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Why I Need a Lawyer to Handle My Jones Act Claim

  If you or a loved one has been injured on the job while working as a deck hand, fisherman, or diver, it is important that you have a Jones Act lawyer working for you. The Jones Act lawyers at...


If you or a loved one has been injured on the job while working as a deck hand, fisherman, or diver, it is important that you have a Jones Act lawyer working for you. The Jones Act lawyers at our firm know how to fight for your rights against your employer and their insurance companies. Our lawyers know the Jones Act law, and we know what you deserve and are entitled to and what your employer is required by law to provide. Jones Act claims are special claims that require the special expertise of a Jones Act lawyer.

Why I Need A Lawyer

The Jones Act

The Jones Act is a federal statute that protects seamen who have suffered injury while working. The Jones Act law covers seamen who are injured while working on many types of vessels including ships, barges, tug boats, offshore oil rigs, riverboats, shrimp boats, fishing boats, tankers, trawlers, ferries, and any other vessel on the ocean or in intra-coastal rivers or canals. The Jones Act law also protects commercial divers and others working underwater. It is important that you understand if you qualify as a Jones Act seaman as defined by the law. Our Jones Act lawyers can determine whether you are a seaman who is protected by the Jones Act law.

Jones Act Compensation and Benefits

Jones Act lawsuits are not the same as regular worker’s compensation claims and it is important that you have an advocate who knows the law and is skilled in representing individuals with these types of claims. If you qualify as an injured seaman under the Jones Act, you are entitled to compensation for all of your losses and expenses. This means you are entitled to money for pain and suffering, medical expenses, both past and future, and past and future lost wages. You are also entitled to maintenance and cure from your employer. This is an additional benefit, not normally available to someone with a worker’s compensation claim. It is important that you know what compensation you deserve, and an experienced Jones Act lawyer can explain what you are entitled to and fight to make sure you receive everything you deserve.

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If you would like to speak to an experienced Jones Act lawyer today, please contact Cueria Law Firm, LLC. You can schedule a free consultation, and learn about the special rights you have as an injured Jones Act seaman. A Jones Act lawyer who is knowledgeable and experienced with these types of claims will assist you and advocate for your rights and the compensation and benefits your employer is required by law to give you. We want to make sure you get the maximum amount of compensation that you deserve.


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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.




  • $2,000,000

    Hotel Premises Liability Settlement

  • $1,500,000

    Automobile Accident Settlement

  • $1,250,000

    Tractor Trailer Injury

  • $475,000

    Jones Act Seaman Injured in Oil Spill

  • $475,000

    Jones Act Seaman Orthopedic Injury

  • $400,000

    Passenger in Truck Crash Trial

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.
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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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