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Filing lawsuits against movers vs. resolving issues


This is not the kind of article you stumble on if you don’t have some serious disputes with your movers. In a moving process, there is a lot that can go wrong, unfortunately. With millions of Americans that are living a neo-nomadic lifestyle and relocating each year, and with thousands of moving companies that have sprung up in a comprehensive industry to facilitate such movement, there are bound to be some kinks… However, sometimes, these kinds of problems that occur during the moving process are not inevitable. Far from it. They can be a product of mismanagement or maliciousness, and as such can result in a tremendous loss. Monetary and trust-loss as well. If the company you have dealt you a loss and you are left with options to respond, what will you do? Filing lawsuits against movers is definitely one of the options.

What kind of disputes can you have with your mover?

Let’s say you had problems with your piano movers Brooklyn… what kind of problems can appear in the first place? What kind of a dispute can be so much demanding as to require filing lawsuits against movers as opposed to resolving the issue with the mover itself. Well, depending on the mover, some might be ready to cooperate more than others. This is rather obvious. However, cooperation is also likely to show up in some areas in which issues can appear rather than others.

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Being late is the most common dispute!

This is because some problems can be accidents, while others are frauds and intentional. Accidents are likely to be complicated quickly. However, this is obviously not the case with fraudulent behavior, where the “movers” are actually damaging you by intention. These cases are rare, and even more so if you entrust your relocation to any mover registered with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (more on that later).

So, what are some of the most common issues you will run into with some of the moving truck Brooklyn companies?

  • Billing – This is an option that most often appears with unregistered companies. Most moving companies offer moving estimates on the basis of 110%, meaning the price will not be more than the percentage previously mentioned of the original estimation.
  • Damages and lost possessions – There is no prospect more worrying to someone moving than having damage inflicted upon their possession in transit. Losing them might even be the worse option. Filing lawsuits against movers might very well be in other if they refuse to compensate you! Therefore, document your possessions and keep hold of the bill of lading.
  • Being late – Common, and relatively harmless, but highly stressful. This dispute can mostly be resolved without suing.

What is your first option?

Your first option for disputes with moving and storage Brooklyn providers is obviously not to sue them immediately. This article will definitely help you in filing lawsuits against movers, but we will also talk about the alternatives first (which you can skip and go to the end if you so wish). Therefore let us talk about your immediate options.

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You can call the company!

That would be to simply call them! Calling your movers and telling them about the problem you have is actually the most common way disputes are resolved. Movers want to stay true to their word and protect their reputation and are likely to compensate you if your damage is properly documented.

You can also file a claim

If you haven’t resolved your dispute about moving or public storage New York in the most straightforward way, you can also turn to the previously mention FMCSA. This federal agency is there to standardize movers across the country, making it the body that you need to turn to should the movers refuse to cooperate.

The FMCSA site holds the list of every registered company in the country. Make sure that the company you used is one of them. If it is not, then this is a step that you pretty much can’t do, since there is no option left but to sue…

Filling lawsuits against movers

And, we are finally here. As you see, there are a lot of options you can go through before turning to courts. However, if you are adamant that the dispute cannot be settled any other way. If the movers are fraudulent or malicious or you simply cannot get the compensation needed any other way then yes. You can file a lawsuit against the movers.

The first step in finding out what kind of a lawsuit you can put against the movers you are having a dispute with is to find a lawyer. This might seem rather obvious, but there is more to it. They need to make sure that there were no mistakes made during the writing of a contract that you did with the movers.

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You need to have a good contract!

The contract between two parties is exactly what matters most in these kinds of situations. There might have been stipulations in the contract that help or damage your cause. That is why you will need a lawyer to go over the contract with care and attention. Once the contract breach has been established, you need to sue the company in the appropriate court. Lawsuits can be stressful so make sure you keep your mental health high through the process. We hope it all goes well for you!


This has been our guide to everything you need to know if you intend to resolve the dispute with your movers by filing lawsuits against movers. Now, of course, there are other options you can consider as well, and in this summary, we will just remind you that there are a lot of alternatives to downright suing your movers. We pointed out that you can try to resolve the dispute with the movers. Furthermore, you can also file a claim. All of these options are there not just to protect the movers. They are there to protect you from a headache in court as well.

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Allison "Elnoods" N.

From Brooklyn, NY

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