“If you are a seriously injured Defense Base Act worker - you need to know the facts of life. We give it too you straight. No sugar added. No lawyer talk, no double talk. Just good old fashioned, unsweetened truth.” - Defense Base Act Lawyer Bill Turley
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 lying. If this happens, the Judge will rule against you and you will lose. Bank on it. I know I do. You should always be upfront and honest with your attorney and case. No matter what.
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. You can order it free here on this website or you can pay for it by ordering it from Amazon.com. Win Your Defense Base Act Case is the best investment you are going to make. You don’t have to believe what I say about it - the book has dozens of 5 Star reviews on Amazon.com.
Also you can check out my podcast at DBAradio.com where i cover important DBA issues.
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Sometimes You Can Get Your DBA Benefits With Persuasion (or more likely a seasoned DBA Lawyer’s persuasion)
In many instances, we are able to get benefits begun or re-instated by persuading the DBA adjuster and/or attorney to provide benefits. However, that is not always the case.
The truth is too many civilian workers who suffered devastating injuries while supporting the U.S. war effort in Iraq and Afghanistan come home to fight yet another battle for receiving basic medical care and weekly compensation checks.
In some instances, the only persuasion the DBA insurance company will understand is the inside of a federal courtroom. When this happens, you need a lawyer that can take on and beat the DBA insurance company and their lawyers. These lawyers will rip out your heart. They do it every day. We see it. Too often seriously injured DBA workers simply wait too late to call us. You don’t want that to happen to you and your family. Don’t wait until there is a disaster.
A Local Lawyer vs. a Seasoned Defense Base Act Lawyer
You are cautioned not to hire a “local lawyer” just because they are physically close to where you live. You need a lawyer that can take on and beat the Defense Base Act insurance company lawyers. Know this, Chartis, CNA, ACE and the like hire lawyers that know DBA law inside and out. You should depend on it. We sure do.
Having the Right DBA Lawyer Can Make All the Difference
Having the right DBA lawyer will usually mean whether you win or lose your DBA case.. We stand up to the Defense Base Act insurance company that is trying to keep you from getting needed medical treatment and weekly compensation benefits.
We prefer you consider what other people think about us:
Awarded Super Lawyer 2011-2017
Invited to Speak on the Longshore Act / Defense Base Act at 2011 Maritime Personal Injury Seminar
New York Times 2011 Top Attorney
Elected President of the Consumer Attorneys
Why Us Being Based In San Diego Is A Benefit To You
We are based in San Diego, California. This is a benefit to you. Few Defense Base Act lawyers have been handling DBA cases longer than us. The Defense Base Act falls under the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act. Bill Turley has been handling Longshore Act cases since 1987. Because San Diego has the largest shipyard on the west coast with thousands of shipyard workers, Bill gained valuable experience with these cases long before the United States sent civilian workers to Iraq and Afghanistan. That experience helps him win Defense Base Act cases.
San Diego is the biggest military town in the United States. The Defense Contracting Companies hired thousands of San Diego based ex-military types to work in Iraq and Afghanistan. We were there for them and their family’s after they were seriously injured. Thus, lt makes sense that The Turley & Mara Law Firm, APLC is America’s Leading Defense Base Act Law Firm.
Today, The Turley & Mara Law Firm, APLC represents seriously injured Defense Base Act workers and their family’s across the USA and around the world. We can help you and our family get the compensation you deserve.
Our offices are located in San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego. Our Defense Base Act practice is national in scope, and we are handling many cases around the country. Therefore, regardless of what state you’re from, we can help you get your life back.
Give us a call at one of our Californian offices:
San Diego Office
7428 Trade St.
San Diego, CA 92121
1300 Clay Street, Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612
San Francisco Office
275 Battery St. Suite 1300
San Francisco, California, 94111
Los Angeles Office
3255 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1801
Los Angeles, California 90010
To give you a better idea on what is actually on our website, here's a sample of our content:
The DBA Insurance Company’s Make A Lot Of Money Off DBA Workers The Choose The Wrong Lawyer
To the DBA insurance company’s they know that they won’t have to provide the benefits the injured DBA worker is entitled to until and unless seriously injured DBA worker hires a lawyer. But not just any lawyer. As long as you hire a lawyer that doesn’t know what they are doing with DBA claims, they won’t provide the benefits you deserve.
There is little hope for a settlement or prevailing at trial because the DBA insurance company’s know “local yocal” workers’ compensation lawyer or local personal injury lawyer - 9 out of 10 times - won’t be able to navigate the DBA procedural hurdles and legal land mines. They make a lot of money every year off of Texas based DBA workers that come home with serious injuries.
They hire very good and competent local workers’ compensation lawyers. In too many instances, these local lawyers are either “learning on the job,” so to speak - or get overwhelmed and become paralyzed. Either way, we get calls from these folks every week. Seriously. They need a lawyer that is going to get their case back on track. In the meantime, their family ends up going without needed compensation benefits for much longer than was necessary.