You’ve suffered injuries in a work-related accident at a US embassy, and now, you’re wondering what the next steps are.
The reality is about 1.8 million people suffered injuries at work that required emergency room care in 2020.
Fortunately, a Defense Base Act lawyer, or DBA lawyer, can help you to receive the compensation you need for your injuries. But what do you know about hiring a Defense Base Act attorney?
Here’s a rundown on three mistakes to avoid when hiring this type of lawyer.
1. Not Hiring a DBA Attorney with a Successful Track Record
Be sure to hire an attorney who has a strong track record of representing DBA claim clients with positive outcomes.
The attorneys you consider should be able to provide you with testimonies from previous clients who were able to secure their desired settlements. This will be no problem for an attorney who has had no problem handling numerous claims that are similar to your claim.
For instance, a reputable attorney will understand how important it is to ask you to submit all — not just some — of your income. That’s because a higher income total may mean more compensation. The income sources you should furnish include your salary, incentives, bonuses, and stipends.
2. Hiring a DBA Attorney Who Guarantees a Specific Outcome or Settlement
Another mistake to avoid when hiring a DBA lawyer is choosing an attorney who guarantees a specific outcome. That’s because no attorney can predict the results of a case due to the unknown factors involved in these types of cases.
What reputable Defense Base Act lawyers can do for you is explain your case’s weaknesses and strengths. Still, they should do this only after they have already developed a thorough understanding of the circumstances surrounding your case.
3. Hiring a DBA Attorney Who Does Not Make You Feel Comfortable
Finally, avoid the mistake of hiring a lawyer whom you don’t feel comfortable with. As you interview various attorneys, look for a lawyer who answers your questions to your satisfaction and takes the time to listen to your needs.
If you do not feel comfortable speaking with a particular DBA lawyer, you should find another one whom you feel you can trust.
How Our Defense Base Act Lawyer Can Help with Your DBA Claim
The top mistakes to avoid when hiring a Defense Base Act lawyer include not hiring an attorney with proven success. You should also avoid hiring an attorney who guarantees your desired outcome or who makes you feel uncomfortable.
At Barnes Law Firm, we would be glad to represent you in your DBA case. Whether you’re suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, we can help you to pursue the compensation to which you are entitled.
Get in touch with us to learn more about how we can help you with your case, and let’s work together today!