“There is nothing so strong or safe in an emergency of life as the simple truth.”
– Charles Dickens
The Truth Wins.
Every Defense Base Act case is different. Every case you are dealing with a different man or woman, a different injury, a different DBA insurance company, a different set of lawyers, etc. But one thing that all DBA cases have is how they are won. DBA cases win with the truth.
Whether you win or lose your DBA case will be based on whether ot not the judge believes you and your claim. It’s that simple. Establishing your credibility is everything. I can’t state this enough. Tell the truth about everything, all the time to everyone.
If you want to win by any other means than by telling the truth you are on the wrong page, looking for advice from the wrong law firm.
Want more info about winning your case with the truth? See this article here.
My Clients Are Prepared.
One of the first things I have my DBA clients do is read my book, Win Your Defense Base Act Case. I offer it for FREE here.
I also have them explore the hundreds of pages of DBA content on my website. Then if they have time I have them listen to the Turley and Mara Law Firm’s podcast, DBAradio, that covers modern issues clients and lawyers come up against when dealing with DBA cases.
Why do I have them do this? It’s my job, as the lawyer, to be the one who is ready for anything, right? Wrong.
Like I said DBA cases are won based on the client’s credibility. Now the DBA insurance companies are going to do their best to make you out as a liar because they know if they can do that you’ll lose. When you lose they make bank and you don’t get anything. We don’t want that.
To avoid that you have to know what the DBA insurance companies are going to look for when picking apart your case. This will allow you to be as honest as possible while protecting your claim. We do want this.
The Other Trap to Watch Out For.
Another trap that the DBA insurance companies are going to throw at you is that they’re going to recommend you a lawyer and you’re probably going to assume you have to hire that lawyer. You DO NOT have to hire their lawyer, you can hire whoever you want to be your attorney. You representation can be anyone from anywhere in the U.S.
Now that you know the DBA insurance company is hoping that you are going to instead hire a local Louisiana attorney who has never had a DBA case before. Side step this trap and do some research before you hire any representation. Read up on the best attorneys in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lake Charles, Kenner, Shreveport and Lafayette. If none of them have experience with the DBA, move on and look outside Louisiana.
Like I said anyone can represent you and your DBA case. So really take the time to research and find the absolute best DBA attorney out there for you because that is going to be your secret weapon in taking down these DBA insurance companies.
“Who are you?”
Look I know you can’t believe everything you read on the internet. And I know I just went on and on about establishing your credibility to win your DBA case but you have no idea who I am. So, let me establish my own credibility.
I started the Turley and Mara Law Firm in San Diego and have been representing shipyard workers covered under the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act since 1987. This experience is important because the Defense Base Act is an extension of the Longshore Act. Same game, same refs, similar players.
So, when injured civilian contractors started coming home from overseas I was the person they came and see for legal help and I am still the person they come and see for legal help. In fact, now my firm has offices along the coast of California and is one of the top two largest DBA law firms in the world.
My book, Win Your Defense Base Act Case, has received dozens of 5 star reviews on Amazon. I have received the Super Lawyer award every year since 2011. I have the highest ratings on Avvo, the leading source for finding the best lawyer.
But what you really need to know about me is that I hate seeing good people ill-equipped for the legal battle that they never wanted to be a part of in the first place. It’s the reason I give my book, Win Your Defense Base Act Case, for FREE. It’s the reason, that even if you don’t end up hiring The Turley and Mara Law Firm, you still get access to our materials and resources.
And if you have any questions about the DBA in general or your specific case you can give us a call.
We’re here to provide the answers and guidance you need to win your DBA case.
Call us today at 619-234-2833