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

Vessel Repair and Safety: Employer Obligations

vessel repair and safety employer obligations

If you work in the maritime injury, you are relying on your employer to keep you safe. If you work aboard a vessel, the employer has an obligation to keep the vessel in proper condition, meeting all safety requirements. When an employee is injured on board a vessel that the employer did not meet the set obligations, then compensation could be in order. At Cueria Law Firm, we focus on assisting maritime employees with their personal injury claims. We can review your case and help you file a claim for compensation based on your injury as well as circumstances surrounding the incident. 

What Conditions Must a Seaworthy Vessel Meet?

For a vessel to be in operation on the open seas, it must be considered seaworthy. So, what conditions must a vessel meet to be deemed seaworthy? The employer must ensure the ship is in reasonably fit condition. The tools and equipment of the vessel must be safe and in proper functioning order. Work conditions must also be safe for employees. Sufficient safety devices must be provided, and all crew members need to be trained correctly. 

If the employer fails to meet these criteria, and an employee is injured while on the job, a compensation claim may be filed. Employers must be responsible and offer a safe work environment for every individual on board. Common accidents due to negligence can involve equipment that was not maintained or employees operating equipment without proper training. It is essential that you speak to our Louisiana personal injury attorneys if you have been injured on the job due to the negligence of your employer. 

Recognizing an Unseaworthiness Claim

Not all accident claims will fit within the unseaworthiness claim. For example, if an employee gets drunk during off hours and falls down slippery stairs, they are probably not going to be able to file an unseaworthiness claim. However, if you fall down slippery stairs sober and the employer has done nothing to maintain proper flooring on the ship, then you may have a case. 

Our personal injury attorneys can review your individual case and determine if you qualify for a compensation claim. Our attorneys are well-versed in maritime law and can help you determine how to go about fighting for your rights based on your injury. If you have suffered an injury while on board a vessel and the incident occurred due to the negligence of others, give our office a call. We will review your case and get the ball rolling with a compensation claim.  

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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

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!!
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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