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Cargo Claims

There seem to be fewer and fewer cargo claims as the ocean carriers have learned to be more careful and handling others cargo. However, if you find yourself with damage cargo as a result of an ocean carriers or inland carriers carriage of your cargo, you usually have one year to file your cause of action in court. You could have as little as 3 days to put the carrier on notice that you have cargo damage claim.  Most ocean carriers claims and many inland carriage claims are controlled by the Carriage Of Goods by Sea Act, which is also known as COGSA.  If your cargo has been damaged by an ocean carrier or inland carrier be a trucking a rail, you need to contact your insurance company immediately.  If you find yourself with the need for a lawyer who knows how to handle cargo damage claims, call us today for a free consultation.