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Your Guide to Understanding the Claim Process: Part 4

March 22, 2016 - Unishippers

Excuse me, sir, have you got the time?

What’s worse than waiting around for something to happen? Not knowing how long you have to wait around for! We get a lot of questions surrounding claims and ttimerhe timeline of events. To help you better understand how long the process is really going to take, read on.

Filing the Claim

First and foremost, let’s talk about how long you have to actually file the claim. You have a maximum of nine months after delivery to file a loss or damage claim (unless it is a concealed damage claim) – but the quicker you can file a claim, the better. Also, be sure to always pay the freight charges when you file a claim.Often, carriers will not process claims on unpaid shipments and failing to pay freight charges can result in the denial of a claim. And always remember to keep your shipment in the condition it was delivered until the claim is completely resolved. Continue reading