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The Biggest Problem With The Defense Base Act

This Defense Base Act Lawyer website is written in plain English to help you and your family get the medical treatment and money that you are entitled under the Defense Base Act. We give you an insiders view of Defense Base Act Law.


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Always tell the truth

Always tell the truth regarding your Defense Base Act injury claim. Whenever you go into court asking for money your credibility is always at issue. Don't fudge or exaggerate your claim or injuries. You only have one case and you don't get any "do-overs." Don't risk losing your case - - always tell the truth.

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The Biggest Problem With The Defense Base Act

The biggest problem with the DBA system are the delays.  The system simply wasn’t ready for the thousands of seriously injured DBA workers.  There are not enough Judges to handle all the cases. Thus, there is a serious delay from the time you file your claim until your case will go to trial.  After your trial, there is sometimes a delay of up to 18 months before a decision is reached.  

Because of the delays, you need to vigilantly stay on top your case to make sure it is moving through the DBA system.  Some cases can be settled relatively early.  Other cases can take years before they are finally resolved.  


The Good News

You can win your case. You can either get a lifetime weekly payout or a lump-sum settlement. But this will only happen if the DBA insurance company knows you and your lawyer are ready and able to win in court. That is why you need to be able to negotiate from a position of strength.



This Is The Most Comprehensive Defense Base Act Website

This is the most comprehensive Defense Base Act Lawyer website. Each month this website gets hundreds of searches related to Defense Base Act issues.  Seriously injured DBA workers and their families use this website to help win their DBA case.   Learn about DBA Law



Not Hiring A Seasoned Defense Base Act Lawyer Is Always A Mistake

Not having a lawyer means your case will continue to be delayed.  It is difficult enough to have your case won at trial.  The procedural hoops you are going to have to jump through are hard enough already.  It is almost impossible to get your case in a position so you can win at trial without a seasoned DBA Lawyer.  

In most case, every day you wait to hire a good Defense Base Act lawyer is another day you are going to have to wait to get the compensation you deserve. 



You Don’t Need A Settlement Lawyer

The DBA insurance companies sure know the “settlement lawyers” from the trial lawyers.  In many instances, the DBA insurance company will not offer a fair settlement because they know the injured worker’s lawyer does not have the skill and courage to take your case to trial and win.  First and foremost, you need a lawyer that is willing to take your case to trial.  Only then, will you be able to get a reasonable settlement.  

This is not to suggest that we don’t settle cases. We do settle DBA cases. However, we settle from a position of strength.  If the settlement is not good for you, you need a lawyer that can and will take your Defense Base Act case to trial and win.


Don't Ever Give A Lawyer Money To Handle Your DBA Case

We don’t ever accept retainer money or advance payment from injured DBA workers.  If an attorney tells you that you need to pay them money to handle your DBA case, you should run. Fast.  It is illegal for a lawyer to charge you money to handle your DBA case. Instead, our attorney fees for DBA cases are always approved by the Department of Labor or the Judge.  There is no attorney fee unless we prevail.  In most instances, our attorney fees are paid in addition to the compensation you receive.  


Get Your Life Back

We stand up to the Defense Base Act insurance company that is trying to keep you from getting needed medical treatment and compensation you deserve.


Just call us toll free at: 866-705-4617 or 619-234-2833


America’s Leading Defense Base Act Lawyers

San Diego Office

625 Broadway, Suite 635
San Diego, California 92101

Oakland Office

1300 Clay Street, Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 858-2822

San Francisco Office

425 California St. 18th Floor
San Francisco,  California, 94104

Los Angeles Office

3255 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1801
Los Angeles, California  90010

America’s Leading Defense Base Act  Lawyer

     Awarded Super Lawyer 2011 - 2017

     Highest Rated DBA Lawyer      San Francisco Avvo.com Rating    San Diego Avvo.com Rating

     Invited to Speak on the Longshore Act / Defense Base Act at 2011 Maritime Personal Injury Seminar

     New York Times Top Attorney

     Elected President of the Consumer Attorneys


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

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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