When you broker transport of products, you can be held liable for some of the damage sustained in an accident. To minimize the amount you have to pay for damages, it is important to have the right insurance coverage and know how to file marine cargo claims with your insurance company. The easiest way to get this information is to ask your agent.
Your insurance agent can help you with the paperwork needed to file a claim, but some insurance companies have put tools on their websites to help as well. Knowing where to go to file your claim can be the first step in helping you stay calm and get it taken care of correctly and quickly. This means having quick access to the necessary forms and knowing which information will be needed. Most of the time, you can walk through the process through online FAQ pages or by asking your agent.
Marine cargo claims can sometimes be intimidating to file. The better prepared you are to file a claim before it is needed, the easier it will be to take care of any accidental damage. This can mean having the phone number of your agent or the website of your insurance company handy as well as going over the procedure for filing a claim before you need to do it.