“I’ll tell you what the public likes more then anything. It’s the rarest commodity in the world-honesty.” -Merle Haggard
What You Should Do When You’re Hurt
If you were injured while employed by Sterling Global Operations or any of its affiliates, you may have a Defense Base Act claim. For any DBA claim, it’s important to go into the battle with eyes wide open. A good starting point is to always tell the truth. Nothing will tank your case quicker than a judge who thinks you are lying. Don't fall into the tricks and traps that the insurance company sets for you. Be honest and up front in your case from start to finish.
The second step is to request a free copy of Bill Turley’s book, Win Your Defense Base Act Case. This book will provide you with information on how to proceed with your case and what you can expect in the coming months. The book is packed with great information and is written in plain, easy to understand English. Click here for the great 5 Star amazon.com reviews.
The third step is to make sure you uphold the tenets of success. For every single DBA case, credibility, likability, and evidence will determine whether you win or lose. More on this in a moment.
The fourth step is to talk to an experienced and honest DBA attorney. One who has the know-how to combat the insurance companies and their defense attorneys, and get you the compensation that you rightfully deserve. Do your research and find someone who will give you the hard, honest truth.
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Sterling Global Operations and EOD Technologies
Sterling Global Operations contracts with the U.S. government to provide munitions and environment, risk management, and logistics and lifecycle management services. Originally started 28 years ago, Sterling Global Operations holds 14 offices and employs approximately 3,500 professionals worldwide. Sterling merged with EOD Technologies in 2012 to form “the world’s preeminent conventional munitions disposal organization.”
Sterling Global Operations, Inc. includes two subsidiaries, Sterling Operations, Inc., and Sterling International Group, LLC. Affiliated businesses also include Sterling Global Strategies, Ltd., EODT Security SA, Pty, Sterling Operations TU, Ltd., EODT Security Services, Inc., EODT Security NG, Ltd., Sterling Security IL, Ltd.
Keys To Success
For every case, the tenets of a DBA claim are the same: credibility, likability, and evidence.
Credibility is key! You need to be 100% honest. The absolute, number one thing that will tank even the most legitimate cases is if the judge does not believe you. Do not lie, exaggerate, or try to “prove” that you are injured. You are injured. The worst thing that you can do is try to not tell the whole truth, and have someone catch you in a lie.
Likability is also important. It’s not a guaranteed case-killer like your credibility, but the old saying “you’ll catch more flies with honey than with vinegar” applies here as well. When an adjuster, a doctor, a defense med, a vocational evaluator, or a judge likes you, it’s much more likely that they will work with you to help you get what you deserve.
Having good evidence, especially medical evidence, is huge when it comes to winning your DBA claim. Even if a judge believes you, nothing makes it more clear that you are legitimately hurt than when you have it in writing from a doctor. What will help you get this evidence is if you are honest with your doctor and build a good rapport. Here’s where likability and credibility plays in again. Be honest with your doctor about your injuries, what you experienced overseas, and what will be required of you if you were to go back.
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