How do I file a claim if my belongings have been damaged during a move?

If a moving company has damaged your belongings during a move, you can file a claim for reimbursement of your loss even if you didn’t purchase insurance. This will be covered by the moving company’s valuation, and although the amount you receive may not match the value of your item, you will still be covered by the mover’s insurance.

Before you file a claim you’ll need to make a good record of the damages by taking photographs and notes detailing the extent of the damage. Then, you’ll need to inform the moving company that you intend to file a claim for damages. When you contact the moving company, ask them what their claims process is and follow their instructions to the letter. It’s also important to act fast. Depending on the moving company, you may have only a certain amount of time to file a claim.

Is the moving company not being responsive to your claim submission? If you think they may be trying to avoid paying you, you can seek legal representation by making an appointment with a lawyer.

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