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Defense Base Act Attorney - How Long Do I Have To File My Defense Base Act Case? Statute of Limitations

“We give you answers to your Defense Base Act questions in simple, easy to understand English, that everyone can understand. No legal mumbo-jumbo, lawyer talk. No B.S.  We help you get the money you deserve and the best medical treatment.”  Defense Base Act Lawyer - Bill Turley

America’s Leading DBA Lawyer

Awarded Super Lawyer 2011, 2012 & 2013

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

Metro 2012 Best Lawyer Award

How Us Being from San Diego Helps 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.

The Most Comprehensive Defense Base Act Website

This is the most comprehensive Defense Base Act website. Each month this website gets hundreds of searches related to Defense Base Act issues. Seriously injured DBA workers and their families use this website to help win their DBA case.

When you are a seriously injured DBA worker, you probably don't know what to do or where to turn. Call us before you give a statement or sign any forms."  Defense Base Act Lawyer Bill Turley

Defense Base Act Statute of Limitations

Under the DBA, there are two statute of limitations: a 30 day statute of limitations and a one year statute of limitations.  While there are two statutes of limitations under the Longshore Act/Defense Base Act, the one year statute of limitation is the one you really need to be concerned about. In order to protect your rights you need to file your claim within one year of your date of injury.

The Defense Base Act states that the time for filing a claim shall not begin to run until you (or your beneficiary) are aware, or by the exercise of due diligence should have been aware, of the relationship between the injury or death and the employment.

You Have to Be Prepared

Know this: the DBA insurance attorney sure knows the law, procedure and rules. Your Defense Base Act attorney better, too.

Call 619-234-2833 or 866-705-4617

“You should compare the Defense Base Act  Lawyers you are thinking about hiring. If you can find a better DBA Lawyer than us, you should hire them.”

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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