“When I seek out professional advice, I don’t want B.S. I want it straight up, with no double talk. I figure do also. I always use plain English, with no sugarcoating no B.S lawyer talk, and no double talk- just old fashioned, unsweetened, unvarnished truth-just the way that I would want it.” -Bill Turley
My Best Advice
Nothing is more important when handling your Defense Base Act case, then speaking the truth. People who believe if they sugar coat their case, it will help them win their case. Wrong.
You have to be up-front, honest, and truthful to your attorney and the judge. If a judge suspects your not telling the truth, you can say goodbye to your case. Count on it. I have seen it time and time again.
My Second Best Advice
Take the time to research your case. The more homework you do, the better your case. 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 useful information when it comes to your injury and the Defense Base Act System.
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You’ve filed your paperwork, gotten medical evidence from your doctor, and done everything else you can to build a strong Defense Base Act case. You’re almost guaranteed to have your case approved by a judge, so you’re not sure you need to waste money on an attorney—and if you do, you can hire any lawyer nearby just to present your case, right?
Wrong. Too many people assume that the facts of their case will speak for them in court, leaving them without the funds they desperately need. Not only do you need to have someone by your side throughout the claims process, you should have a representative with the right experience to get your claim approved.
Choosing the Right Person to Handle Your Defense Base Act Case
There are many different people who can present your case in court; however, not all of them have equal weight. For instance, there are a few drawback when relying on:
- Your hometown lawyer. Lawyers can focus on many different areas of the law, making them well-versed in a variety of legal procedures. An attorney who primarily deals in divorce or family law may know very little about the protections of the Defense Base Act, leaving him open to surprises in court.
- A workers’ comp attorney. While the Defense Base Act provides benefits for workers, it is very different from state workers’ compensation programs. It is not enough for your attorney to know how workers’ compensation works, they need to know how your workers’ compensation works under the specifications of the Defense Base Act.
- Representing yourself. Many injured workers figure they can save money on attorney fees by not hiring a Defense Base Act lawyer. It is an understandable point of view: why risk even more of the money you are trying to win by hiring an attorney? The truth is that a successful Defense Base Act claim is much more than filing paperwork and gathering evidence—it is about refuting the claims made by the insurance company.
In order to win your DBA claim, you will have to be able to prove the extent of your injury while up against seasoned insurance agents and their lawyers. If the other side has a lawyer, you need one, too—one who knows how to gather medical evidence, file well-documented DBA claims, and stay by your side through all court appearances. For more information on building your strongest case, look through our free book, DBA Resource Guide.