“Nothing in this world is harder than speaking the truth," - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
What Dostoyevsky said:
Nothing is more important when handling your DBA case than speaking the truth. The truth is going to win your case, it is going to get you the benefits you and your family deserve.
This might not be as easy as you think. Simply cause it means you have to get all the details right, it means you can't over-exaggerate anything, it means have to be 110% honest with yourself, your attorney and the judge during the enitre process of defending your DBA claim.
So let's start easy with something you're used to doing: studying.
Studying is the first step to winning.
Take the time to research your case and the lawyer that you want to represent you. The more homework you do, the stronger your case will be.
You can check out our website for everything DBA related, let it break down the complicated stuff so you and your family can understand what is going on with your DBA case and learn what you need know.
And before you start studying, check out my book's 5 Star Amazon Reviews. It will be the best thing on helping you take the necessary steps to win your Defense Base Act Case.
Your New Reality
Here is your new reality, these DBA insurance companies make millions of dollars denying legitimate claims. Your and your family' well-beings hardly matter when there is so much money to be made in denying legitimate claims.
What many workers come to realize is the insurance company and their lawyers know the law and how to manipulate the law against you. If this happens to you or a loved one, it is necessary for you to hire a seasoned Defense Base Act Lawyer.
Here's some advice on how to find said lawyer.
If you don’t know the rules, how are you going to win your case?
The Defense Base Act system is brutal to the unprepared. At every step in your case mistakes can be made that can and will result in you and your family losing out on what you deserve. The procedures and time limitations can be daunting.
Here is a list of the top things you need to know about the DBA.
Let’s face it. The law is a massive collection of rules. If you don’t know the rules, how are you going to win your case? It’s simple, you can’t. You need someone that does, it is the only way you are going to win.
Should I wait to hire a Defense Base Act attorney?
The short answe is no.
In too many instances, injured workers wait too long to get a lawyer. They wait until after a crisis situation has arisen. Sometimes, when this occurs it is simply too late for anyone to do you any good.
You Need The Best
If you are a seriously injured DBA worker you need to hire the very best DBA Attorney that will take your case. Why? Because if you hire a local Minnesota attorney located in Minneapolis, St. Paul or Rochester, there is a strong chance that you are their very first DBA case. That means they're learning the rules of the DBA alongside you. This means that they'll probably do as good of a job as if you had hired your neighbor's cat to represent you.
We get a lot of calls from Defense Base Act workers that have hired local attorneys, just like you might be tempted to do. 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 Minnesota. If there are, we don’t know abou 'em. Being one of the top 2 DBA law firms in the world should make us know all the great DBA lawyers out there, it's our job. So instead you can acknowlege that the DBA is under Federal Law and you can hire an out-of-state specialized DBA lawyer that will get you what you deserve.
We are that out-of-state specialized DBA Lawyer.
We are from San Diego, California which has one of the largest shipyard on the West Coast. We have been handling Longshore and Harbor Worker Compensation Act (Longshore Act) claims for these shipyard workers since 1987. The Defense Base Act is an extension of the Longshore Act. It is the same law, same system and the same Judges.
So it makes sense when civilian contractors were being injured overseas and then came home to California they sought The Turley and Mara Law Firm to help them out with their DBA cases.
Find out more about our attorneys here.
We want you to know that you have a choice: A local attorney who is going to learn the DBA with your case or lawyers who know the DBA like the back of their hand.
You Need To Take Action
Even if you don't end up choosing us to take your case, doing nothing is not an option. If your Defense Base Act medical benefits or workers compensation - TTD checks - are denied or the insurance carrier refuses to pay for your medical treatment or TTD you need to take action. NOW.
Start researching on what you need to do today to get the process of defensing your DBA claim today. Whether its studying my book, Win Your Defense Base Act Case, or spending some time on our comprehensive website. If your eyes get tired you can also listen to our podcasts.
The best soldier is a prepared soldier.
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San Diego, CA 92121
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Oakland, CA 94612
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Los Angeles, California 90010
Disclaimer: Please understand these are discussions and/or examples are not legal advice. All legal situations are different. This testimonial, endorsement and/or discussion not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter, your particular case/ situation and/or this particular case/ situation.