If you or a loved one suffered serious medical injuries due to the terrorist attacks in New York City on 9/11, it’s not too late to apply for benefits. Your personal injury lawyer can help you complete all the required paperwork. No legal fees are owed to us until we succeed in securing benefits on your behalf. Billions in unclaimed funds are still available.
Remembering the Four Planes Hijacked by Terrorists Back on 9/11
Nearly everyone in their late teens or older back on September 1, 2011, remembers the horrifying events that unfolded that day. At 8:45 AM that morning, an American Airlines plane carrying massive gallons of jet fuel crashed into the World Trade Center’s 110-story north tower close to the 80th floor. Hundreds of people in that building were killed instantly and many more were trapped above and below the target area where the plane hit.
Roughly 18 minutes later, a second Boeing 767 (belonging to United Airlines) flew straight into the 60th floor of the south tower. America was clearly under attack.
Both plane crashes caused burning debris to shoot out over surrounding buildings and drop down onto the streets below. During the remaining morning hours, two more planes crashed causing further death and destruction in both Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania.
First Responders, Workers & Many Others Near the Crash Sites Suffered Injuries or Died
Just over 2,700 people died due to the WTC (World Trade Center) plane crashes and hundreds more were soon reported missing. By early afternoon, area hospitals became overloaded with injured patients. On 9/11, the New York City Fire Department lost 343 firefighters and the NYC Police Department lost 23 officers. Likewise, the Port Authority police lost 37 members of their force as they heroically tried to reach the most seriously injured victims and move them to safer areas.
Over time, a vast number of New York City workers and residents suffered many long-lasting medical injuries, including those caused by all the toxic air and debris that filled the air on 9/11 and many subsequent days during WTC search and rescue efforts. Clearing all the World Trade Center wreckage caused numerous people to inhale extremely harmful chemicals.
Over the Years, Congress Passing Legislation Designed to Help All the Injured
Congress passed numerous pieces of legislation to address the needs of all those who were injured or killed on 9/11. Among other bills was the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act that was passed in 2010. In 2015, President Barack Obama signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act that included the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act. Other bills signed into law reauthorized the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program – extending its benefits into 2090.
Special Funds Remain Available in the Zadroga Fund Today
The World Trade Center (WTC) Fund, also referred to as the Zadroga Fund, still has close to $7 billion dollars in it — ready to be disbursed to qualified injured parties.
Many of those who may still be eligible for compensatory sums of money in the Zadroga Fund are average citizens who are suffering from 9/11-related medical injuries. The toxic dust that spread over a large portion of the city back then caused countless people to become ill; many may suffer from those ailments for the rest of their lives.
If You Suffered 9/11 Injuries, Contact Us Now Before All Funds Are Paid Out
Our law firm is dedicated to making sure all injured parties receive the compensation they deserve for their qualified injuries. When you contact us, we’ll schedule an appointment to meet with you and review all the medical records and information you have that may clearly indicate your eligibility to receive Zadroga Fund benefits.