“Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.” - Spencer Johnson
Taking an Active Role in Your DBA Case
I always encourage injured victims to participate in and help direct their DBA claims. Our legal team also understands that it’s not always clear how to start taking action in a painful, confusing, and downright overwhelming situation. So, to help you get started, here are four easy ways you can start taking a more active role during your Defense Base Act claim:
- Ask questions. The best way to take an active role in your case is to be prepared to ask a lot of questions. Even if you don’t believe you will ultimately need an attorney for your case, it’s worth taking advantage of a free consultation to get answers.
- Communicate with your medical providers and DBA attorney. Many of the symptoms of an injury aren’t visible, and the effect on your life isn’t always clear from the outside. By communicating clearly to your doctors and attorney throughout your recovery, you give yourself the best chance of getting the care you need—and the compensation you need to pay for it.
- Verify the information you receive. It’s easy to misunderstand what you’re told or the documents that are sent to you as a part of your DBA claim. Before you assume that you know what you’re signing or that the insurance company is telling you the truth, verify the information with an attorney who has your best interests in mind.
- Learn about your rights. Defense Base Act cases are complicated and very different from other kinds of injury cases. The more you understand about the legal process and concepts at play in your case, the better prepared you will be to maximize your claim. Use this website to learn about the DBA case process.
Don’t be caught unprepared if you’ve been injured as a DBA worker. Here is some more helpful advice for your case.
My Best Advice
The first thing you must do is always tell the truth. No matter what it is you are worried about, you must always be honest and never sugarcoat anything to the judge or you attorney. If you do, then you will lose your case. Trust me, I have seen it time and time again. Do not be that person.
My Second Best Advice
Before you even think about signing any forms from the DBA insurance company, you need to do your research. Order my free book, Win Your Defense Base Act Case: The Ultimate Straight Talk Roadmap To The Medical Treatment and Money You and Your Family Deserve.
It is full of information that will benefit you with your road to recovery and peace of mind after becoming an injured DBA contractor. Read the 5 Star Amazon Reviews written by overseas contractors who were injured, trust me, you will thank me later.
Need Help Today?
If you need help now, give us at call at (619) 234-2833
Why Our Being in San Diego Is Beneficial to You
We are based in San Diego, California. The reason why this is a benefit to you is that the Defense Base Act is actually an extension of the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act. San Diego has the largest shipyard on the west coast and longshoreman to unload ships. The DBA is considered part of maritime law. We have been handling these cases since the 1980s—long before the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
So when the civilian contractors started coming back with serious injuries from Iraq and Afghanistan—they were naturally referred to us. And San Diego has a lot of ex-military that we recruited by the civilian contractor companies. Today, we represent more DBA clients than any law firm on the West Coast. We handle DBA claims across America and around the world.
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Disclaimer: Please understand these discussions and/or examples are not legal advice. All legal situations are different. This testimonial, endorsement and/or discussion does not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter, your particular case/ situation and/or this particular case/ situation. Thanks, Bill Turley