Understanding Loss & Damage Claims

Unfortunately, accidents happen and if any of your household goods are lost or damaged while in storage or during transportation it is the customer's responsibility to correctly document that such loss or damage occurred while the shipment was in the mover's care and custody. The guides contained within this section will help you understand the policies, procedures and documents which moving companies utilize to establish liability for loss and damage claims...

Understanding van line and agent movers split liability when storing your household goods

Van Line Split Liability By Christopher Noblit "SPLIT LIABILITY" - THE BAD NEWS When a local moving company/agent visits your home to provide you with a moving estimate, and you advise the agent's representative that you are want to place you goods into storage, you need to understand (because it is most likely that you…
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How to document a claim for loss or damage when you move

Documenting movers loss or damage claims Overview - The Household Goods Descriptive Inventory If any of your household goods are lost or damaged while in permanent storage, storage-in-transit, or during transportation, it is the customer's responsibility to correctly document that such loss or damage occurred while the shipment was in…
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Moving & mildew - A primer & frequently asked questions FAQ

Moving and mildew By Ronald V. Claussen - Storage Specialist, MTMC - Mr. Ronald V. Claussen, a storage specialist at MTMC (Military Traffic Management Command), wrote an article about MILDEW, that was first published in Translog Magazine. Translog is a monthly publication by the Military Traffic Management Command.…
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Climatic change & its effect on wooden furniture

Climatic change and its effect on wooden furniture By Ken Gallacher, Specialized Repair Company - American Moving & Storage Association - While seated on the witness stand in court, a judge once asked me, "How can you tell if damage to furniture is transit related or not?" Even though the judge was satisfied with my lengthy reply, have never…
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Understanding inherent vice and moving company damage claims

Inherent vice and moving company damage claims "Inherent vice" is a term which every mover -- and every moving customer -- should understand when considering claims for loss or damage.   The term "inherent vice" is a legal tenet referring to a hidden defect (or the very nature) of an article which of itself is the cause of (or…
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