Choosing the right attorney makes all the difference in a personal injury case!

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There are hundreds, if not thousands of personal injury attorneys. However, personal injury attorneys are not all the same. Each law firm has different goals as a business, and the strategies they use in their cases are aligned. Choosing a small firm with values that align with your personal goals for your case will give your case the attention and time it needs to get you the best possible outcome.

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25 Years

Of Experience

No Upfront Fees

On Our Cases

5 Star

Legal Representation

Easy Communication

With Our Office

How Safe Are You While Working on a Vessel?

maritime law

One of the most important decisions you will have to make in life is the type of career you will pursue. There are numerous jobs that take place at sea. The Jones act law was designed to protect any workers making a living on a seafaring vessel. If you are new to working in this environment, you will need to be aware of the dangers of working at sea.

Fatigue Can Become a Real Issue

When working on a sea vessel, you will usually work very long and odd hours. Due to the lack of rest this produces, fatigue can become a real problem. If you are tired, you may not be able to think on your feet very well. There are various parts of maritime law designed to help naval workers receive the best possible work conditions—but they aren’t always followed.

If you feel you fatigue was a contributing factor in an accident you have been involved in, you may have grounds to pursue a lawsuit against your employer. Speaking with legal professionals who are well-versed in the Jones act law will allow you to get information on whether or not you have a case worth pursuing.

Lack of Proper Safety Equipment

Today’s seafaring vessels operate at a variety of different levels. In order for you to navigate these levels safely, the owner of the vessels will have to install the right equipment. Having handrails around the levels of a vessel is important for preventing slip and fall accidents.

If you have sustained injuries due to a lack of proper safety equipment on a sea vessel, chances are you are entitled to some compensation. The owners of these vessels are required by Maritime law to do all they can to create a safe work environment.

Operating the Equipment on the Vessel Safely

To drill for oil on a vessel, workers have to use a variety of heavy equipment. If the operators of this equipment have not been properly trained, they may have accidents and face a lot of pain and suffering. Even if you have been trained in how to properly operate the equipment on a sea vessel, a lack of proper maintenance can make for a very unsafe working environment.

The injuries sustained from working with faulty equipment can lead to a lifetime of pain and anguish. Working with an experienced Jones act lawyer is vital when trying to get the compensation you are owed. Legal professionals will be able to put a price tag on the injuries you have sustained and will go toe to toe with the insurance companies to ensure you are paid the right amount.

Have you been involved in an accident on a seafaring vessel? The team at Cueria Law Firm is here to help you get compensation for your pain and suffering. Don’t hesitate to contact us to find out more about the help we can provide.

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Awards & Honors

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.

OUR RESULTS

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THEMSELVES

  • $475,000

    Jones Act Seaman Injured in Oil Spill

  • $475,000

    Jones Act Seaman Orthopedic Injury

  • $400,000

    Passenger in Truck Crash Trial

  • $1,250,000

    Tractor Trailer Injury

  • $1,500,000

    Automobile Accident Settlement

  • $2,000,000

    Hotel Premises Liability Settlement

Positive Client Reviews

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!!
Juju Giambe
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
Shannan Holmes
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.
Lionel Vicknair
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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