Veterans of the Iraq War are taking legal action against foreign organizations, agencies, and governments who they claim illegally financed certain deadly weapons for Iraqi terror groups during the war. If one of these weapons caused you to suffer injuries, you may be able to join your fellow veterans in filing a claim.
An Oakdale Iraq War veterans lawyer from Gacovino, Lake & Associates, P.C. may be able to pursue this type of case on your behalf. You can discuss your options and learn if you may qualify by calling (631) 600-0000 today. Our case consultations are free for Iraq war vets and their families.
Injured Iraq War Veterans Take Aim at Iran and Iranian Organizations
According to an article in Military Times, the Iraq War veterans filing lawsuits based on their injuries want to hold Iran and a number of Iranian businesses and organizations accountable for their role in arming Iraqi terror groups who used the weapons against the U.S. military. You may qualify to join them and file your own claim if:
You served in Iraq or Afghanistan and are:
- A veteran
- An active duty service member
- A civilian contractor
- A surviving family member of a service member who passed away
The weapons these parties allegedly funded caused severe injuries and death to many service members. Those who survived may have experienced:
- Serious burns
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Lost limbs
- Internal bleeding
- Chest injuries
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Hearing damage or vision loss
- Mental and emotional concerns
At Gacovino, Lake & Associates, P.C., we may be able to represent you if you are a veteran who survived your injuries or if you lost a family member in this type of attack. Eligible family members may include:
- Other survivors depending on the facts of the case
Call (631) 600-0000 now to get started with a review of your case.
Understanding the Basis of These Oakdale Iraq War Veterans Lawsuits
The lawsuits already filed by Iraq war veterans base their right to pursue compensation on the U.S. Anti-Terrorism Act. This law makes it illegal for any organization or other party to knowingly fund or otherwise support a terrorist group or terrorist threat. The veterans involved in these suits claim that banks, financial services companies, other organizations and agencies, and the Iranian government supported terrorism.
This occurred when the funding that paid for weapons for the Iraqi terrorist groups was funneled through Iran. This money later purchased weapons that include:
- Improvised explosive devices (IEDs)
- Explosively formed penetrators (EFPs)
- Improvised rocket-assisted munitions (IRAMs)
If your Iraq war injuries occurred as a result of one of these weapons, you may be able to join your fellow veterans in taking legal action. An Oakdale Iraq War veterans lawyer from Gacovino, Lake & Associates, P.C. may be able to build a case and seek compensation for you and your family.
You May Receive Damages Based on the Severity of Your Iraq War Injuries
The Iraq War veterans pursuing cases in civil court generally have two reasons for doing so:
- To hold the foreign governments, agencies, organizations, and other parties accountable for violating U.S. sanctions and funding the Iraq War; and
- To recover compensation to help them cover their care costs, home renovations, decreased earning ability, pain and suffering, and more
When you work with an Oakdale Iraq War veterans lawyer to build your case, we will work to prove your related injuries and demonstrate how they affect your everyday life. The recoverable damages in this type of case are dependent on the evidence we provide. We may be able to negotiate a settlement based on your losses, or the judge may determine a court award based on the information we present.
While there is no way to know how much your case may be worth, veterans with more serious and permanent injuries will likely receive more than those who fully recovered. Veterans who require ongoing care, have limited mobility because of paralysis or lost limbs, or suffered traumatic brain injuries may receive a larger payout than those who recovered fully or have only minor lasting impairments.
There May Be Pressing Deadlines in Your Oakdale, NY, Iraq War Veterans Case
Without knowing the details of your case and the circumstances that led to your injuries, it is difficult to determine how long you may have to take action in an Oakdale Iraq War veterans case. Our team can help you understand your rights, how the U.S. Anti-Terrorism Act may apply to your case, and other details following our initial discussion about your options.
Courts have already dismissed some Iraq War veterans lawsuits, including O’Sullivan et al v. Deutsche Bank AG et al, but there could be additional legal action possible based on the facts of your case. We encourage you to contact us as soon as possible in case there are strict deadlines that will apply.
Talk to a Member of Our Iraq War Veterans Legal Team Serving Oakdale, NY
If you are a veteran of the U.S. military who served in the Iraq War and sustained injuries, you may be able to join other veterans in taking legal action under the U.S. Anti-Terrorism Act. These veterans are holding to recover compensation based on their injuries while holding foreign parties liable for financing weapons and attacks during the war.
Our team handles cases for Iraq War veterans in Oakdale and elsewhere on Long Island, NY, as well as in the five boroughs of New York City. You can reach a member of the Gacovino, Lake & Associates, P.C. team today by calling (631) 600-0000.
Our case reviews are free, and you will not pay us anything until we recover a settlement or an award in your Iraq War veterans case.