"Seriously injured workers under the Defense Base Act (a civilian injured while working for a military contractor while abroad) can expect significant delays in receiving your benefits under the Defense Base Act. While this is certainly not the case with all DBA claimants, it is true with many. You need to know what you might be up against. We believe in straight talk. No lawyer talk. No double talk." - Defense Base Act Attorney Bill Turley
“I’ll tell you what the public likes more then anything. It’s the rarest commodity in the world-honesty.” -Merle Haggard
My Best Advice
Nothing is more important when handling your 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.
And before you do, check out the Amazon Reviews. It will be the best thing on helping you take the necessary steps to win your Defense Base Act Case.
“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
Your New Reality
Here is your new reality - - these DBA insurance companies make millions of dollars denying legitimate claims. That is how they make BIG BUCKS. You and your family hardly matter when there is so much money to be made in denying legitimate claims.
What many workers come to realize is the insurance company and their lawyers know the law and how to manipulate the law against you. If this happens to you or a loved one, it is extremely important to hire a seasoned Defense Base Act Lawyer.
If you don’t know the rules, how are you going to win your case?
The Defense Base Act system is brutal to the unprepared. At every step in your case mistakes can be made that can and will result in you and your family getting a lot less than you deserve. The procedures and time limitations are daunting. Let’s face it. The law is a collection of rules. If you don’t know the rules, how are you going to win your case? It’s simple, you can’t. Our honest and frank advice: hire the very best DBA lawyer that will take your case.
Should I wait to hire a Defense Base Act attorney?
In too many instances, injured workers wait too long to get a lawyer. They wait until after a crisis situation has arisen. Sometime, when this occurs it is simply too late.
You Need The Best
If you are a seriously injured DBA worker - you are advised to hire the very best DBA Attorney that will take your case
Leading Defense Base Act Attorney
Bill Turley is one of the Leading Defense Base Act Attorneys in America. He has the highest Avvo Rating and was awarded Super Lawyer. He teaches other lawyers about the Defense Base Act.
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 should I hire the Turley & Mara Law Firm when you are in California?
We get calls from Defense Base Act workers that have hired local attorneys. It’s usually the same type call:
- “My lawyer screwed up my case, can you fix it?”
- “My benefits got cut off and my lawyer doesn’t seem like he knows what he’s doing?”
- “My lawyer stopped taking my calls.”
- “I got referred to a local workers compensation lawyer, he said he could handle my case. Can you help me?”
Look, there may very well be good DBA lawyers in Minnesota. If there are, we don’t know about them. In the meantime, you can hire a local attorney that is probably going to cost you a lot of money or you can hire an attorney that you know is going to have the experience to successfully handle your DBA case.
We aren’t from Minnesota - and that is a benefit to you
We are from San Diego, California. We have been handling Longshore and Harbor Worker Compensation Act (Longshore Act) claims since 1987. The Defense Base Act is an extension of the Longshore Act. Defense Base Act cases are administered through the Department of Labor. It is the same law, same system and the same Judges. We understand DBA cases. We understand the DBA insurance companies.
We want you to know that we offer you a choice: A local attorney who is going to learn the DBA with your case or lawyers that have been handling cases before the Department of Labor since 1987.
So you are right. We are not based in Minnesota. But we are Minnesota Defense Base Act Lawyers. Meaning we accept cases from Minnesota.
You Need To Take Action
Your employer/ carrier is obligated to provide you reasonable medical treatment and temporary total disability benefits under the Defense Base Act. Too often the carrier will arbitrarily refuse to pay or stop paying for medical treatment and will stop your workers' compensation checks. The insurance carrier will controvert your DBA claim.
Doing nothing is not the best option. If your Defense Base Act medical benefits or workers compensation - TTD checks - are denied or the insurance carrier refuses to pay for your medical treatment or TTD you need to take action.
Now. See this website for free information on the DBA. This is the most comprehensive DBA website.
If you have a question that you don’t find the answer to on our website, call us.
Our legal assistants and attorneys can answer your questions. Just call us toll free at: 866-705-4617 or 619-234-2833
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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.
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