Hiring reputable residential movers will reduce the risk of damage occurring to your belongings; unfortunately, there will always be some risk due to the fact that so many things are being loaded, transported, and unloaded over the course of a move. If something is damaged, then you will want to file a damage claim.
When a claim has been initiated, a claims adjuster will inspect your inventory sheet, the damage you've claimed, and the valuation coverage. Make sure that you keep the damaged item until the claim is resolved. Depending on where you moved, the process can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks to complete.
It's important that you inspect your things when they are delivered so that you can note the damage or loss on the inventory sheet. If you don't do this and sign off on the inventory sheet, then it could affect your ability to secure a settlement. Additionally, residential movers will note the condition of your things as they take inventory when they load the truck. If something was already damaged, it won't be covered.
If your claim is accepted, the amount you'll be given will depend on your coverage. The following are the different types of coverage you can have:
It's worth noting that whether or not the damaged item can be repaired will have an impact on the amount that you'll receive. Items that can be repaired don't need to be fully replaced, after all.
These are some of the things you should know about filing a damage claim. We provide our customers with the option of Extra Care Protection, which we highly recommend for every residential move. To request a free estimate for an upcoming move in or around West Palm Beach, FL, contact us today at Brandon Transfer & Storage.