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25 Years

Of Experience

No Upfront Fees

On Our Cases

5 Star

Legal Representation

Easy Communication

With Our Office

Maritime Crane Accident Attorneys Louisiana

maritime crane accident attorney louisiana

Vessels in the maritime industry often carry heavy cargo that must be loaded or unloaded at ports, as well as moved while on the vessel. To move such items, a crane or other heavy lifting equipment is used. With a crane, the machinery must be operated by an individual who has been trained and safety precautions followed. Crane injuries often occur onboard vessels, leaving maritime employees several injured or even death can occur. 

Accidents involving cranes can be avoided if the proper training is provided as well as when the vessel owner or manager ensures equipment safety. Any person who uses a crane on board a ship or on a dock needs to be properly trained. Safety protocols must be followed to ensure that no one is injured while the crane is in use. Injuries that do occur are often caused by the negligence of the operator or the ship’s owner due to improper maintenance of the machinery. 

Causes of Accidents

At Cueria Law Firm, we have represented several individuals who were injured due to a crane accident. Our Louisiana personal injury attorneys have vast experience in assisting individuals who have been harmed due to the improper use of a crane or one that was not maintained as it should be. 

Cranes are used to lift heavy loads or objects and move the items to a specific area onboard the ship or on a dock. The weight of such objects can be hundreds or thousands of pounds. It is essential that training is provided to operators and that cranes are maintained correctly to ensure the safety of everyone on board. 

Mechanical errors are a common issue involving cranes and can be a reason why a crane will cause an accident. Fatigue of the components, slewing bearings that are worn out or corrosion are common issues that can cause failure of the machinery that leads to an accident. Regular maintenance checks should be scheduled by the employer to ensure the cranes used are working correctly. 

Another major cause behind a crane accident is operator error. There are several ways that an employee can operate a crane in the wrong way that can lead to an accident. If the outriggers are not set properly before a slewing maneuver is completed, it can cause an accident. If the crane is overloaded, the cargo can fall, resulting in an accident or even death. Proper communication can also be an issue. The operator of the crane needs to be in communication with others at all times as cargo is loaded and unloaded to avoid an accident. 

Overall, it is essential that training is provided to operators and that employers take time to maintain machinery to avoid accidents. At Cueria Law Firm, we are ready to assist you if you have been involved in a maritime accident with a crane.

Let us review your case and find the best method to proceed to see you receive the compensation you so justly deserve. 

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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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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.
Cat D
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
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.
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Lionel Vicknair
16:06 07 Dec 17

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