DBA Insurance Claims: 5 Important Keys to Winning Your Claim Case in Court

The Defense Base Act was created way back in 1941 in order to help cover workers on foreign US military bases. Since then it has been amended to cover workers on any type of government project abroad, giving them peace of mind should any injury or mishaps occur along the way.

You can find more info on what the DBA is here. Give it a look if you’re unsure before we continue. Ready? Right, let’s take a look at 5 keys to winning your DBA claim case in court.

 

  • Make Sure Reports Are Done Immediately

 

Reports on your injury(s) and the actual filing of a claim should be done as soon as possible. Leaving it for a while can make it look as though the injury wasn’t so serious and the claim was filed as an afterthought, possibly only for financial gain. Avoid this situation by sending off paperwork ASAP and keeping things moving.

 

  • Deal With Everything Through Your Attorney

 

With DBA insurance legal help is almost always provided. However this doesn’t mean you have no choice on which lawyer you use. Selecting the right attorney in the first place is actually very important to your claim. A good lawyer will know the DBA laws and do their best to get you the best possible result. Always ask yourself: “Is there an Accident lawyer near me?”. 

Once you have a good lawyer you must also be careful to deal with everything through your lawyer. Don’t correspond with the insurer directly as they will often attempt to trick you or get information from you which your lawyer wouldn’t have provided. Always refer any questions to your lawyer and follow your attorneys advice on all matters along the way.

 

  • Provide as Much Evidence as Possible

 

Evidence is the key for all court cases. Without it, nothing can be proven and cases are incredibly difficult to settle. Keep evidence of any injuries including medical reports, and also keep any other relevant evidence such as footage of the accident or pictures of the site where it occurred. They may help you to show the risks present in court and to explain what exactly happened.

 

  • Keep Documentation for all Treatment & Expenses

 

As well as injuries, you also need to keep documentation for anything else that is related to your claim. This could be on-going medical treatment, psychological treatment, or even keeping track of expenses and bills during the time of your injury as they may also be covered by the claim.

Remember it’s better to play it safe and keep all documentation possible, even if it doesn’t end up being needed. This is much better than needing documentation which you didn’t keep!

 

  • Bring as Many Witnesses as Possible

 

Finally, bring as many witnesses as possible. Witnesses are invaluable in court cases because they provide first-hand evidence from the event itself and add a lot of credibility. Don’t settle on just bringing one or two because you think it’s enough. Bring as many as possible, just in case the insurer tries to work around your witnesses by disputing claims or in case one of your witnesses perhaps missed an important occurrence/detail.

 

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