"No lawyer talk, no double talk. Just good old fashioned, unsweetened truth."
Defense Base Act Lawyer - Bill Turley
Vinnell Arabia and the DBA
If you are working for Vinnell Arabia then you are probably a “highly qualified former U.S. military" or "other U.S. government agency personnel”. Or you are one of the Saudi nationals that make up half of the “over 1250 highly experienced employees” who are stationed throughout Saudi Arabia. This means you are probably covered by the Defense Base Act. Which in the event of an injury or death while working abroad offers you and your family monetary and medical benefits. **
** You do not have to be a U.S. citizen to receive these benefits under the Defense Base Act.
The DBA Law System
The DBA law system can be pretty intense with a bunch of obstacles and unexpected twists and turns. That’s why I strongly recommend you get yourself a DBA expert to represent you and your DBA claim.
You do not want someone that knows about as much about the DBA law system as you do representing you and learning on the job. This will have one of two poor results: 1. The lawyer will get overwhelmed and lose your case. 2. The lawyer will settle for much less than you and your family deserve.
I don’t like to see either of these two outcomes become a reality. Which, again, I strongly suggest you put in the time and research the best DBA lawyer you can find. And once you find them hire them. Even if you haven’t filed your DBA claim, hire them as soon as you think you have a DBA claim on your hands.
Don't Tank your Case
Sometimes people tank their case. I've seen it happen and it isn't pretty. One of the best ways to learn is from other people's mistakes. Don't be that guy. So I compiled an article listing the BIGGEST mistakes people make with their DBA case. Take a look and find out what NOT to do.
What can I expect, a settlement or a trial?
This question comes up all the time. Am I getting a fair settlement? Should I take the case to trial and fight for more money? The answers may surprise you, take a look at this article I wrote about why sometimes settling can be the best option for your case.
Be sure to claim your free copy of the 5 Star Book - Win Your Defense Base Act Case
This is an eye-opening book that gives you an insider's view of the Defense Base Act and how to beat the DBA insurance company. This book will take you step by step on how to avoid the DBA insurance company tricks and traps that are designed to destroy your DBA claim.
If you do one thing - you owe it to yourself to read the 5 Star reviews of the book on amazon.com!!
Check out all the great 5 Star reviews on Amazon
5.0 out of 5 stars
December 17, 2018
This book helped immensely in preparing for what was to come with my case. When I came home from Afghanistan I had no clue where to start and what was expected of me. This book entailed what to expect from start to finish.
5.0 out of 5 stars
Very informative and highly recommended
September 27, 2018
If you have been injured overseas and need info on DBA claims, this book is a must read. Everything you need to know about the process and what you need to win your case is right here. Worth the read!
5.0 out of 5 stars
Must read book for contractors
August 2, 2018
I found this firm and their book months after my case had begun and I had another attorney. Right away this book answered questions I had been asking for months. Plain English so even non lawyers can understand the process. The firm goes out of their way to help you understand what’s going on at all times. Staff is super professional and competent always. It’s a very complicated and long process but it’s a lot easier after reading this book and hiring this firm.
You have to ask yourself
Here is one question that I suggest you ask: Do I want a Defense Base Act Lawyer that is going to blow smoke up my skirt or do I want a DBA attorney that is going to give it to me straight-up, every time?
Win with Integrity
Sometimes when men and women get frustrated with the DBA law system and are in pain from their injury abroad or are stressed about their financial situation as they await to be awarded their DBA benefits they can make one big mistake that will cost them their case.
This common mistake is to exaggerate or fabricate any detail of their DBA case. This will lose your case.
My father used to say that you can’t guarantee much in life except for death and taxes and I usually agree with that. But I am telling you now, I can guarantee that you will lose your case if you lie or dramatize any aspect of your DBA case.
So, you have to be completely honest about every detail. This means you have to be careful about what you do in front of or say to anyone. This includes your kids, your spouse, your lawyer, the DBA insurance adjuster and most importantly the judge. So, it’s just easier for you if you are completely honest and it will be easier for your lawyer to help you win your DBA case.
Why am I telling you all this?
I am telling you this ‘cause I don’t like to see good people get cheated by the DBA insurance companies. I hate watching them make money while you and your family, the real victims, suffer for it. I hate it.
So here I am offering you the resources it will take for you to find success in court. One of them is a FREE book, Win Your Defense Base Act Case, that has plenty of 5 Star Reviews on Amazon from folks just like you.
The other is the Turley Law Firm website with its pages and pages of “no-nonsense” content that gives you the answers you need now to build up your case and win the benefits that you and your loved ones are entitled to.
So, if you take nothing from this article, take these free resources and use them to your advantage. ‘Cause there’s no such thing as being “too prepared”.
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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.