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Mission Essential Personnel & DBA Claims - 5 Inside Tips That Will Help You Win Your DBA Case

"No B.S. straight forward answers to your Defense Base Act questions in simple, easy to understand English.  Guaranteed."  Mission Essential Personnel Defense Base Act Lawyer - Bill Turley

Defense Base Act Lawyer - MEP - Mission Essential Personnel DBA Attorney - Bill Turley


My Best Advice

Nothing is more important when handling your Defense Base Act 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. It is full of useful information when it comes to your injury and the Defense Base Act System.

And before you do, check out the great 5 Star Amazon Reviews. It will be the best thing on helping you take the necessary steps to win your Defense Base Act Case. 

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Questions about your DBA claim

If you work for MEP or worked for MEP and you were seriously injured or you suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder you probably have questions about your claim.  How am I going to get medical treatment?  What is going to happen if I get stuck having to pay huge medical bills?

Am I going to get weekly money compensation benefits while I am not working? How am I going to support my family?

My name is Bill Turley and I represent dozens of people just like you that worked for MEP. I have the largest DBA law firm on the West Coast and one of the three largest DBA law firms in the world.  My main office is in San Diego and I represent folks from all across America and the world.

Now that you are injured nothing is more important to you than getting the best medical treatment so you can get better.  The last thing you need is to either not get medical treatment or get stuck having to pay huge medical bills.

Next, you and your family are going to need to get weekly money compensation benefits.  You and your family need this in order to survive. This is why it is so important for you to win your DBA claim.

I suggest that you get a free copy of my well acclaimed book - Win Your Defense Base Act CaseI will ship it to you my book for free and it will answer all of these questions and more.

Here are 5 inside tips that will help you win your DBA case:


1.     Winning Your DBA Case With the Truth

My best advice is that you always tell the truth.  Now that you are injured, you have a court case. Nothing is more important to you and your case than telling the truth.  If the Judge believes you than you will usually win your case. If the Judge doesn't believe you than you will usually lose your case. Nothing is more important than the Judge believing in you and your case.

Always tell the truth. 

2.     Never give a recorded or written statement

You should never give a written or recorded statement. The insurance adjuster is only trying to look for reasons to deny your case.  They will try and trick you into saying stuff that will hurt your case.  Or they will lay traps for you that will be used to beat you in court.

If the insurance adjuster tells you that they have to take your statement, you need to hire the best honest DBA lawyer that will take your case.  It is time to lawyer-up.    

3.     Never sign any insurance company forms or releases

You are under no obligation to sign any releases which allow the insurance company to get your medical records or employment records. They are only looking for reasons to deny your claim.

4.     Insurance company bias and prejudice against you

In the last few years there have been three DBA insurance companies for Mission Essential Personnel: Zurich, ACE and AIG.

You are not going to hear this anywhere else.  But based on what I have seen, the insurance company is biased against linguists.  

Don’t get me wrong, they all deny legitimate claims from overseas security contractors that are American also.  However, it seems to me that they deny more DBA claims by linguists than claims from other job classifications.  Again, I am all about being truthful. This is based on what I have seen.

Because of this, you have to be ready to protect your rights.  My advice is for you to hire the best, honest, experienced DBA lawyer that will agree to take your case.

5.     You and the insurance adjuster

Once you are injured you are at war with the DBA insurance company.  They are looking for reasons to deny your legitimate claim.  But you still have to be nice and polite to the insurance adjuster.  

I suggest that you keep you keep your communications with the insurance adjuster as short as possible. Always keep in mind that they are looking for reasons to deny your claim.


MEP and the hazards of war

You realize that MEP provides translators, interpreters, and cultural advisors to the U.S. Army in Afghanistan, where more than 80 percent of its approximately 10,000 personnel work. Outside the U.S., the company has a presence in 13 countries in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Europe. MEP linguists serve on bases, in hospitals, and with members of the armed forces on patrol, playing a key role in coalition efforts to communicate with local populations.

Mission Essential Personnel provide interpreting services to the United States military in Afghanistan.

Based upon our client's experiences - - MEP workers face grave danger and huge hazards. According to what we have seen, hundreds of  Mission Essential Personnel workers have died and were seriously injured in Afghanistan.

Whether you work outside the wire and wear full kit (read: body armor) or you work on military bases in Afghanistan - you are exposed to huge danger when you work in a military theater.  Whether you worked at Bagram Air Base, Kandahar, Shindand, Camp Dwyer, Camp Leatherneck, FOB Shank (“Rocket City”), FOB Airborne or anywhere else in Afghanistan - - I know how hard it was and the great danger that you faced while working in a war theater.

You need to make sure you doctors understand what it was like to have to wear body armor and what it was like to have to run to shelters because your life depended on it.


MEP and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

All too many linguists that work for MEP suffer from PTSD symptoms.  If this is you or a family member the first step is getting the medical treatment you need in order to get better.

Whether you have anger outbursts, trouble sleeping, nightmares, depression, anxiety, difficulty with family relationships or other PTSD symptoms once you get the right medical help - you can get to a better place.

What you may not realize is that this is very common.  So whether you are working overseas for MEP right now or it has been years since you worked for MEP overseas - you can still recover DBA benefits.  Either way, you should file your claim as soon as possible.


Need help right now?

Call my office at 619-234-2833


How much to I charge you?

I charge a lot of money. I am very expensive. But you don't have to pay me. At the end of the case, the DBA insurance company has to pay me (when we win your case) in addition to the money that you get.  You will never have to pay me money for me to represent you.  In fact, you should never pay any money to a DBA lawyer. 

Nothing in life is certain other than death and taxes. I nor anyone else can guarantee that you will win your case.  But I have a very good record with these cases.  I won't accept your case unless I think we can help you win your case with either a settlement or at trial.


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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