Signed into law by President Gerald Ford in 1976, the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA) establishes specific limitations regarding whether a foreign nation can be sued in state or federal U.S. courts. It also sets forth rules and proceedings in bringing such a lawsuit, serving the nation or its agency, and executing judgments.
Originally, the FSIA did not provide a means for victims of state-sponsored terrorism to sue foreign governments for their involvement in supporting terrorists or their actions. Thomas Fortune Fay pioneered the movement to initiate legislative changes that now provide exceptions to the FSIA and specific proceedings to allow victims of terrorism to hold at-fault governments and their agencies or agents accountable for funding or otherwise aiding terrorist groups. Today, victims and families can count on the Washington DC FSIA lawyers at Fay Law Group to assert their right to compensation. We stop at nothing to pursue justice for the injured and wronged – even when it means holding a foreign government responsible.
Call (202) 759-7833 today to find out how we can help you. We have successfully pursued civil damages in claims against such nations as Libya, Sudan, and Iran for terrorist acts.
Contact a Washington DC Terrorism Claim Lawyer Today
If you have been injured or have lost a loved one in a bombing, kidnapping, hijacking, or other incident of terrorism, our attorneys can help you. We have unparalleled experience with civil litigation against foreign governments for their involvement in terrorist attacks, and we will use this on your behalf as we work to make your life whole again.
Some of the FSIA claims our terrorism claim attorneys handle include, but are not limited to:
- Bombings, including the 1998 East Africa embassy and 1983 Beirut bombings
- Kidnapping and hostage situations
- Plane and watercraft hijackings
- Imprisonment and torture
We represent civilians and servicemembers in these cases, and we fight for justice. Call (202) 759-7833 or contact us online for a free consultation.