“Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.” Spencer Johnson
When handling your DBA case, nothing matters more than the honest truth. Nothing. You must be straightforward and honest about your case. I have seen many instances where a client will sugarcoat their injury and the courts throw out the case. Why? All because they were not honest from the get-go.
The DBA insurance company is not on your side. They have traps laying around for you to fall in. And bet on it, if you do not follow the proper steps with your DBA case, you will fall right in.
The Next Step
Remember the DBA insurance company is not your friend. I strongly suggest you order a free copy of my book, Win Your Defense Base Act Case: The Ultimate Straight Talk Roadmap To The Medical Treatment and Money You and Your Family Deserve. I will send it to you for free and cover shipping.
Trust me. My only goal here is to make sure honest hard working folks like you, do not get ripped off by these companies.
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Don’t Pay Defense Base Act Attorney Fees
One question that goes through folks minds, is “Who Should Pay DBA Attorney Fees?” It is a good question. Quick anwser: not you.
The Truth About Defense Base Act Attorney Fees
Some folk think that they don’t need a DBA attorney or shouldn’t get an DBA lawyer because they don’t want to pay attorney fees or have attorney fees taken out of their weekly compensation. What they need to understand is that the DBA insurance company should be paying their attorney fees, not them.
If a lawyer tells you that you must pay them money for them to represent you for a Defense Base Act case, you need to find another attorney. Truth is, you should never pay a lawyer for a Defense Base Act case. At the end of the case, the DBA insurance company needs to pay your attorney fees, not you.
Attorney Fees as a Stick
In reality, having to pay your attorney fees is the only “stick” that makes DBA insurance companies pay claims timely. What I mean is when we win a DBA case, the insurance company has to pay our attorney fees. In essence, having to pay our attorney fees helps get your case settled. I know, what a screwy system. But, you need to know how the system works. In the real world, DBA insurance companies deny legitimate claims left and right. They are hoping that you either go away or hire a lawyer that doesn’t know what they are doing, is lazy, or both.
LS-207 Notice of Controversion
All the DBA insurance company has to do is file an LS-207 Notice of Controversion and they can deny your claim. Again, the system is really screwed up. This is the worst part of the DBA. That is, there is nothing to “make” DBA insurance companies to pay you your weekly compensation and medical treatment in a timely manner. The only one that can “make” the DBA insurance company pay you is the Judge. You will need what is called a “Decision and Order Awarding Benefits.” And this is a get in line and wait system.
Which is why, so many folks choose to settle their DBA cases. So they won’t have to always be worried about having their benefits be cut off by the DBA insurance company.
The Bottom Line
My best advice is that if you are seriously injured and have a DBA case, you need to hire the best DBA lawyer you can find. Who pays your DBA attorney fees shouldn’t be a deterrent. Because you shouldn’t be paying your DBA lawyer - the insurance company should be paying your Defense Base Act attorney. It really is that simple.
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Proceed With Care
You really have to be extremely careful when you are trying to get Defense Base Act benefits. All the different hoops you need to jump through to get benefits are tough to figure out on your own. Having a really good, honest seasoned DBA lawyer gives you a big advantage. The next best thing is using this website to win your DBA case.
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