Tens of thousands of combined U.S. military members and military contractors were wounded or killed in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn. These injuries and wrongful deaths were the direct result of weapons and munitions produced by Iran.
If you or a loved one are among these U.S. military servicemembers, veterans, or military contractors who suffered injuries and/or disabilities from certain terrorist-backed devices between 2003 and 2011, our legal team wants to talk with you. We also want to speak with family members and survivors who lost a loved one.
At Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys, our legal team is here to help you take the first steps toward the justice you deserve. We will make sure you know your legal rights under the U.S. Anti-Terrorism Act as you may be entitled to compensation. In fact, you may have a claim to recover damages even if you already receive disability or other compensation.
U.S. Anti-Terrorism Act Explained
The U.S. Anti-Terrorism Act states that any entity who knowingly provides material support or resources to a designated foreign terrorist organizations can be held accountable for committing a crime. Iran has been designated as a state sponsor of terrorist organizations.
Consequently, several foreign banks are now being held accountable for entering into criminal conspiracies with Iran and Iranian banks to launder money and provide billions of U.S. dollars to fund Iran’s production of explosive terrorist devices. By choosing to do so, each bank is in direct violation of the U.S. Anti-Terrorism Act (the “Act”).
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
What is the United States Victims of State Sponsored Terrorism Fund?
The United States Victims of State Sponsored Terrorism Fund (Fund) was designed by Congress to award compensation to U.S. nationals who were injured, disabled, or killed by illicitly funded explosive devices produced by international state sponsored terrorism groups. The Fund also includes compensation for survivors of a deceased U.S. national who was killed during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn.
More specific information regarding the fund can be found here on the United States Victims of State Sponsored Terrorism website.
What explosive devices did Iran use bank funding to produce?
Terrorist-backed explosive devices include:
- IEDs (Improvised explosive devices),
- IRAMs (Improvised rocket-assisted munitions),
- EFPs (Explosively formed penetrators), and
- RPGs (Rocket-propelled grenades).
Since only specific casualties/injuries of war caused by these devices qualify for compensation, please contact Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys for a free Iraq War Fund case evaluation today.
What were the most common casualties/injuries?
Common casualties and injuries caused by explosive devices include:
- Broken bones
- Loss of Vision loss
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Shrapnel wounds
- Spinal cord injuries
- Suicide (military personnel or loved one of military personnel)
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Loss of Vision loss
Who can obtain compensation under the Act?
- American veterans, servicemembers, or military contractors may qualify for compensation under the Act, if they suffered one of the aforementioned injuries due to a terrorist-backed device. The injury also must have occurred between 2003 and 2011.
- Disabled American veterans, servicemembers, or military contractors who currently receive disability or other service-related benefits, may also recover compensation under the Act. However, their injuries also must have been caused by one of the aforementioned terrorist-backed devices.
- Families, survivors, and dependents of veterans, servicemembers, or military contractors who were killed or injured at the hands of these terrorists may also qualify for compensation under the Act.
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Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys
Under the U.S. Anti-Terrorism Act, U.S. military members, veterans, and military contractors like you have the right to sue banks that illegally financed Iran’s acts of terrorism during the Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn. Furthermore, your families share the same right. At Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys, we are here to review your claim and further discuss your legal options.
Why choose Lerner and Rowe: Attorney James Rolshouse
What makes our legal team different than others is that we have Attorney James Rolshouse, a SFC US Army Ret. who served as the Brigade Medical NCO with the 1st Brigade Combat Team in Iraq 2006-2007, spearheading the pursuit of justice for those wanting to submit an Iraq War Fund lawsuit claim.
As a medic he had first-hand field experience aiding those injured by the destructive weapons funded by terrorist organizations.
Now as a personal injury lawyer, James continues to show his strength of leadership and concern for military personnel and their families by protecting their legal rights. He is fearless in aiding them get any compensation they deserve for injuries and other losses caused by an explosive device during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn.
Iraq War Fund case reviews
In addition to Jim Rolshouse, we have a team of experienced attorneys who are licensed to practice law in Arizona, Washington, Oregon, New Mexico, and Tennessee with principal offices in Phoenix, Arizona. We also work with other highly skilled lawyers located across the United States. While our firm maintains joint responsibility, Iraq War Fund cases of this type are likely referred to other firms for primary responsibility.