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

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With Our Office

25 Years

Of Experience

No Upfront Fees

On Our Cases

5 Star

Legal Representation

Easy Communication

With Our Office

Protections for a Seaman

Protections for a Seaman New Orleans Attorney

As a seaman or other type of maritime worker, you are entitled to monetary compensation when injured on the job or becoming ill. Land-based employees rely on what is known as workers compensation when injured on the job, but those based on the sea rely on maritime law, including the Jones Act to be able to file for damages. 

At Cueria Law Firm, we know first hand just how dangerous the maritime industry can be. We have helped many seamen file a compensation claim due to injury or sickness out on the open waters. Our Louisiana personal injury attorneys have vast experience in assisting in cases involving maritime or admiralty laws, fighting for just compensation for our clients. 

By allowing us to review your case, we can determine if you have a potential claim.  Below are two categories we can cover to see if they apply to your case. 

Negligence and Unseaworthiness

A company or employer must ensure that the work environment is safe and the vessel or oil rig you are working on is seaworthy. Our New Orleans personal injury attorneys will review your case and look for examples of negligence or unseaworthiness within your case. This can include: 

Negligence

  • The employer failing to hire enough employees or provide proper training
  • The employer does not provide quality gear, protective clothing or the right equipment for the job at hand
  • Safety measures are not followed or enforced
  • The ship and/or its equipment is not properly maintained
  • Weather is unsafe, yet work carried on anyway

Unseaworthiness

  • Decks, passageways, and gangways are not properly maintained
  • The vessel does not have an adequate crew
  • Lines, wires, and cables are loose or not stored properly
  • Hulls, bulkheads, and rails are defective
  • Lifeboats are not sufficient or emergency response gear malfunctions
  • Work methods are extreme or dangerous

Wrongful Death

Another area in which maritime laws apply is wrongful death at sea. At Cueria Law Firm, we have handled claims for a wrongful death at sea for family members of the deceased. Below are a few common accidents or issues that can result in a wrongful death while out in the open waters: 

  • Crane accidents
  • Sinking or capsizing vessels
  • Fires or an explosion on board
  • Accidents involving the handling of cargo
  • Parting tow lines
  • Emergency medical attention not received in time

If you or someone you love has been involved in an accident, illness or death at sea, we can help. Contact our Louisiana office today to learn more and to schedule a consultation.

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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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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.