“I give you an insider’s view of the DBA. I don’t sugar coat it for you. I give it to you straight. No lawyer talk, no double talk. Just good old fashioned, unsweetened truth.”
Defense Base Act Lawyer Bill Turley
Finding the Right Defense Base Act Attorney
Defense Base Act workers from New York can get seriously injured or killed in far away places like Afghanistan and Iraq or other foreign countries. This means that they're going to be sent home, whether they like it or not and their economic future is uncertain. When this happens to you or a family member, you need to hire the best Defense Base Act lawyer you can find. Yes, I said the best and I meant it.
Now you're thinking, "There are a lot of lawyers in New York I'll find a capable one that is close to home."
That maybe true and if you do find a DBA lawyer with the experience and skills to win your case in New York City, Syracuse, Buffalo, Rochester, Utica, or Brookhaven then hire them, right now. But chances are you might not find a DBA lawyer with the respect, the knowledge or the experience necessary for getting all the benefits that you are entitled too in New York. You want more than "capable", you want an expert cause you and your family's financial security depend upon it. So don't be afraid to look outside the New York bubble and find literally THE BEST specialized DBA lawyer you can find.
This is why the Turley Law Firm PC have been dealing with DBA cases as long as we have. We know that you getting those benefits that are rightfully yours is necessary to your survival. We get how hard this is, we get that this is a battle you never wanted to fight in, we get that you might be nervous and scared. That's why we're here to make sure you have the best guide to lead through this process and are prepared as possible.
What more do you need to look for when choosing an attorney? Find out here.
“The DBA insurance adjuster told me that I don’t need a lawyer, So I’m good.”
That’s like the coach of the opposing football team telling you that your team doesn’t need a coach. Really? Did you ask the insurance adjuster why the DBA insurance company has so many lawyers?
Fact is, the DBA insurance company doesn’t want you to have a lawyer. Because they know that they’ll have to pay you a LOT more money if you get a lawyer.
Make no mistake about it. You now have a court case. You need a lawyer to win your court case.
Second, I suggest you check out this article on the Top 10 DBA Questions (see Questions 2, 3, 4, and 6....).
Why The Turley Law Firm?
I have been handling DBA cases longer than most of my competitors and here's why:
The Defense Base Act falls under the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act (LHWCA) and I have been helping shipyard workers covered by the LHWCA cases since 1987. So when civilian contractors who had been injured overseas came home to San Diego I was the first person they came and see. These contractors included former military personnel and linguists, all covered under the DBA.
Now my law firm is one of the top two leading DBA firms in the world and we have expanded across California to Oakland, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Bakersfield.
New York City is the largest city in America. And New York State has tens of thousands of lawyers. With this in mind, you need to ask yourself one question: Do I want the best New York lawyer or do I want the best Defense Base Act lawyers in America to handle my DBA case?
Who choose as your representation is going to decide the outcome of your DBA case. So do your research. Read up on the potential DBA lawyers that you are thinking about hiring. Check out their reviews, their videos, their testimonials; then decide.
In the meantime, here is my take. You have to proceed very carefully when applying for Defense Base Act benefits. One mistake in a doctor's record or a missing form can make the difference between immediate benefits or months, possibly years of delay. You will often times encounter a bureaucratic morass. All the different hoops you need to jump through to get Defense Base Act benefits can be intimidating. Having a great DBA lawyer gives you a big advantage. You really need to lawyer-up early as possible. The next best thing is using our website to win your DBA case.
One More Thing You Need to Do
Make no mistake about it, when you file a DBA case you can expect to battle the Defense Base Act insurance company for benefits. While this is not always the case, you should be ready no matter what. This means that you have to line up all the evidence you are going to need to win in court, get it all straight.
I strongly suggest that you get all the necessary documentation proving your claim and be ready to provide it to the DBA insurance company as quickly as possible. The best battles victories are battles that don’t need to be fought. DBA cases are no exception to this rule.
All this documentation is going to back up your claim and so is your credibility. Solid credibility wins DBA cases. You have to be up-front, honest, and truthful about everything to your attorney and the judge. If a judge suspects your not telling the truth, your case is over.
There's No Such Thing as Being Too Prepared
With all these documents, details, and complexities it can be easy to get lost in your DBA case. Don't get lost, take the time to research your case, your lawyer and your rights in order to be as honest as possible when you're in court.
Just like in school, the more time and studying you put in the better outcome you will get. Get everything you need to know in one comprehensive guide book that you can read on your way home on the subway by ordering my book, Win Your Defense Base Act Case: The Ultimate Straight Talk Roadmap To The Medical Treatment and Money You and Your Family Deserve. Did I mention it's completely FREE.
Take me up on it, even if you don't end up using the Turley Law Firm PC for your legal counsel, because there's no such thing as being too prepared.
There is also the Turley Law Firm website with its pages and pages of accessible, easy-to-read content that goes over everything DBA from how to prepare for a deposition to dealing with a doctor and a DBA injury.
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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.