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Defense Base Act Attorney - No B.S. Plain English - Don't Give A Recorded Statement

“We give you no B.S. straight forward answers to your Defense Base Act questions in simple, easy to understand English, that everyone can understand. No legal mumbo-jumbo, lawyer talk. We strongly advise against giving a recorded statement to the Defense Base Act insurance compnay.”  Defense Base Act Lawyer - Bill Turley


Don't give a recorded statement or a written statement

If the adjuster tells you they need your statement in order to provide you with medical treatment or weekly compensation benefits, call a Defense Base Act lawyer. Immediately. But don't give a statement.

Why shouldn't I give a recorded statement?

You don't need to give a recorded statement in order to get DBA benefits. It will only be used to deny your claim.

Don't sign any medical releases or employment releases

If the DBA adjuster tells you they need you to sign authorizations in order to provide your DBA benefits, call a DBA attorney.

The DBA Insurance Adjuster

Don't blow your relationship with the DBA insurance adjuster. Don't be gabby, but don't be rude. Be polite only say as much as is necessary. The last thing you want to do is motivate the insurance adjuster against you and your claim. On the other hand, don't get all chatty with the DBA insurance adjuster. Remember, it is just like criminal law: everything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. Depend on it. This is another reason to get a seasoned DBA lawyer.

My best advice

My best advice to you is for you to always tell the truth. Always. When bringing a court case, nothing is more important than your credibility. Nothing else is even close. The DBA insurance company lawyer is going to try and make you look like you are lying. If this happens, the Judge will rule against you and you will lose. Bank on it. I know I do.

My second best advice

Which brings me to my second best advice. The problem is that in many instances folks get caught in traps left for them by the DBA insurance company. In other words, they don’t know that they are messing up their case. Happens all the time. Well meaning honest folks get caught in one of the DBA insurance company traps.

Which is why I strongly suggest that you read my free book - Win Your Defense Base Act Case. You don’t have to believe what I say about it - the book has dozens of 5 Star reviews on Amazon.com.

Win Your Defense Base Act Case is the best investment you are going to make. You can order it free here on this website or you can pay for it by ordering it from Amazon.com. 


We help you get your life back


We answer your questions in no B.S plain English

You’re seriously injured. You may not be able to go back to work earning the kind of money you were before. You and your family are facing a tough future if that’s the case. What next?  What are you going to do now?  What do you need to know about the Defense Base Act?  Do you even need a lawyer?

This website helps address these very issues. We do it with plain English so everybody can understand it. We don’t give you fluff. We don’t give you generalities. We provide specific useful information about Defense Base Act Law. Use this website to help you win your DBA case.

America’s Leading DBA Lawyer

Awarded Super Lawyer 2011 - 2017

Highest Rated DBA Lawyer      San Francisco Avvo.com Rating    San Diego Avvo.com Rating

Invited to Speak on the Longshore Act / Defense Base Act at 2011 Maritime Personal Injury Seminar

New York Times 2011 Top Attorney

Elected President of the Consumer Attorneys

Metro 2012 Best Lawyer Award



William Turley
“When I seek out professional advice, I don’t want B.S., I want it straight up. I figure you do also.”

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