“I’ll tell you what the public likes more then anything. It’s the rarest commodity in the world-honesty.” -Merle Haggard
When handling your DBA case, nothing matters more then the honest truth. Nothing. You must be straight forward 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.
Research Your Case
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.
The book has plenty of great 5 Star reviews on Amazon, and it is a guide to only help you succeed in your case. Trust me. My only goal here is to make sure honest hard working folks like you, do not get ripped off by these companies.
Don't Start Your Defense Base Act Case Playing Catch Up
The most effective time to call an AIG Defense Base Act Lawyer (or more accurately - Lawyer that regularly takes on AIG) is right at the beginning. Especially if you're filing for Defense Base Act benefits. Not having a lawyer in place before a claim for any type of benefits is denied can weaken your case because tight deadlines often leave too little time to gather the necessary medical exams and records for building a solid case. The best way to avoid this scenario is by contacting us before you think you might need a lawyer, so we can begin to educate you about the steps you'll face ahead.
The last thing you want to do is to start your case while trying to play catch-up with the insurance company. Just like in sports, it is best to be ahead and stay ahead with your case. Don't take the chance that you will be playing catch-up with the insurance company and their lawyers.
AIG and the Defense Base Act
Currently, the U.S. pays more than $400 million annually to AIG and a handful of other carriers. AIG dominates the market for the insurance, which exploded from an $18 million a year business to more than $400 million per year after civilian contractors flooded into war zones in Iraq and Afghanistan. AIG controls about 75 percent of the market, then Chicago-based CNA and Bermuda-based ACE Group. Together, the three defense base act insurance carriers collect 97 percent of all premiums paid by defense contractors for the insurance, the cost of which is reimbursed by the U.S.A. government.
Need Help Today?
Call (619) 234-2833 or Toll Free 866-705-4617
The Turley & Mara Law Firm, APLC and their staff are ready to help you immediately. You deserve help from a lawyer who understands your situation and how to help you in this difficult time. We fight hard to get you the best medical care. We fight hard to get you all the compensation which you are entitled under the law. Our goal is help you get your life back together.
You Heal - We'll Work For You
The Defense Base Act lawyers at The Turley & Mara Law Firm, APLC have helped their clients and their clients families recover maximum money damages. Our goal for over 25 years is to provide the very best legal representation to clients.
While you are recovering from your injuries, we will work for you. To help you recover medically, monetarily, and emotionally. We will be with you from the beginning of your case to the end in your AIG Defense Base Act case. We will be with you all the way against AIG. Attorneys that take AIG oon every day.
AIG's Adujsters & Defense Attorneys Know The Law
Workers that are are covered by AIG Defense Base Act insurance are seriously injured everyday across the world. It is the nature of the work. These Defense Base Act employees regularly tackle the tough jobs. Unfortunately, these hard working employees get seriously injured in the line of duty. If this happens to you, you need a lawyer that can stand up to the insurance company. The AIG and their adjusters know the law. You need someone on your side that knows Defense Base Act law.
You need a law firm that can successfully represent workers in their case against AIG. Let us help you with your case against AIG and other DBA insurance companies.
AIG insures hundreds of thousands of workers worldwide in locations that include the U.S., Australia, Africa, the U.K., Asia and the Middle East. These employees are seriously injured in Iraq, Afghanistan, Jordon, Oman, Liberia, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Cuba, and other places across the world. We can help you also. Call us today.
Defense Base Act Lawyer Straight Talk: Should I wait to hire a Defense Base Act Attorney?
The Defense Base Act insurance company is providing all benefits. Should I wait to hire a Defense Base Act attorney?
In too many instance, injured workers wait too late to get a lawyer. They wait until after a crisis situation has arisen. Sometime, when this occurs it is simply too late. You should consider the following realities:
1. You are literally, at war with the insurance company. The insurance companies interests are far different from yours and your families. The insurance adjuster is not your friend. In fact, the insurance adjuster is the last one that your should be getting your legal advice from.
2. The Defense Base Act system is heavily in favor of employers. The Defense Base Act system is brutal to the unprepared. At every step in your case mistakes can be made that can and will result in you and your family getting a lot less than you deserve. The procedures and time limitations are daunting. Let's face it. The law is a collection of rules. If you don;t know the rules, how are you going to win your case?
3. The Defense Base Act insurance company sure knows the rules. They hire adjusters and attorneys that know the rules forwards and backwards. They hire sharks. Literally. These sharks will eat up your case in a New York second. Depend on it. We sure do. So should you.
Don't wait until it is too late to hire a lawyer for your work injury case. We ask that you make an appointment to meet with us so we can explain your rights and what we can do to help you and your family.
Defense Base Act Coverage
The Defense Base Act was established in 1941 with the primary goal to cover workers on military bases outside the United States. The Act was amended to include public works contracts with the U.S. government for the building of nonmilitary projects abroad including dams, schools, harbors and roads.
Today, almost any contract with an agency of the U.S. government, requiring work outside the U.S., whether military in nature or not, will likely require Defense Base Act coverage.
Offering Clients Peace of Mind
When you are seriously injured in a Defense Base Act accident, you need to know your attorneys are doing everything they possibly can to get you the best medical treatment and current benefits. You need to know that your legal rights are being vigorously protected. You need to sleep at night knowing you have the best lawyer for your case. We can give you that kind of peace of mind. What lawyer you select makes all the difference in whether you prevail in your DBA case. We have been helping workers and their families since the 1980's. We put the client first. Always.
Our work injury firm has been effectively handling LHWCA (the DBA is administered though the LHWCA) cases of all types since the late 1980's by putting the client first.
What is covered under the Defense Base Act?
- Work by civilian contractors on U.S. military bases or reservations outside the United States.
- Specific U.S. Government contract work performed outside the United States.
- Public Works contract through an agency of the United States to be performed outside the continental United States.
- Public Works in or on any US territory or possession.
Call us to see if you are covered by the Defense Base Act.
Call Toll Free 866-705-4617
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