Who Would Hire a DBA Lawyer? What Should You Ask Them?

Who Would Hire a DBA Lawyer? What Should You Ask Them?

Dec 4, 2020 | Defense Base Act

Have you been injured?

If you have been injured and cannot work, there are probably many questions running through your head.

How will you pay your bills? What protection does your employer offer in this situation? How do you go about getting compensated for your injuries while at work?

Learn more here about what you should consider when hiring a DBA lawyer:

Who Hires a DBA Lawyer?

First, it is important to define what the Defense Base Act is so that hiring a lawyer will make more sense. The Defense Base Act provides workers’ compensation protection to civilian employees that work for the U.S. Government. This act applies whether they are on U.S. soil or a military base anywhere in the world. 

The type of person that would hire a DBA lawyer would be a civilian government employee that was injured on the job. An exception to this would be if this person was killed overseas working for the government or national defense, which then their family would be the person hiring the DBA lawyer instead.

What Questions Should You Ask a DBA Lawyer?

Hiring a lawyer can be an overwhelming task, but preparing yourself with the right questions to ask during the initial consultation can make the process much easier for both of you. Preparing questions ahead of time will also help you to cover all the information and not have to worry about forgetting any important matters during the meeting.

What Are Your Legal Fees?

How much will this cost? Finding out how the process is funded is important before choosing to work with a lawyer.

A great benefit of working with a DBA lawyer like us is that we absorb all costs and don’t charge you anything if we don’t succeed in the recovery of your case. This means that either your insurance will pay, or we will pay but you are not responsible for settling this legal matter financially.

How Much Experience Do You Have in This Area?

Experience is very important in any hiring situation but especially when it comes to a lawyer. Knowing how many cases they have handled and what types of situations they have experience in are good to consider when you are making a decision on who to hire.

Asking specifics about their background in practicing this type of law is a way to get an idea of how much experience they have beyond the numbers.

What Areas Do You Serve?

Do you have to live in a particular place to work with a lawyer? Ensuring that the firm you decide to work with can work with you in your current location is good to clarify first before moving forward in a legal process.

Get Started Today

Now that you know more about what to consider when hiring a DBA lawyer, you can start the hiring process today. Contact us today for a free initial consultation to discuss your legal case. Check out our blog for more helpful articles like this one as well!