"You need a Trial Lawyer, not a Settlement Lawyer. You don't want to settle for anything less than what you deserve. Being ready to win at trial is how you get a good settlement." Defense Base Act Lawyer - Bill Turley
If the DBA insurance company is offering to pay me, does that mean they are offering a fair settlement?
In a nutshell, the DBA insurance adjuster and their attorneys are paid to settle your case as cheaply as possible. They are trained to be nice, seemingly helpful and sincere when dealing with unrepresented DBA workers. Fact is, they prey on unrepresented workers.
I have been doing this for over 25 years. I can count the number of times a DBA insurance company has actually offered a fair settlement to an unrepresented seriously injured DBA worker on zero fingers. Meaning, I have NEVER seen it happen.
In every case where a seriously injured DBA worker has called us and asked us to evaluate a settlement offer by the DBA insurance company, we have advised the client that the settlement is not fair. Every time we have then taken the case, we have gotten them more money. It is just that simple.
My best advice
My best advice to you is for you to always tell the truth. Always. When bringing a court case, nothing is more important than your credibility. Nothing else is even close. The DBA insurance company lawyer is going to try and make you look like you are not telling the truth. If this happens, the Judge will rule against you and you will lose. Bank on it. I know I do.
My second best advice
Which brings me to my second best advice. The problem is that in many instances folks get caught in traps left for them by the DBA insurance company. In other words, they don’t know that they are messing up their case. Happens all the time. Well meaning honest folks get caught in one of the DBA insurance company traps.
Which is why I strongly suggest that you read 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. You don’t have to believe what I say about it - the book has dozens of 5 Star reviews on Amazon.com.
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Should You Settle Your DBA Case with Insurance Company
If the DBA insurance company is offering to settle your case, I would contact the best DBA lawyer you can find - immediately. Chances are they are trying to get you to settle your case too cheap in the hopes that you won't go hire a lawyer.
Typically when someone contacts us after a DBA insurance company tries to negotiate with them or offer a settlement we are able to get multiples upon multiples of what the offer was from the DBA insurance company.
Just Because You Have A Lawyer - Doesn't Mean The Proposed Settlement Is Enough Money
On top of that - - many, many times we have been contacted by seriously injured workers with a supposed “good DBA lawyer” and asked to evaluate the settlement offer. In many instances, the proposed settlement just wasn’t enough. They were being told to settle for pennies on the dollar. They were being told they should give their case away.
A word to the wise
You should be careful when talking to DBA insurance adjusters. In many instances, they tape all your phone calls (for "quality review") and they will try to get you to say things or do things that will hurt your case. This happens all the time. Remember, everything you say can and will be used against you.
Get a Trial Lawyer, Not a Settlement Lawyer for Your Defense Base Act Case
No matter what type of injury you have suffered, you do not want to settle for anything less than what you deserve. You need a lawyer that has the experience and resources to take on big Defense Base Act insurance companies.