion, and knowledge to effectively represent lawsuits under the U.S. Anti-Terrorism Act.
Please contact us sooner than later for a free IED/EFP roadside bomb injury case evaluation for the reason that statutes of limitations may apply.