What type of person are you? There are no directions for a DBA case (except my 5 Star book)
There are two types of people in the world. First, is the type of person that will read the directions before they use a new product, electronic device or gismo.
Second, is the type of person that will figure it out for themselves and if and only if they can’t figure it out, they will maybe look for the directions. Maybe. Sound familiar?
Taking either one of these approaches can be disastrous for your Defense Base Act case. First, other than my 5 Star book (which you can buy here on amazon.com or you can get a free copy here) - there really aren’t any directions for your DBA case.
Which the DBA insurance company loves because they are trying to find ways to deny your claim. They’re hoping you make one of the mistakes that well-meaning folks with legitimate claims make all the time, so they can deny your claim and not pay you your DBA benefits.
Second, this is why you probably need the best, honest DBA lawyer that will agree to take your case. I suggest you check out this article on the Top 10 DBA Questions (See Questions 2, 3, 4, and 6....they’re about why DBA lawyers and the like...).
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. You should always be upfront and honest with your attorney and case. No matter what.
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.
What can I do to learn more about how to win my Defense Base Act case?
A Local Lawyer vs. a Seasoned Defense Base Act Lawyer
You are cautioned not to hire a “local lawyer” just because they are physically close to where you live. You need a lawyer that can take on and beat the Defense Base Act insurance company lawyers. Know this, Chartis, CNA, ACE and the like hire lawyers that know DBA law inside and out. You should depend on it. We sure do.
Having the Right DBA Lawyer Can Make All the Difference
Having the right DBA lawyer will usually mean whether you win or lose your DBA case.. We stand up to the Defense Base Act insurance company that is trying to keep you from getting needed medical treatment and weekly compensation benefits.
We prefer you consider what other people think about us:
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
Why Us Being Based In San Diego Is A Benefit To 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.
San Diego is the biggest military town in the United States. The Defense Contracting Companies hired thousands of San Diego based ex-military types to work in Iraq and Afghanistan. We were there for them and their family’s after they were seriously injured. Thus, lt makes sense that The Turley Law Firm, PC is America’s Leading Defense Base Act Law Firm.
Today, The Turley Law Firm, PC represents seriously injured Defense Base Act workers and their family’s across the USA and around the world. We can help you and our family get the compensation you deserve.
Our offices are located in San Diego. Our Defense Base Act practice is national in scope, and we are handling many cases around the country. Therefore, regardless of what state you’re from, we can help you get your life back.
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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.