We do not know if any Defense Base Act Plaintiff’s attorneys take financial kickbacks or any other possible kickback from DBA insurance companies. We just see the question come up often.
These are our own plaintiff’s attorneys that this question is being asked about.
Financial reward is likely the driving force behind the DBA insurance company defense attorney, though we suspect it is more a sport for a few of them.
But offering, or taking, a bribe to throw an injured contractor’s claim at a hearing or talk him into taking a much smaller settlement than he is entitled too, would have disastrous legal implications for any attorney who were caught. The insurance company would probably not miss a profit.
Never the less, this question remains a very hot topic. One that many would be compelled to ask when researching the outcomes of claims of Injured War Zone Contractors and the Death Benefit Claims of those who did not survive.
If not for financial reward then what would drive an Attorney/Lawyer to allow an insurance company to deny benefits to clearly maimed and/or mentally disabled persons without putting up the best fight possible utilizing every resource available to them?
The Reasonable costs of representing a claimant must also be paid by the insurance company and it is not the Insurance companies’ attorney who decides what legal costs will be paid, it is the Judge.
The lack of effort and resources put into most DBA Claimants cases saves the insurance companies billions of dollars without ever an outright exchange of dirty money necessary.