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Honesty and Credibility are Your Greatest Defense

“Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.” Spencer Johnson

Defense Base Act Lawyer - Bill Turley

The Truth is Your Friend

When you have a legal case, nothing is more important than telling the truth. The most important thing during your case is whether or not the judge believes you and your story.  The single most important factor that determines whether you win or lose your case is your credibility.

Always tell the truth. One way the insurance companies try to win over you, is by destroying your credibility. Too many honest and credible people get taken advantage of, and fall for the insurance company’s tricks.  You really don’t want this to happen to you.

Your First Move

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

Reading Win Your Defense Base Act Case is a great way to make sure that you are doing everything possible to win your case. You should read this book before you speak to the insurance adjuster, sign any forms, give a statement and before you hire a lawyer.

The book has plenty of great 5 Star reviews on Amazon, written by overseas contractors who benefitted in their case. It is a guide to only help you succeed in your case.

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Austin Civilian Contractor Claims

You don't need me to tell you that working under a U.S. defense contract in the Middle East can be hazardous.  Even working other parts of the world can have its danger. If you happen to get injured anywhere while working a civilian overseas contract, you are probably covered by the Defense Base Act.

These laws are meant to help you get much-needed medical and wage benefits you are missing out on after getting injured. The reality is that the road to a healthy recovery can be a long one filled with hassles and hardships. 

The good news is, you have come to the right place. This website is the most thorough and conclusive Defense Base Act website on the web.  And make sure you don't miss my highly acclaimed DBA book.


Looking for an Austin Defense Base Act Lawyer?

You're right, I am not based in Austin, Texas. My law firm is based in San Diego, California.  My firm is the largest DBA law firm on the West Coast and the third largest DBA law firm in the world. 

The Defense Base Act is part of the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act, and I have been handling Longshore Act cases since the 80's.  We have the biggest shipyard on the west coast and lots of workers that work on the U.S. Navy ships in San Diego.  They are all covered under the Longshore Act.  That same law applies to  your case.

What you are going see is most of the very best DBA lawyers in America are from coastal areas. We cut our teeth, so to speak, handling Longshore cases.  When the Iraq and Afghanistan wars started it was only natural that DBA cases were referred to us.

So if you are looking for a Austin Defense Base Act attorney - we aren't in Austin.

It's a war

Once you start your DBA claim, you are locked in a battle with the insurance claims adjusters and shark lawyers. I call it the way it is. These lawyers are sharks that prey on folks just like you.  You are at war with them. Never forget that.  That doesn't mean you can be rude or mean to them.  You must always be polite. You catch more flies with honey than vinegar.  But what you say and do can and will cost you a ton of money.  Depend on it. I know I do.

Lawyer up

These insurance companies hire shark lawyers with one thing in mind; to keep you from getting benefits. They train their insurance adjusters to deny legitimate claims. 

The problem with not hiring a seasoned DBA lawyer is the insurance companies may end up reaping the benefit of your pain and suffering.  Finding a lawyer that is not only great at practicing law, but a lawyer that has hundreds of these cases as experience is crucial to avoiding getting taken advantage of. 

So whether it is with our law firm or one of the other top DBA law firms - you need to lawyer-up, and lawyer up right.

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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