“Integrity is telling myself the truth.
And honesty is telling the truth to other people.”
– Spencer Johnson
Integrity + Honesty = Win
Johnson might be right; integrity and honesty are two different things. But know, you will need both in order to win your Defense Base Act Case. You might think, “Duh, my injury really did happen. My claim is honest.” And that might be true. But know this: The DBA insurance company have a lot of money to gain from winning this case and proving you a liar.
This means they will use every means they have access to you to prove to the judge that you and your claim are false. Don’t fall into their traps. Tell the truth, all the time about everything.
Side-Step the Traps
Being prepared is going to be the best thing you can do to build your case. This means that you are going to have to study and research the DBA and its’ relation your case. There is a ton of information on the internet so where do you start?
Our site is considered the most comprehensive guide to the DBA and DBA cases. This is the perfect place to get your fill of everything DBA.
I also have my book, Win Your Defense Base Act Case: The Ultimate Straight Talk Roadmap To The Medical Treatment and Money You and Your Family Deserve, that I offer here for FREE.
Another free resource for you is DBAradio, a podcast hub for all issues that related to the DBA. With these three resources, you will have the information you need to not only understand the small details of your case and stay ahead of the DBA insurance companies but also to pick out the best DBA lawyer for you.
A Common Trap
One of the most common traps that folks from all over make is hiring a local lawyer. They think that this is the DBA lawyer for them because their parents go to church with the local lawyer on Sundays or the local lawyer was the first person they found on Google.
But in truth, this lawyer based out of Boise, Meridian, Nampa or Caldwell, might have never seen a DBA case before yours. This means he’s learning about the act with you as he represents you in your case. Sadly, this often results in a potentially huge loss in benefits that you could have gotten if you had only hired a more DBA experienced and specialized lawyer.
This is the outcome I hate to hear and one of the reasons I wrote my book, Win Your Defense Base Act Case, and give it out for FREE. I hate the idea of losing. And I hate the idea of folks being cheated out of what they deserve by the DBA insurance companies.
“If I shouldn’t hire local, who should I hire?”
The Defense Base Act is under Federal Law, which means that any lawyer in the U.S. can represent you. Which means you can get the best DBA lawyer out there, get your benefits and reach the end of this legal process faster.
The Turley and Mara Law Firm is based in San Diego and that may seem pretty far away but actually us being in San Diego could be the best thing for your DBA case. Here’s why:
San Diego has the largest shipyard on the West Coast and thus a lot of shipyard workers covered under The Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act. I have been representing these folks for over 25 years. The Defense Base Act is an extension of The Longshore Act; so when folks like you started coming home from overseas, injured and panicked, they were recommended to me and my firm.
Fast forward to the present and The Turley and Mara Law Firm is of the top two largest DBA Law Firms in the world.
Even if you decide to go to with another law firm or some other form of representation you will still need to do the research to build up your case with integrity and honesty. You will still need the resources to help you find the best possible lawyer for you, your family and your case.
At the end of the day, the most prepared soldier is the one still alive.