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Chartis Defense Base Act Claims - DBA Lawyer Straight Talk “Legal advice, with no B.S.”

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“When I get professional advice, I want it straight up, with no double talk. I figure you do also. I give legal advice, with no B.S.   - just the way that I would want it.” Defense Base Act Lawyer – Bill Turley

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Helpful Advice

When it comes to the ins and outs of filing a DBA claim, the first step you must take, is always tell the truth. Under no circumstances should you ever sugarcoat anything. The moment you start to over-exaggerate your injury, is the moment you can kiss your case good bye. Count on it. I have seen it happen to many hard working civilian contractors before. Never tell a lie, and always tell the truth. Your credibility with the Defense Base Act insurance company and the Judge depend on it.

The Next Step

Before you fill out any forms or start the process of your DBA claim, 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 helpful information that will only benefit you on your road to recovery with your Defense Base Act Claim.

Check out all the 5 star reviews for my book on Amazon.com. These reviews were written by folks like yourself, who have read my book.

Also you can check out my podcast at DBAradio.com where i cover important DBA issues.

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Call our office today at (619) 234-2833. We are here to help. We are here to listen.

Chartis Defense Base Act Claims - DBA Lawyer Straight Talk “Legal advice, with no B.S.”

Chartis Insurance is one of the largest Defense Base Act insurance companies. And, unfortunately they are one of the worst. Some say they are THE worst Defense Base Act insurance company. I say they are right up there.  What am I talking about?

If you have a Chartis Defense Base Act claim you may already know what I am talking about. Many Chartis Defense Base Act claims are denied for no apparent reason. Which is why it is so important to make sure that you line up the evidence needed to win your DBA claim as soon as possible. 

My best advice is always, “Tell the truth. Don’t exaggerate, fudge or the like.” My next best advice if you have a Chartis Defense Base Act claim is to lawyer-up. That is, hire the very best Defense Base Act lawyer you can find. You are going to need one.  Either sooner, or later.  It is best to have already hired a seasoned DBA lawyer before your benefits get cut off.

I’m not saying you have to hire my firm. I am saying you need a really good DBA attorney. Today is not soon enough.  

Don’t assume that just because you have a legitimate DBA injury that Chartis Insurance company is not going to put you through the ringer. Our office has represented hundreds of folks with Chartis claims. Just because you have a legitimate injury won’t necessarily mean that you won’t get denied compensation or medical benefits.

Strength vs. Weakness

You can't be afraid to protect your rights under the DBA. If you want to get all the benefits that you are entitled to under the Defense Base Act - you have to be ready to take your case to court. You can’t just “hope” for a good settlement. The way to get a decent DBA settlement is to be ready to take your case to trial and win.  That isn’t based upon luck.  It is all about being in a position of strength.  

You, San Diego and the Defense Base Act

I am from San Diego, California.  Let me tell you why this is a benefit to you.  For starters, few Defense Base Act lawyers have been handling DBA cases longer than I have.  The Defense Base Act falls under the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act.  I have been handling Longshore Act cases since 1987.  I started my career representing shipyard workers. San Diego has the largest shipyard on the west coast with thousands of shipyard workers.  I have offices in San Diego, Oakland, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Bakersfield.  Today I represent Longshore workers up and down the west coast.  I gained valuable experience with these kind of cases long before the United States sent civilian workers to Iraq and Afghanistan.


This website  provides information to injured DBA employees  and their families. Our goal is to level the playing field between seriously injured Defense Base Act  workers and insurance companies. Each month hundreds of DBA workers use this website to research their DBA case. This is the most comprehensive DBA website.

It is always a battle with Chartis

What most DBA workers don’t realize is the battle they are with in with Chartis Insurance Company after they suffer a serious injury as a Defense Base Act employee.  Once injured, most DBA employees face a long fight trying to obtain their legal rights with Chartis.  Know this, Chartis is going to lawyer-up. When they do - it is always best if you have already lawyered-up.

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Awarded Super Lawyer 2011 - 2017

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New York Times Top Attorney

Elected President of Consumer Attorneys

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William Turley
“When I seek out professional advice, I don’t want B.S., I want it straight up. I figure you do also.”
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