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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Of Experience

No Upfront Fees

On Our Cases

5 Star

Legal Representation

Easy Communication

With Our Office

What Qualifies as Wrongful Death?

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The definition of wrongful death is when the negligence or intentional act of an individual causes the death of another. There are laws in place to provide an outlet for legal recourse when a family member has had a loved one lost due to a wrongful death situation. In every state within the US, the statutes will vary for wrongful death claims, including how the survivor of the individual can file a claim, who can file and what will be provided by way of damages.

Types of Incidents That Can Qualify for a Wrongful Death Claim

The term wrongful death can have a broad definition as it does not cover one particular type of incident. In general terms, the reckless behavior or negligence of another has to be the reason behind the loss of life. This can include several scenarios.

Examples of incidents that can qualify for wrongful death claims include:

  • Car accidents due to texting, drunk driving or other negligent behavior
  • Workplace accident due to lack of supervision or training
  • An assault, attack or criminal action that led to death of an individual
  • Malpractice of a physician
  • Drowning accident due to premises liability or property damage
  • Defective product or medication that caused death

At Cueria Law Firm, we have experience in wrongful death claims. The unfortunate death of your loved one may qualify as wrongful death based on the specifics of the case. If you have lost a loved one, we will discuss the accident with you and guide you through the claims process.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?

If an accident is qualified as an incident involving wrongful death, it does not mean that you qualify for a claim. Only certain people have the right to file a wrongful death claim to recover damages for their loss. Survivors who do have a right to file a claim will include:

  • Children of the deceased
  • Spouses or life partner of the deceased
  • Parents of the deceased
  • Siblings of the deceased
  • Other dependents

The primary right to file a claim is given to the children and spouses of an individual who passed away in a wrongful death situation. If a child or spouse is filing a claim, then a parent or sibling will not likely be pursuing a claim or have the right to.

Wrongful Death Suit Evidence

To file a wrongful death suit, substantial evidence must be presented. Key legal elements will be needed in order to prove the validity of a wrongful death claim. This can include proving that the negligent party owed a duty of care to your loved one and breached that duty, resulting in the death of your family member. In a criminal action case, the intent will have to be demonstrated or proven to win the claim. An attorney is needed in order to recover evidence, research witness testimony and expert opinions to assist in your case.

Contact the Personal Injury Attorneys at Cueria Law Firm if you have lost a loved one due to a wrongful death incident.

We are here to provide an expert opinion and review your case, helping to file a claim to seek compensation for your loss.

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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!
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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
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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.
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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 !😁
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Allison Johnson
15:40 11 Oct 18
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Juju Giambe
21:14 22 Mar 18
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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
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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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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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