If so, you should contact the mover immediately and notify them that you have lost and/or damaged goods and file a claim. Next, you should promptly:
- Make a list of the items that are missing;
- Make a list of the items that are damaged;
- Take photographs of the damage (if possible take photographs before loading of your shipment and after unloading if there is damage);
- Obtain cost for replacement value of items that are missing and/or damaged;
- If the mover provides a claim form to you, complete and return the claim form along with the supporting documentation.
You have 9 months from the date of delivery to file your claim for loss and/or damage. The mover has 30 days to acknowledge receipt of your claim and it then has 120 days to decide whether or not it will offer a settlement.
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