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Bodily Injury vs. Property Damage

When it comes to automobile insurance policies, there are many terms used that can be hard to understand. In regards to a car accident, the terms bodily injury and property damage are often used. If you have never been in...

car accident attorney new orleansWhen it comes to automobile insurance policies, there are many terms used that can be hard to understand. In regards to a car accident, the terms bodily injury and property damage are often used. If you have never been in a car wreck before, you may have no idea what these terms actually mean. It is important to understand both so that you know when to file a claim and speak to a personal injury attorney.

Bodily Injury Auto Accident Claims New Orleans

The term bodily injury means that you have sustained some type of physical injury to the body due to the car wreck. This term will cover all areas of personal injury such as bruises, pain, cuts, abrasions, broken bones, etc.

Louisiana Property Damage Claims

The term property damage will be used in reference to the damage sustained by your vehicle. The term applies to damage to the vehicle that can be repaired as well as damage that is not repairable. When a vehicle involved in a car wreck cannot be repaired, then the term ‘totaled’ or ‘total loss’ is used.

How Insurance Companies Handle Bodily Injury and Property Damage Claims

In general, an automobile insurance company of New Orleans will want to settle the claims of property damage quickly. However, when it comes to bodily injury claims, the companies are not so quick to offer compensation. A Louisiana personal injury attorney will tell you that when it comes to bodily injury, insurance companies do not want to pay up. They know that the cost of compensation will be much higher when compared to property damage.

The insurance company may offer you a low ball compensation, even before you know how to hurt you are from the crash. It is important that you do not speak to insurance companies and avoid taking any settlement until you have spoken with an experienced New Orleans personal injury attorney. While you may be able to settle a property damage claim on your own, a bodily injury issue can take some time if you want to receive fair compensation.

When You Need an Experienced Car Accident Attorney

A New Orleans personal injury attorney will be able to review the details of your car accident, including any information you have for bodily injury and property damage. If you have a case, then a claim will be filed so that you can receive fair compensation.

If you or a loved one have been involved in a car accident and bodily injury took place, call our New Orleans office to have your case reviewed. With an experienced New Orleans car accident attorney by your side, you have a better chance of winning your case.


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We offer a free consultation for any person who contacts our New Orleans office with a potential personal injury case. We have no upfront retainer fees, and only collect our payment once we have successfully secured your settlement or trial award.

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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.




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    Hotel Premises Liability Settlement

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    Automobile Accident Settlement

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    Jones Act Seaman Injured in Oil Spill

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    Jones Act Seaman Orthopedic Injury

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    Passenger in Truck Crash Trial

Positive Client Reviews

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!
Kristin Marks
Kristin Marks
19:45 29 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!
Kevin Byrd
Kevin Byrd
15:59 08 May 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.
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Cat D
14:19 24 Apr 19
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Tameka Lewis
22:35 07 Feb 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.
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April Washington
21:59 10 Jan 19
Very nice reliable law firm... we really had good experience with him. And we are really thankful. I recommend him to everyone.
Salwan Ibrahimi
Salwan Ibrahimi
22:43 08 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.
Rashonda Matthews
Rashonda Matthews
17:11 01 Nov 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 !😁
Allison Johnson
Allison Johnson
15:40 11 Oct 18
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Juju Giambe
21:14 22 Mar 18
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Hortense Ambrose
17:33 05 Mar 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. -
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Erica Ross
13:17 07 Feb 18
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Shannan Holmes
08:55 30 Jan 18
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.
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Lionel Vicknair
16:06 07 Dec 17

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There are many factors that can affect the outcome of your case, but time is often the most important. Call Cueria Law Firm today to speak to an attorney about your claim, and get started on the path to physical, emotional and financial recovery.

The team at Cueria Law Firm is here to assist you in all steps of your case - setting up doctor's appointments, starting an insurance claim, requesting a rental car, and more. We understand life after an accident can be overwhelming, but you aren't going through it alone.

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