Attorneys for Cargo Claims in Florida

Defending Cargo Damage and Loss Claims

If you own a business that is involved in the transportation of goods, you know that there are a large number of claim, liability limit, insurance, and other legal issues which may arise in the event of damaged cargo, non-delivery of the cargo, or cargo loss due to theft, destruction or another casualty. At Roberts & Associates, we are highly knowledgeable and experienced in the field of transportation law and cargo claims.

If you are currently involved in a dispute over cargo loss or damage, you should not hesitate to seek out the legal guidance and representation of an experienced transportation law attorney. We exclusively represent the carrier industry.

With extensive experience dealing with legal issues regarding the transportation of goods, our cargo claims lawyers are more than qualified to assist you with your case. We are dedicated to providing our clients with practical, efficient, and cost-effective legal representation. When you choose to hire our firm, you can rely on us to put together a realistic and effective approach towards a resolution. Although our offices are in South Florida, we work with clients nationwide.

Types of Cargo Claims

Cargo claims are also known as freight claims, shipping claims, loss and damage claims, or transportation claims. Such claims are defined as legal demands of financial compensation made by shippers or cosigners to carriers for the loss or damage of a shipment.

These claims generally fall under one of four categories:

  • Damage - visible damage notated on the proof of delivery document
  • Loss - the cargo did not make it to its intended estination, and no proof of delivery was signed
  • Shortage - When a part of the cargo falls out or was notated in error on the bill of lading
  • Concelaed Damage or Shortage - Damages or Shortages that were only caught after close examination of the delivery

All of these claims can occur due to a variety of reasons, which can further complicate any legal disputes. Additionally, documentation or lack thereof at different stages of the delivery process can add further legal complications. Our attorneys have the needed knowledge to look over every aspect of your frieght claim case to determine how we can best seek reimbursment for your loss and damages.

We represent clients in a wide range of cargo-related matters, which may include:

  • Claims involving equipment breakdown
  • Claims involving stolen cargo
  • Claims involving safety issues or violations
  • Claims involving property damage or collisions
  • Claims involving spoiled cargo, defective cargo, or contaminated cargo
  • Claims involving improperly loaded, packed, or secured cargo
  • Claims involving a delay in delivery or failure to deliver cargo

Contact an Experienced Lawyer for Cargo Claims

You deserve effective legal defense against issues relating to cargo claims, and we intend to provide you with exactly that. If you would like to hire our firm or discuss your concerns with one of our transportation law attorneys, please call us today at (888) 910-0655 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to speaking with you and discussing your specific cargo loss or damage dispute, whether you are a broker, forwarder, carrier, insurer, or another transportation intermediary.