“We give you no B.S. straight forward answers to your Defense Base Act questions in simple, easy to understand English, that everyone can understand. No legal mumbo-jumbo, lawyer talk. We strongly advise against giving a recorded statement to the Defense Base Act insurance compnay.” Defense Base Act Lawyer - Bill Turley
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We answer your questions in no B.S plain English
You’re seriously injured. You may not be able to go back to work earning the kind of money you were before. You and your family are facing a tough future if that’s the case. What next? What are you going to do now? What do you need to know about the Defense Base Act? Do you even need a lawyer?
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.
America’s Leading DBA Lawyer
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
Metro 2012 Best Lawyer Award
Don't give a recorded statement or a written statement
If the adjuster tells you they need your statement in order to provide you with medical treatment or weekly compensation benefits, call a Defense Base Act lawyer. Immediately. But don't give a statement.
Why shouldn't I give a recorded statement?
You don't need to give a recorded statement in order to get DBA benefits. It will only be used to deny your claim.
Don't sign any medical releases or employment releases
If the DBA adjuster tells you they need you to sign authorizations in order to provide your DBA benefits, call a DBA attorney.
How us being from San Diego helps you and your family
We are based here in San Diego, California. Because we are based in San diego - that is a benefit to you. There are very few Defense Base Act lawyers have been handling DBA cases longer than us across the United States - much less in San Diego.
The DBA 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 and Longshoreman - - Bill gained valuable experience with these cases long before the United States sent civilian workers to Iraq and Afghanistan.
San Diego and Southern California has a huge number of ex-Special Forces, snipers, intelligence experts, ex-Military, linguists and the like. These are the folks that the contractors snapped up and sent overseas in droves. It was only natural that these brave warriors would ask us to represent them when they came home from Iraq and Afghanistan all broken and battered.
The DBA Insurance Adjuster
Don't blow your relationship with the DBA insurance adjuster. Don't be gabby, but don't be rude. Be polite only say as much as is necessary. The last thing you want to do is motivate the insurance adjuster against you and your claim. On the other hand, don't get all chatty with the DBA insurance adjuster. Remember, it is just like criminal law: everything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. Depend on it. This is another reason to get a seasoned DBA lawyer.
My best advice
My best advice to you is for you to always tell the truth. Always. When bringing a court case, nothing is more important than your credibility. Nothing else is even close. The DBA insurance company lawyer is going to try and make you look like you are lying. If this happens, the Judge will rule against you and you will lose. Bank on it. I know I do.
My second best advice
Which brings me to my second best advice. The problem is that in many instances folks get caught in traps left for them by the DBA insurance company. In other words, they don’t know that they are messing up their case. Happens all the time. Well meaning honest folks get caught in one of the DBA insurance company traps.