A New York Firm Helping Terrorism Victims Take On Foreign Governments
Terrorism has sadly become one of the most frequent tools used by enemies of the United States, and New Yorkers understand this better than anyone. While it is rarely possible to find criminal justice from those who perpetrated the attacks, victims and their families can seek compensation and justice in civil court.
At Tolmage, Peskin, Harris, Falick, we are proud to help our clients hold foreign governments legally liable for abetting terrorists who harm and kill American citizens. We have the skills, resources and tenacity to take on these exceedingly difficult cases, and we work tirelessly on behalf of the individuals and families we serve.
One Legal Change That Made A Major Difference
After a brutal act of terrorism, holding terrorists directly responsible is often not possible because they also die in the attacks. And until recently, it was exceedingly difficult to hold foreign governments accountable for their role in aiding and abetting terrorism except through military action. Regular citizens had little or no recourse.
Thankfully, that all changed with the passage of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) in 2016, along with the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (“FSIA”). The law makes it possible for Americans and those working on America’s behalf to name foreign governments as defendants in civil claims for injuries and deaths stemming from acts of international terrorism.
The Fight Is Long, But We Are Here For You Through It All
Acts of terrorism often result in mass casualties, and investigations can take a long time. Moreover, lawsuits involving jurisdictional disputes, foreign governments and other challenges add complexity and additional time. Needless to say, these cases can take years of hard work and a refusal to give up. Our firm believes these challenges are worth it to help our clients find some measure of justice and compensation. If you put your trust in us, we will stay in the fight until it is over.
Contact Us To Learn More About Your Legal Options
Tolmage, Peskin, Harris, Falick is based in New York City and proudly serves clients throughout the area. To take advantage of a free initial consultation with an experienced terrorism claims lawyer, call us at 866-502-9091 or fill out our online contact form.