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Defense Base Act Lawyer - Bill Turley
Having the Right DBA Lawyer Can Make All the Difference
Having the right Defense Base Act lawyer will usually mean whether you win or lose your DBA case. It's just how it is. Some folks from Virginia probably want a local lawyer to represent them. Someone nearby that they can go hang out with occasionally.
This makes sense. I get it. I do. But here's the problem with hiring a lawyer that practices in Chesapeake, Richmond, Alexandria, Portsmouth, Charlottesville, Virginia Beach, Blacksburg, Norfolk or Franklin (by the way I went to high school in Va Beach and I went to Va Tech) they might not have the experience or knowledge to win your DBA case. They might. But they might not also. Again, this is just how it is.
Local attorneys may or may not know the in's and out's of the Defense Base Act. The DBA is very, very different that State workers' compensation law.
We are based in San Diego and here is why you should care:
We are based in San Diego, California. This is a benefit to you. Why? Because The Defense Base Act falls under the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act (LHWCA). Same law, same judges, same playing field. I have been handling LHWCA cases since for 25+ years, because San Diego has thousands of shipyard workers that are constantly in the need to representation. So even before civilian contractors were being sent out to Iraq and Afghanistan I was representing these workers.
We have a national practice and a worldwide practice. We have represented overseas civilian contractors that have lived all over the world.
Don't do anything until you read my book!!!
Before you do anything related to your DBA case - including, but not limited to - talking to the insurance adjuster, signing any forms (do not sign any forms, releases, etc.!!), giving a statement (don't give a statement!!!), going to your next medical appointment, attending an informal conference, attending a Labor Market Survey meeting, giving a deposition, attending a defense medical exam (also called an IME)... or anything else related to your DBA case - - you MUST first read my 5 Star book - Win Your Defense Base Act Case.
You can order my book on amazon.com or you can get a free copy UPS'd to you right now.
Just call us at 619-304-1000 or fill out the contact form on this webpage. By claiming your free copy of my book, you have no obligation whatsoever.
Don't make a mistake to tank your DBA case
The whole purpose of my book is to keep you from making one of the case killing mistake that people with legitimate claims make all the time.
The Other Half of The Battle
Look, finding the best DBA lawyer, whether it be a member of my firm or not, is only half the battle. It's the first step of many. I tell you this because you need to know what you're going up against and what it is going to take for you to find success in the courtroom. I expect only two things from all of my DBA clients. If you bring these two things to the table I guarantee that you are one giant step closer to winning your DBA case and getting your medical and financial benefits.
2. The Truth
Before you got hurt, you might not have know much, if anything, about the Defense Base Act or your rights under it. And that's ok. What's not ok is that you continue to know nothing about the DBA as you are presenting your DBA case. Preparation is a must. You must be as ready and equipped as your lawyer to fight the DBA insurance companies or else you are going to lose.
Claim your copy of my free book, Win Your Defense Base Act Case, for FREE here. It is the most straight-forward guide book that you are going to see on the market. It will tell you exactly what to do and what to say in order to win your DBA case and avoid traps laid out by the enemy, the DBA insurance company.
On our site there are pages and pages of content that cover everything from the basics to the in-depth instructions of how to discuss your overseas work injury with your doctor.
You will probably win you DBA case if the judge believes you. It is as simple as that. This is why I preach like a mantra - "Always tell the truth." It is the best advice that I can give you.
That means you will have to tell the whole and complete truth about everything, all the time to everyone. There can be no secrets kept from or exaggerations of pain or injury told to your lawyer, your spouse, your colleagues, your kids, your doctor, the DBA insurance adjuster, no one.
You are probably thinking, "Duh".
But the reality is that a lot of severely injured overseas contractors just like you sometime say they "can't" do something when really the action causes them a lot of pain but they can do it. When you bring a DBA case, there is a huge difference between "I can't lift 50 lbs." and "I avoid lifting 50 lbs because it causes my back to hurt and I will really pay for it tomorrow if I do it."
It's a simple difference in language, but the DBA insurance company's lawyers will catch it and call you out for being a liar. These kind of details about the facts of a persons' case is usually what folks trip over and then lose their case.
So if you don't take anything from this page, at least take this: ALWAYS TELL THE TRUTH.
It's not like most folks are trying to lie
All the time the insurance company lawyer will catch honest folks with legitimate claims in "lies" because these well meaning folks just don't know how important it is to be precise with their language.
This is one of the main things I cover in my book - Win Your Defense Base Act Case. That is, how to avoid the mistakes that cause people to lose their DBA case.
Check out all of the 5 Star Reviews on amazon.com
5.0 out of 5 stars
And if you’re smart acquire them to represent you
December 1, 2016
Bill Turley and his staff have gotten this process down, and there book is your only starting point. I highly suggest you start reading this ASAP to get familiar with what’s going to happen. And if you’re smart acquire them to represent you. I honestly believe you need them on your side if you really want to win this thing. The staff is amazing, to the point, and sharp. So start digging in!
5.0 out of 5 stars
Very informative and lets you know exactly what to expect ...
May 23, 2018
Very informative and lets you know exactly what to expect in a DBA case. It let me know my rights as a Defense Contractor. If you feel u may have a claim or unsure about your rights this is the book.
5.0 out of 5 stars
Turley did a great job,
April 2, 2016
I was not aware there was a books available for people that need help with the Defense Base Act Case.
5.0 out of 5 stars
Written in every day language it's a very easy read.
April 6, 2016
I found this book to be very informative the language was very easy for me to understand.
I want you to read my book for three reasons - one for you and two for me
The first reason why I want you to read my book Win Your Defense Base Act Case is because I see good, honest folks screw up their DBA cases all the time because they keep falling for the same DBA insurance company tricks and traps. These tricks and traps can really tank your case. It's the whole purpose behind them. They are designed to hurt your case.
The thing is they are completely avoidable. You just have to know about them first in order to avoid them. I wrote the book originally to help my clients avoid them and help them win their DBA case. I don't like to see good, honest folks with legitimate claims lose their case.
The second reason I want you to read my book is because after you read it, and you get benefit from it, that you will "pass it on" and leave the book a good review on amazon.com.
The third reason is because if you do end up asking my firm to represent you in your DBA case (we can't take everyone's case) we don't want to have to turn it down because your case is so messed up, because you made one of these mistakes. Or, if we take you case, we don't want to have to try and fix or deal with the mess. Sometimes we can fix it or minimize it - but it's much better to not have to deal with it by avoiding the problem.
If you have any questions or concerns about anything that you have read here or want to learn more about getting started off on the right foot call us at our main office in San Diego at 619-304-1000
There are no guarantees in life or law. Just because we have gotten great results in other cases doesn't mean we will in other case. Every case is different.