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Injured Civilian Contractors Can Benefit From Defense Base Act Mediation

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The DBA and Potential Benefits of Defense Base Act Mediation
“I give you answers to your Defense Base Act questions in simple, easy to understand English. No legal mumbo-jumbo, lawyer talk.”
Defense Base Act Lawyer Bill Turley

Mediation as an Option

What are the real benefits of choosing to try a mediation hearing in your Defense Base Act (DBA) case? While it’s not the right direction to take in every injured civilian contractor’s case, mediation is often useful because:

It’s another chance to settle the matter.

If you’ve been unable to get the benefits you deserve under the Defense Base Act, then mediation is another option for settling your case before you need to move on to trial. This can be a good option in a lot of cases, but it may not work for everyone.

It can help you prepare for the trial or informal conference.

Even if you don’t reach an agreement at mediation, the process will often give you a better idea of what you might be facing at trial—which will mean that you and your attorney could gain a little more information that will help to prepare your case. What usually happens is the DBA insurance company lawyer or adjuster will "open their briefcase" as to what they think the weaknesses of your case is.  Oftentimes, this will give us the opportunity to "fix" the problem or address the problem before trial.

If you have any question at all about DBA mediation, don’t be afraid to talk it over with the best attorney you can find. These kinds of cases are often very difficult to settle on your own, and it’s way too easy to make the kind of mistakes that can cost you your case.

The reality of the situation is that you have to be prepared to walk away from the mediation if the DBA insurance company is not offering enough money.  On the flip side, you need to be in the position to evaluate the case presented by the DBA insurance company. 

Got More Questions?


You want answers The Turley Law Firm PC has them. You can explore our website for valuable, straight-forward content on all things DBA. But if you are just looking for the meat and potatoes smashed together in a quick read, check out my book, Win Your Defense Base Act Case, which you can order for FREE. 


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This is an eye-opening book that gives you an insider's view of the Defense Base Act and how to beat the DBA insurance company. This book will take you step by step on how to avoid the DBA insurance company tricks and traps that are designed to destroy your DBA claim. 

If you do one thing - you owe it to yourself to read the 5 Star reviews of the book on amazon.com!!

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I suggest you read my book - Win Your Defense Base Act Case before you talk to the insurance adjustergive a statementsign any forms or even hire the wrong lawyer.

Check out all of the 5 Star Reviews on amazon.com 

cedric fuller
5.0 out of 5 stars
This book was a great help guiding me through the defense base act process
February 8, 2017

This book was a great help guiding me through the defense base act process. I would recommend it to everyone who has the misfortune to really need the help of a good law firm to aid them in securing what is rightfully due them. It was a good reference for explaining what to do and what to expect next. Read this book and 'Win Your Defense Base Act Case'


5.0 out of 5 stars
Best book ever
July 20, 2015

When working overseas, you have to know how to accurately access your surrounding threat and take the proper precautions, this mentality also applies when dealing with your DBA case. Mr. Turley has captured the information you need to win your case. I just completed an 18 month fight with the insurance company, this book was the only way I prevailed.


5.0 out of 5 stars
Feed your brain with knowledge...Great BOOK!
August 22, 2016

This is a very informative book! After searching for attorneys to handle my case, I narrowed the selection very fast after reading this amazing book. Mr. Turley has laid down the Law "literally" in this straight up no BS book! I highly recommend!!


Stephanie L. Winter
5.0 out of 5 stars
Injured overseas? Very first step is to get this book. A must read in a very important time of your life.
July 29, 2015

If you are an injured contractor, my first piece of advice is to read this book. My second is to get a second copy for your spouse. They see the pain and they are equally as stressed and need answers too.


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This article isn't legal advice

These discussions and/or examples are not legal advice. All legal situations are different. These testimonials, endorsements, photos and/or discussions do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter, or your particular case/ situation. Every case is different. There are any number of reasons why DBA cases are not won and/or are not as successful folks might have hoped for.

Just because we have gotten great results in so many other Defense Base Act cases, doesn't guarantee in particular result in other cases. Including, your DBA case. Every case is different.

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