The Truth Wins
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.
Some of The Best Advice You'll Get
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.
Which is why I strongly suggest that you read my FREE book - Win Your Defense Base Act Case: The Ultimate Straight Talk Roadmap To The Medical Treatment and Money You and Your Family Deserve. You don’t have to believe what I say about it - the book has dozens of 5 Star reviews on Amazon.com.
Helping You Make The Tough Decisions
The Defense Base Act lawyers at The Turley & Mara Law Firm, APLC understand how devastating a serious DBA injury can be. You are immediately thrust into a situation you didn’t ask for and certainly didn’t expect. Your life has been disrupted. It can be pretty stressful. The decisions you make regarding your serious work injury case may affect you for the rest of your life. Where to turn to? What to do?
The work injury lawyers at The Turley & Mara Law firm have been helping workers just like you since the 1980's. I have been teaching other lawyers how to handle work injury cases since the 1990's. I am regularly published in prestigious legal publications and I lectureother lawyers about DBA law. I have been teaching other lawyers because I know how to help seriously injured Defense Base Act workers and their families survive and successfully win their work injury cases.
Find out more here on how to find the best lawyer for your DBA case.
"Why should I hire the Turley & Mara Law Firm, it's in California?"
We get calls from Defense Base Act workers that have hired local attorneys. It’s usually the same type call:
- “My lawyer screwed up my case, can you fix it?”
- “My benefits got cut off and my lawyer doesn’t seem like he knows what he’s doing?”
- “My lawyer stopped taking my calls.”
- “I got referred to a local workers compensation lawyer, he said he could handle my case. Can you help me?”
Look, there may very well be good DBA lawyers in Wichita, Kansas City, Lawrence, or Salina. If there are, we don’t know about them. In the meantime, you can hire a local attorney that is probably going to cost you a lot of money or you can hire an attorney that you know is going to have the experience to successfully handle your DBA case.
We aren’t from Kansas and that is a benefit to you
We are from San Diego, California. We have been handling Longshore and Harbor Worker Compensation Act (Longshore Act) claims since 1987. The Defense Base Act is an extension of the Longshore Act. Defense Base Act cases are administered through the Department of Labor. It is the same law, same system and the same Judges. We understand DBA cases. We understand the DBA insurance companies.
We want you to know that we offer you a choice: A local attorney who is going to learn the DBA with your case or lawyers that have been handling cases before the Department of Labor since 1987.
So you are right. We are not based in Kansas. But we are Kansas Defense Base Act Lawyers, meaning we accept cases from Kansas.
Why choose us for your DBA case?
2 Reasons: Support and guidance for our clients.
Deciding on which law firm will work best for you can be a daunting decision. We understand that this is a stressful time for everyone involved, and provide support and guidance to our clients throughout this process.
Our clients choose us for many different reasons. As each situation is unique, the reasons for choosing us will differ from person to person. Some clients may see our ability to deliver immediate financial assistance and medical treatment solutions as key, whereas others may want to feel secure in the knowledge that our specialist team has experience in acting in situations such as theirs. Others may see our ratings and reviews by others as important. And others may focus on our leadership abilities. In all cases our clients are safe in the knowledge that our services will cost them and their loved ones nothing.
Don't take our word for it, take their's:
Awarded Super Lawyer 2011 through 2018
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
If you're need help today call us at any one of our Offices:
San Diego Office
7428 Trade Street
San Diego, CA 92121
1300 Clay Street, Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612
Los Angeles Office
3255 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1801
Los Angeles, California 90010
Still not what you're looking for
We get it. You still might want a local lawyer or maybe you still want to do some research into who you want to hire as your DBA representation. That's ok.
At the end of the day we can't represent every injured civilian contractor out there. We know that. So even if you choose another route or we can't take your case for whatever reason you can still get out help and be as prepared as your enemy, the DBA insurance company.
Or utilize our resources on our website so you know what you need to know to find success in court.
Remember, the best soldier is a prepared soldier.