Millions

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NEW ORLEANS ACCIDENT AND MARITIME ATTORNEY

RECOVERY. COMPENSATION. PROTECTION.

Millions

Recovered

NEW ORLEANS ACCIDENT AND MARITIME ATTORNEY

RECOVERY. COMPENSATION. PROTECTION.

New Orleans Personal Injury Lawyer

Your Choice of Law Firm Matters.

Personal injury accidents can have serious consequences for the people of Louisiana. Injuries often need costly medical treatment, and can affect your ability to provide for your family. We understand the financial stress that comes with being the victim of a personal injury accident. We offer a free consultation for any person who contacts our New Orleans office with a potential personal injury case, which you can request by calling (504) 525-5211. We have no upfront retainer fees, and only collect our payment once we have successfully secured your settlement or trial award.

Attorney Brent Cueria founded the Cueria Law Firm, L.L.C. located in New Orleans, in order to focus on the representation of injured individuals, where his true passion is. Mr. Cueria uses his past experience to diligently advocate for the injured and disabled clients he now represents against the insurance companies.

Practice Areas

Cueria Law Firm’s attorneys focuses on helping families that have suffered injuries that happen in car, truck, and rideshare accidents. We also helps workers who have suffered serious accidents offshore, on the river, or at the docks.

Our Louisiana personal injury attorneys firm work hard to help victims obtain the compensation for your injuries.

Our verdicts and settlements are proof that we provide top-level legal representation for our Louisiana clients. We want you to feel secure in your decision to hire us, because we know choosing the right lawyer can be life-changing for your family’s finacial future.

WINNING THE MAXIMUM

COMPENSATION

FOR YOU

STEP 1

Consulting an Attorney

Meet with the Attorney to discuss your case and they can best determine how to get you the most compensation.

Do I Have To Pay Upfront?

No! Your Attorney only gets paid if YOU get paid. They get paid from the settlement received from the insurance company.

STEP 2

Getting Treatment

Next, make sure that your medical treatment is scheduled to maximize your recovery.

We guarantee the payment for your medical treatment out of your settlement, which means no upfront cost to worry about when you see these top medical providers while you recover. Your main focus during this time is to heal and get better.

STEP 3

Documenting Evidence

We begin collecting police reports, witness statements, video & photo evidence of your accident and more.

The Cueria Law Firm Team will also collect any bills that you have received which are related to your accident. This includes emergency services such as ambulance rides, hospital visits or others.

STEP 4

Settlement or Court

The Attorneys at Cueria Law Firm will do what it takes to make sure that you receive the compensation that you deserve.

The Attorneys at Cueria Law Firm will do what it takes to make sure that you receive the compensation that you deserve.

WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU HIRE

AN EXPERIENCED NEW ORLEANS ATTORNEY

When you first contact Cueria Law Firm, LLC, about a personal injury case, we will ask you a few questions to get an idea of what situation you are in. These include the date of the accident, type of accident, what your injuries are, and what steps you’ve taken so far to resolve your case.

At that point, you will speak with our Personal Injury Attorney New Orleans, who will give you a free consultation on your case. This consultation may take place over the phone or in person at our New Orleans office. He will review the facts of your case and use his 25 years of experience representing injured individuals to give you advice on going forward. In some cases, we may not accept your case. This depends on the details you will discuss. This does not mean you don’t have a claim, just that your claim does not fit the types of cases we specialize in. We are happy to discuss the reasons we didn’t accept your case with you.

If our attorney believes your case is a good fit for our firm, we will offer you a retainer agreement. This is a contract which says we will be legally representing you during your personal injury claim. Not only will this authorize us to speak to appropriate parties regarding your claim, but it will also mean you cannot accept a settlement or close a case without contacting us first. The retainer will also outline a fee agreement which will be due upon your case settling. We do not require an upfront payment of attorney fees, as we work on a contingent fee basis.

The most important thing that an injured person can do to get the best result from their claim is to be regularly treated by a medical professional. This is one thing that our firm cannot do for you, though we can assist you in finding a doctor and setting up appointments.

We work with several local medical providers including chiropractors, neurologists and MRI technicians who allow us to guarantee the costs of your treatment in place of upfront costs. This is one of the many ways we help our clients focus on their recovery, instead of stressing about the immediate effect of their accidents.

We will be regularly requesting your medical records and may contact you if we notice you are not keeping up with your treatment plan. In addition to making appointments, it is important that you are forthcoming with information about your physical and emotional symptoms. This will all be compiled into medical records used to make a demand from the insurance company or other liable party during the settlement process. In some cases, your doctor may be called to make a recorded statement or testify in court about your injuries.

While you are treating for your injuries, our team will begin investigating and gathering evidence to support your claim. If you have not already done so, we will set up an insurance claim. The first thing we will do is reach out to the insurance company or liable party with a Letter of Representation. This informs them that we are representing you in your claim against them and that all communication regarding your claim should go through our office. In order to best protect the outcome of your case, you should alert us immediately if the insurance company or defending party contacts you about your case.

We will also begin gathering supporting documents such as a police report or incident report, medical records for first responders or emergency room visits, and any bills you have received thus far because of the accident you were in. In some cases, we will reach out to passengers or other witnesses who were at the scene of your accident. We will get their contact information, and speak to them about what happened. If any video surveillance is available, our team will investigate the best way to recover it to be used as evidence in the future.

During this process, we may reach out to you several times to verify facts of your case. Our team of paralegals and legal assistants is tasked with finding every possible piece of information we can to support your claim, so we need your full cooperation to do so.
The investigative portion of your case could last for several months, depending on factors including your medical treatment plan. If you have any questions during this process, you can give us a call or text and we will go over the status of your case and answer any questions you have.

You may also have to undergo an “IME” or an Independent Medical Examination. Legally, you are allowed to choose the medical provider who treats you for your injuries. However, the defendant party is allowed to request that your injuries be examined by a third party examiner of their choosing. We will work with you and defending party to set up this appointment and we will receive a copy of the records produced.

Once your treatment has finished, or at the point where we have gathered sufficient evidence of how much medical treatment you will need in the future, we will write a demand to be submitted to the insurance company. This will outline the evidence we have including your medical records, our estimates for what your future costs associated with the injuries are, and references to past trial decisions in similar personal injury cases.

The insurance company will most likely not accept our demand. They will come back with an offer or request more evidence in order to make one. When we receive an offer on your behalf, our attorney will reach out to you to discuss it. During that conversation, you will decide whether you are ready to accept it, based on the advice of the attorney. We will continue to negotiate with the insurance company until our attorney believes you are getting a top offer for your case.

Most of the time, it is in the insurance company’s best interest to settle a claim out of court. The cost of litigation will fall on the defendant party if the judge and jury find them liable for your injuries. In some situations, an insurance company will not want to settle but will prefer a mediation take place. In mediation, both parties are allowed to present their evidence and arguments to a third party mediator. That mediator will help them come to a settlement agreement which will then be signed off on by a judge. Mediation is a cost and time efficient alternative to traditional litigation.

In the event that your case does go into litigation, we file an official lawsuit on your behalf. During the litigation process, you are referred to as the “Plaintiff” who has filed a “Petition” or “Complaint” against “Defendants.”

The first stage of personal injury litigation is “Discovery.” This refers to a list of questions and record requests involving your personal information, history, and medical records. We will guide you through this process, with one of our staff members focusing on making sure your “Answers” (responses to discovery) are honest and in your best interest.

Gathering the statements of witnesses and experts to support your lawsuit is done by holding “Depositions.” They will consist of a series of questions given by the defending party with your legal representative present. This may be done to record the statements of passengers in a vehicle, coworkers who witness a work accident, or medical providers and forensic experts. The statements are recorded on an audio file and also written by a court reporter so that a transcript can be produced. Both parties in the case will receive copies of these when the deposition is finished.

At the end of a discovery portion, if a settlement has not been reached, the case will go to trial. During the trial the evidence, witnesses and arguments will be presented to a judge or jury. The judge or jury will determine who is at fault, to what extent they are at fault, and what the awarded damages should be if any are determined.

Trials can take a long time and be quite expensive. It is always our goal to make sure you walk away with the best financial outcome possible. In some situations, the cost of the trial will not be the best outcome and we will advise you to settle out of court.

Once we have reached a settlement figure you are comfortable with, or the trial has ended, the case doesn’t immediately close. There are several legal things to wrap up before you can cash a check.

During the claim process, our firm will have collected all the medical bills you have outstanding because of your accident. We will compile these into an expenses sheet which will be outlined in your settlement statement. This includes contacting Medicaid or Medicare to find out if any bills were claimed by those programs, in which case you may have to pay them back. It is our job to make sure that any bills you are responsible for getting paid before the settlement is signed.

We may have also received a “lien notice” from parties who you have held a past unpaid debt to. Common examples of this include medical providers,  unpaid child support, and prior legal representatives if you dismissed a lawyer on this case. We will do our best to investigate each one and negotiate the amount being billed for you. In some cases, we may give you a partial payment, withholding an amount which may be claimed by a lien holder until we have cleared up the final lien amount.

Once we have a clear understanding of where the money that has been awarded is going, we will call you to schedule a settlement meeting. During the settlement, the attorney will review what it legally means for you to accept the settlement offer. This will usually mean you are giving up any future right to make a claim. If you have any questions regarding this, you should ask our attorney. After that, you will receive a check.

Meet the Attorney

Brent Cueria

Brent Cueria

Mr. Cueria received his Juris Doctor Degree from Loyola Law School in New Orleans in 1988. Following graduation, Brent spent several years with a local Personal Injury firm that had a national practice. He then spent 3 years with a firm that had a substantial insurance defense practice defending automobile and truck insurers as well as Medical Malpractice insurers and the State of Louisiana against a broad range of personal injury and other insurance disputes. He continued to represent Plaintiffs on a select basis while at this firm.

In 1993, Mr. Cueria founded the Cueria Law Firm, L.L.C. located in New Orleans, in order to focus on the representation of injured individuals, where his true passion is. Mr. Cueria uses his past experience to diligently advocate for the injured and disabled clients he now represents against the insurance companies. Cueria Law Firm, L.L.C.’s other practice areas include: maritime, Jones Act, personal injury, and auto accidents in New Orleans, LA.

Frequently Asked
Questions

Have questions about hiring a personal injury attorney?

Check out the answers to our most commonly asked questions right here!

After an accident, there are many issues to consider:

Medical Bills: How much will your medical bills be? Will you require future medical treatment for broken bones, disc injuries, and other injuries? How will you pay for these expenses?

Lost Income: How much income have you already lost since your accident? How much more time will your injury require you to be out of work? Is your damage so severe that it may force you to give up your current employment? How will you make ends meet?

These are just a few issues that often come up in personal injury cases. But there are others, such as who is responsible for your injuries?

It’s only natural to be overwhelmed after an accident, but speaking with an experienced Louisiana personal injury attorney can help.

Brent Cueria is a Louisiana personal injury attorney who has over two decades of experience. He is available to speak to you today about these issues and the many others that you may have considered—along with many more that you may not have considered but might be very important to your case.

If you have sustained an injury, please call us in New Orleans for a free consultation at (504) 636-8710.

Generally, the time limit to file a personal injury claim in Louisiana is one year from the date of your accident. This time limit is critical since most personal injury lawsuits filed past this deadline are denied. This site is not meant to offer a legal opinion on your specific legal need. Please consult an attorney immediately on important case issues.

That’s why it is of utmost importance that you contact Louisiana personal injury attorney, Brent Cueria, today—even if you think the time limit may have expired on your claim.

Many factors may affect your time limit to file a personal injury suit. For example, cases involving delayed injuries from a defective drug, defective product, or medical malpractice may result in a longer time limit. However, claims against a governmental entity will have a shorter time limit.

Please call us in New Orleans for a free consultation at (504) 636-8710 so that our Louisiana personal injury attorney may begin evaluating your case today.

When most people think about damages they can recover in their personal injury lawsuit, they think of “economic damages.”

ECONOMIC DAMAGES MAY INCLUDE:

  • past and future medical expenses related to the injury
  • lost income from not being able to work due to the injury
  • the cost of repairs to your car or other property that may have been damaged in an accident.

However, there are also “non-economic damages” you can recover in your personal injury claim.

NON-ECONOMIC DAMAGES MAY INCLUDE:

  • pain and suffering
  • loss of consortium (including loss of love, companionship, affection, society, comfort, support, sexual relations, or services)

It is vital that you contact a skilled personal injury attorney who is familiar with Louisiana injury law so that you can be truly informed of the damages to which you may be entitled. Brent Cueria is a personal injury attorney with over 20 years of experience in maximizing his clients’ claims. Please call today for a free consultation at (504) 636-8710.

Most basic personal injury cases can be settled without going to court through what is called an “out-of-court settlement”. Louisiana personal injury attorney Brent Cueria has over two decades of experience in reaching fair agreements with insurance companies without having to go to court. However, as an aggressive advocate, he has also tried many cases in which the responsible parties failed to offer fair compensation for his clients’ injuries.

The benefit of contacting Louisiana personal injury attorney Brent Cueria today is that he can assess your claim as early as possible to determine if the insurance company has proposed a fair offer, or if they are trying to “low ball” you. From there, he can skillfully negotiate a more appropriate settlement figure for your injuries. And finally, if need be, he will bring your case to trial to represent your best interests.

Please call us in New Orleans for a free consultation at (504) 636-8710 so that our Louisiana personal injury attorney may begin evaluating your case today.

The length of time to receive a personal injury settlement ranges from a few weeks to years. Every case is different. Some factors that may affect the time in your personal injury settlement are the amount of evidence, the analysis of the evidence, testimony and witnesses, and the court schedule.

Most cases settle out of court before ever arriving at trial. A settlement is an ideal situation. We want to find a settlement offer that is appropriate for your injuries without the hassle of litigating the case through litigation and appeals.

An experienced Louisiana personal injury attorney can—and should—review your initial settlement offer from an insurance company before you accept it. Many times insurance companies offer a low settlement to “nip your case in the bud.” However, an experienced Louisiana personal injury attorney can advise you of what fair and adequate compensation would look like in your case, as well as demand that the insurance company increases its settlement offer. If the parties cannot reach an agreement, your Louisiana personal injury attorney will take your case to court.

Please call us in New Orleans for a free consultation at (504) 636-8710 so that our Louisiana personal injury attorney may begin evaluating your case today.

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Joseph Grajales
21:27 20 Jul 20
Would definitely
Lionel Vicknair
19:53 20 Jul 20
Leslie Onisick
20:36 01 Jul 20
Brent Cueria & his team were so helpful in assisting me with a car accident. They were available whenever I had a question and were happy to help in any way they could! Highly recommend!
Daniel Richardson
01:40 11 Jun 20
Great law firm.
Jessica Richardson
19:57 10 Jun 20
Brent Cueria is a great attorney and a really nice guy. His staff is always really helpful. I highly recommend his law firm if you are in a car accident and have a bad injury. His firm is supportive all the way through.
Cornell Harris
21:43 08 Jan 20
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Chris Brown
16:50 11 Dec 19
Jataun Cooper
16:50 11 Dec 19
Wonderful law firm! Friendly staff, friendly attorney! I love this place and will definitely recommend Mr. Cueria to anyone!
Ashley Nerat
20:23 03 Oct 19
Really took time to keep me updated and make sure he was doing what was best for me as a client.
brandon newton
21:43 26 Sep 19
Mr. Brent and his team his paralegals were very helpful in every step of the processes involving my legal dispute.They were completely understanding in every part of this.I am very thankful for them.
carolyn clay
20:56 18 Jul 19
Had a Great experience. These guys are great and fast. They are on it. Y’all need to check out this law firm. Check them out u won’t be sorry but you will get a fair settlement because they are fair people. Been hurt??? Don’t wait. Call them today and let them litigate...
Regina Serafino
12:40 13 Jul 19
Lou Bishop
20:03 29 May 19
Kristin Marks
19:45 29 May 19
Brent is very professional and easy to work with. He made sure I was taken care of better than I expected. Very nice man and great team!
Kevin Byrd
15:59 08 May 19
Mr. Brent Cueria does an amazing job! He was always available for any questions or concerns that I had. There was never a moment that he wouldn't take the time to help me out and keep me updated on the process of my case! A great attorney and an amazing guy!
Cat Donohue
14:19 24 Apr 19
Awesome caring firm that puts the clients needs first always. Brent was an exceptional lawyer and good person. I highly recommend Cueria Law Firm.
Mario Salomon
16:29 28 Feb 19
Tameka Lewis
22:35 07 Feb 19
I had a good experience with this firm. The staff was professional and protected my personal interest. I would definitely recommend them.
Enjoli Toregano
22:20 07 Feb 19
Maurice Crowley
22:39 10 Jan 19
Fast and Amazing work! Professional law firm and I will use again in the future!
April Washington
21:59 10 Jan 19
Mr. Cueria was amazing, helped me beyond my expectations, they answer the phone and respond promptly to their clients. Very easy going, respectful, and professional.
Demond Sampson
17:33 18 Dec 18
He straight to the point bout handling the matter at hand Swift and firm.
Joanna Monday
22:12 29 Nov 18
Wonderful experience
Natasha Lewis
21:52 27 Nov 18
Awesome person
Salwan Ibrahimi
22:43 08 Nov 18
Very nice reliable law firm... we really had good experience with him. And we are really thankful. I recommend him to everyone.
Rashonda Matthews
17:11 01 Nov 18
Mr. Brent is a great personal injury attorney as well as a caring attorney. He is always available to talk and answer all our questions. Mr. Brent does not take you on as just a client. He treats you like family.
Allison Johnson
15:40 11 Oct 18
The BEST in New Orleans!! I came into this office not knowing what would be the outcome of my case, and Brent assured me he got this! A big thanks to him and his staff for all your hard work!! I’m telling you if you need someone to represent he’s definitely the guy to call!! Love you guys! Until next time !😁
Holly Granger
20:26 05 Oct 18
Really cares about his clients. His whole staff calls to check on me to make sure I'm ok
Kevin Odonahue
21:28 04 Oct 18
Great people really helped me out with my case. Deeply appreciated.
Caroline Howard
19:03 27 Sep 18
Edlisha Johnson
15:47 08 Aug 18
Mr. Cueria is one of the best, he has been representing my close family and friends for years! I’d recommend him to anyone! The office environment and his assistants are very welcoming!
Matt Mercier
20:25 19 Jul 18
Brent was very helpful through my whole case, he kept me up to date and followed through to the very end! He has a great personality and was great to work with. I highly recommend him!
Danita Estrada
16:38 19 Jul 18
This law firm is awesome help me out a lot in my case and staff are super friendly make u feel like ur family I would recomend Cueria law firm
Giambe
21:14 22 Mar 18
Highly recommended!! He’s a very caring attorney!! Gets the job done!!
wendeisha collins
21:04 08 Mar 18
Very helpful and professional
Hortense Ambrose
17:33 05 Mar 18
Great experience. Very professional and personal at the same time. Highly recommended.
Sidneysha Hemaid
20:31 08 Feb 18
Thanks for being so helpful!!
Erica Ross
13:17 07 Feb 18
Mr. Cueria is very professional and works hard to assure that you received the best of outcome possible. Mr. Cueria and his staffed worked diligintly to give me the best settlement possible. I was very satisfied. -
Shannan Holmes
08:55 30 Jan 18
I Love Mr. Brent. They handle me with tender loving care
Noel Everson
16:26 26 Jan 18
I appreciate Mr. Cueria love doing business...
Lionel Vicknair
16:06 07 Dec 17
This was my first experience ever having a lawyer and I was very grateful and it was very pleasant. Everything worked out for the best and I would definitely recommend Brent.
Charita Burrell
21:24 30 Nov 17
BRENT WAS A GREAT HELP TO MY CASE ..ME AND MY KIDS WAS REALLY HAPPY WITH THE OUTCOME..DEFINITELY WILL GO TO HE AGAIN!!!!
Kayla West
15:14 24 Mar 16
Mr. Cueria spent so much time on my case and answered every question I had concerning my case. He was very helpful and really a great guy. I would recommended him for sure.
Jordan Hamilton
17:28 22 Mar 16
When I called Cueria Law Firm I was taken care of very well. The process was fairly lengthy but Brent is very detailed and really doesn’t miss a beat. I am extremely happy with my results and my settlement and would recommend Brent to my friends and family.
Joey Jordan
17:15 02 Mar 16
Brent is a awesome attorney. He has such a friendly staff and is a great attorney. He did a fantastic job for me and my family. If I ever need a personal injury attorney again Brent will definitely be my first choice.
Mary Boazman
20:05 25 Mar 15
Brent handled my case a few years ago and did an excellent job. He worked very hard on my case and was always easy to get in touch with. His staff was friendly and helpful too. He treated us like family. Brent is a great attorney and I highly recommend him!
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