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The Turley & Mara Law Firm, APLC

North Dakota Defense Base Act Attorney

“We give you an insiders view of Defense Base Act Law.  We don’t sugar coat it for you. Here, we give it to you straight. No lawyer talk, no double talk. Just good old fashioned, unsweetened truth.” -Defense Base Act Attorney Bill Turley


North Dakota Defense Base Act Attorney- Bill Turley


The First Thing You Must Do

The first thing you must do is always tell the truth. No matter what it is you are worried about, you must always be honest and never sugar coat anything to the judge or you attorney. If you do, then you will loose your case. Trust me, I have seen it time and time again. Do not be that person.

Before you even think about signing any forms from the DBA insurance company, you need to do your research. Order my free book, Winning 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 information that will benefit you with your road to recovery and peace of mind after becoming an injured DBA contractor.  Read the Amazon Reviews yourself, trust me, you will thank me later.

If you need help now, give us at call at (619) 234-2833.

You Have A Battle On Your Hands

Way too often,  DBA workers  come home to fight yet another battle for receiving basic medical care and weekly compensation checks.  Chartis, CNA, Zurich, Ace and the Defense Base Act insurance make  billions of dollars denying legitimate Defense Base Act claims. They take advantage of a system that doesn’t punish DBA insurance company’s for messing with good people’s lives. In fact, the DBA insurance company’s are rewarded handsomely for denying legitimate claims.


The DBA Insurance Company’s Make A Lot Of Money Off DBA Workers Who 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.


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.


Helping you Make The Right Decisions With Your Defense Base Case

We know that each individual and each DBA case is different. We know that you have  a lot  of choices of attorneys.

From the moment you "discover" us by referral (most common method) or Internet search we want you to have the most and best information available in order that YOU can make the best decisions for your and your family about your Defense Base Act claim.

We believe that you are in the best position to make the RIGHT choice for YOU and your family when you have access to the best information.

You will have decisions to make about:

    * Whether to talk to the insurance adjuster
    * Whether to sign the forms
    * Whether to hire an attorney
    * How to find the right attorney
    * How to best present your claim
    * How to deal with your own health insurance company
    * Whether to accept a settlement or file a lawsuit
    * How to best present your claim to a Virginia jury
    * ...and a lot of other issues.

We will provide you with that information. Our website is different. We strive to provide you with the best information possible so you can make the right decisions for your case.

Need help right now?

You can call us at 619-234-2833 or you can fill out the contact form on this web page.

We prefer you consider what other people think about us:

     Awarded Super Lawyer 2011-2017

     Highest Rated DBA Lawyer      San Francisco Avvo.com Rating    San Diego Avvo.com Rating

     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 Law Firm is America’s Leading Defense Base Act Law Firm.

Today, The Turley Law Firm 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.



Contact a seasoned Defense Base Act attorney before you speak to the DBA insurance company.


San Diego Office

7428 Trade Street
San Diego, CA 92121


Oakland Office

1300 Clay Street, Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 858-2822

San Francisco Office

275 Battery St. Suite 1300
San Francisco, CA 94111


Los Angeles Office

3255 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1801
Los Angeles, California 90010



 This website helps address these very issues. We do it with plain English. So everybody can understand it.  We don’t give you fluff. We don’t give you generalities. We provide specific useful information about Defense Base Act Law. Use this website to help you win your DBA case.


Here is an article that will help you win your Defense Base Act case, more articles can be found in our webiste.


I Want to Settle my Defense Base Act Case But My Friend Said.....

When an injured Defense Base Act worker wants to settle their claim we take the time to explain in detail what benefits are available under the law, how the law affects the value of the case, what we think their case may be worth and what the Defense Base Act insurance company may offer. After providing our opinions, we sometimes hear that the client has sought, or been given, advice from friends, family or non-DBA attorneys who feel their case is worth much more than what we discussed and they should get additional benefits we didn't mention.

While it is great that others are trying to help, Defense Base Act law is so totally different from other fields of law, including other state's workers' compensation laws, that there really is no comparison. Consequently, when it comes time to settle your Defense Base Act claim, please don't listen to the neighbor who was hit by a driver on his way home from the mall or the attorney who tells you to fight the low ball offer and take it all the way to the judge.

When it comes time to settle your DBA claim, Bill Turley has more than 25 years negotiating Defense Base Act settlements. This know-how provides us a better understanding of why DBA insurance companies offer the monies they do and allows us to maximize your settlement recovery. If you enter into DBA settlement negotiations with unrealistic expectations based on friends, family members or non-workers' compensation attorney's advice you will only leave disappointed.

Finally, you have the ultimate say as to whether or not you should accept a settlement. If the settlement is not best for you and your family, then you may have to take your case to trial.   Sometimes, a DBA trial is the only way for you to get the compensation you deserve.


Your Free Choice Begins After You Return Home

Under the Defense Base Act you are entitled to a “first free choice of physician.” Generally, you don’t make your “free Choice Of Physician until you return back home after you are injured.  For example, you may have received medical care in the country where you were injured. Or, you may have been flown to receive medical care in a foreign city. However, you don’t actually exercise your choice of doctors until you arrive at your home.  Once you return home, who you choose as your physician is critically important to your case.


Chosen the wrong DBA  Lawyer?

Discuss your situation with us. We are often contacted by DBA Claimants to discuss the possibility of transferring their case to us from another law practice. Often, the law practice working on the case at that time, do not have the experience or ability to offer the full range of expertise and services that we at offer.  If you change DBA Lawyers you don’t have to pay extra attorney fees.  It cost you nothing and your have much to gain.


North Dakota Defense Base Act Attorney- Bill Turley

To discuss moving your DBA case to our office  please call us at  619-234-2833 or call toll free 866-705-4617.



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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