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Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Lawyer New Orleans When an accident occurs, individuals can suffer from catastrophic injury. An amputation, severe nerve damage, or a severed spinal cord injury is considered catastrophic as your life will now be completely…
Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Lawyer New Orleans
When an accident occurs, individuals can suffer from catastrophic injury. An amputation, severe nerve damage, or a severed spinal cord injury is considered catastrophic as your life will now be completely changed. You may require specialized equipment to complete daily activities or regular medical assistance. At Cueria Law Firm, we assist individuals who have suffered from catastrophic injuries, particularly those who were injured due to someone else’s negligence or carelessness.
Cueria Law Firm, L.L.C. represents individuals and the families of individuals who have been seriously injured or killed as a result of the negligence of others (the negligence of others caused severe injury or death). Our experienced attorneys ensure that catastrophic injury victims and their families obtain justice.
We understand how corporations, insurance companies, and their lawyers think, although we never represent them, only their victims. In these types of cases, insurance companies try to limit the amount of money they will pay out on the claim regardless of the severity of the injury. For this reason, you need to have a qualified attorney who will be your advocate to assure that you obtain justice.
Catastrophic Injury Attorney
Our Louisiana personal injury attorneys understand that dealing with a catastrophic injury is devastating. Whether you are the victim or a family member was injured, we are here to help. The situation can be extremely stressful, and there is uncertainty as to what to do next. At Cueria Law Firm, we can help. Our attorneys care about your family and want to provide the best result in your case. We will fight for you to receive the compensation you justly deserve.
At Cueria Law Firm, L.L.C., our New Orleans personal injury attorney is aware of the types of experts needed to prove the catastrophic and life-altering injuries that are associated with this type of litigation. We understand how to demonstrate the consequences of such damages to a court or jury. We are experienced and are able to accurately present evidence concerning the pain and suffering of an injured party and losses sustained by losing a loved one. We present loss of wages and earning capacity losses as economic losses through the use of qualified experts, including economists. Medical experts will be consulted to document medical expenses, pain, and suffering, mental anguish, disfigurement, disability, and losses sustained by loved ones.
Wrongful Death Attorney
At Cueria Law Firm, L.L.C., we understand that the loss of a loved one is very painful. Especially when that loved one’s death was due to the negligence of another person. Cueria Law Firm works very hard to ensure that you can get financial compensation for your loved one’s wrongful death.
No amount of money can fill the void left by the death of a loved one. However, when a wrongful death occurs, dependents of the deceased can face many financial struggles. These burdens can pile up and further ruin the livelihood of an already grieving individual or family. Our mission at Cueria Law Firm is to help families through these difficult times and ease their burden.
Wrongful death is a claim in standard law jurisdictions against an individual who could be held liable for the loss of life. The declaration is introduced in a civil motion, typically by members of the family, just as highlighted by statute. Under Common Law code, a deceased individual is unable to file a claim, so this produced a loophole wherein actions that led to an individual’s personal injury could lead to civil sanction; however, actions that led to a person’s demise will not.
What Could I Possibly Get Compensation For?
- Day-to-day expenses
- Funeral and burial expenses
- loss of income
- loss of companionship
- Pre-death pain and suffering
- Medical expenses incurred prior to death
- Grief and anguish, suffered in the past, as well to be suffered in the future.
Who Can Bring Up a Case?
- Spouse or children of the deceased
- If there is no surviving spouse or child, the parents of the deceased may bring up a wrongful death case.
- If there is no surviving spouse, child, or parent, the sibling of the deceased may bring up a wrongful death case.
- Also, if a young child dies from wrongful death, the parents of the child may bring up a case.
Determining who is allowed to bring up a wrongful death case may be intricate so contact an attorney to discuss the best course of action for you and your case. At Cueria Law Firm, our attorneys have decades of experience in wrongful death cases; and can help determine what fair compensation for you and your family is.
What is Considered Wrongful Death?
Wrongful death is when the death of one person is directly linked to the negligence of another. Our office will work hard to hold those accountable for your loved ones’ death responsible.
Below are some of the most common wrongful death cases we see:
- Motorcycle accidents
- The United States Federal Government estimates that the number of deaths on motorcycles was almost 29 times the number of deaths in cars per mile traveled in 2015. Because of this, it’s important that a motorcyclist’s family understands its right to a wrongful death claim following such a tragedy.
- Automobile accidents
- Punitive damages occur when, in certain cases where the death of a loved one is killed by a fatal car accident caused by a drunk driver.
- Machinery accidents
- Heavy machinery needs to be constantly inspected and kept in good repair by employers to ensure the safe operation of machinery. Negligence to do so can result in serious injury, in worst cases leading to the wrongful death of an individual.
- Firearm accidents
How Long Do I Have to Bring Up a Wrongful Death Case?
While we recommend that you contact an attorney immediately following the death of a loved one at another’s negligence to begin recouping your financial loses. Law states that you have one year from the death of the individual to bring up a wrongful death case.
What If My Loved One Was Partially At Fault?
Louisiana is a comparative fault state. This means that, even though the deceased may be partially at fault for their death, a dependent of the individual may still bring up a case against the other person or entity responsible for the death.
Your recovery will be bound by the percentage the deceased was at fault for their death. For example, if the deceased was found to be at 50% fault for their death, and those who brought up the case were awarded $750,000, the end award would be $375,000.
It is best to find an attorney to represent your case. The unwanted burden of losing a loved one is enough for you to have to handle. Our attorney has handled wrongful death cases on the gulf coast for 20+ years. We will work diligently to ensure you are fairly compensated for the wrongful death of your loved one so that you can focus on healing. Contact us today to get a free consultation so we can assess your unique case and help you figure out what is right for you.
Punitive damages may be available in certain situations. Punitive damages are meant to punish the guilty party for conduct that is grossly reckless or intentional. For example, it could involve reckless violations of safety, and other statues that the responsible party knew about that contributed to the injury that would have been easily preventable had reasonable actions been taken. The more dangerously that someone acts, the more likely those punitive damages may be available. Louisiana does not allow punitive damages in most instances.
The amount of damages that an injured person or an injured party’s family is entitled to depends on the circumstances of each case. An investigation into the cause of the accident and the injuries sustained is essential to evaluate the claim properly.
Cueria Law Firm, L.L.C., has assembled a team of competent, aggressive New Orleans personal injury attorneys who are taught to show compassion toward their clients in their time of need. We are aware of the catastrophic consequences of personal injury and Wrongful Death. We believe in personalized attention. Our initial meeting will be face-to-face at the client’s home. Working with local counsel, we are able to represent clients throughout the country and are willing to schedule a meeting at your home at your convenience. This meeting involves no out-of-pocket cost or obligation to the injured party or the family. Following our meeting, we are prepared to quickly obtain investigative reports from the proper investigative agencies and request all available information concerning the accident according to the Freedom of Information Act.
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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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