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Defending Against Maritime Piracy New Orleans

When thinking of the high seas in olden times, pirates often come to mind. While many believe that piracy is something of a legend, it is still a problem today. Modern-day piracy attacks are a common occurrence, involving robbery and…

Defending Against Maritime Piracy

When thinking of the high seas in olden times, pirates often come to mind. While many believe that piracy is something of a legend, it is still a problem today. Modern-day piracy attacks are a common occurrence, involving robbery and sometimes violence. Seamen can quickly become injured when a piracy attack occurs, even becoming a hostage. Maritime piracy is a real threat, and because of the attacks taking place offshore, companies that operate in the marine industry create plans to counter an attack. Methods can include security onboard a vessel, test exercises to check reaction times during an attack, or other measures of prevention. If you are an employee of a vessel that travels within foreign waters, it is essential to know your rights, especially if you are involved in an attack and injured. At Cueria Law firm, we are familiar with maritime law and can help you file a claim for compensation if you are involved in an attack by pirates.

As with any employment, some areas that you travel to will be more dangerous than others. When you work in the maritime industry, it is vital to be aware of the more hazardous areas. Sea captains and ship owners have to know where offshore workers could be subject to a piracy attack and take appropriate measures. Take Somalia, for instance. Somalia is a dangerous area for offshore workers to be employed. Many violent assaults take place in this area.

Because of the danger, ship owners are to take care of providing safeguards for such attacks. The employer must warn you of the risk that you may face when traveling on foreign waters. If your employer does not provide you with the information and you sustain an injury due to an attack, you may have a claim for compensation.

Maritime piracy attack threats

Because of maritime piracy attack threats, many employers are taking action and providing specialized training for employees in case an attack was to occur. Vessel workers learn what to do in case of an attack and complete drills so that they will react faster in these situations. You should be aware of defense training if you are working in dangerous areas. If you are not aware, speak to your employer. They are responsible for your safety while out on the open seas and must provide proper training and information on the possibility of such attacks.

Let our Louisiana personal injury attorneys work for you if you have been involved in a dangerous piracy attack and injured in the process. We can review your case and help you file for compensation based on the appropriate maritime laws.

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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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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.
brandon newton
brandon newton
21:43 26 Sep 19
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carolyn clay
20:56 18 Jul 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!
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
I had a good experience with this firm. The staff was professional and protected my personal interest. I would definitely recommend them.
Tameka Lewis
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.
April Washington
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
Highly recommended!! He’s a very caring attorney!! Gets the job done!!
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Juju Giambe
21:14 22 Mar 18
Great experience. Very professional and personal at the same time. Highly recommended.
Hortense Ambrose
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. -
Erica Ross
Erica Ross
13:17 07 Feb 18
I Love Mr. Brent. They handle me with tender loving care
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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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