Trucking and Maritime Cargo Loss and Damage Claims

Our attorneys have handled local and international cargo loss and damage claims involving virtually every type of cargo. Our lawyers represent individuals, shippers, ocean carriers, marine terminals, stevedores, insurance companies, freight forwarders, and non-vessel operator common carriers in claims and lawsuits brought in state and federal courts arising out of the loss, damage and non-delivery of cargo. We are also well-versed in the interpretation and application of terms and provisions in bills of lading, stevedoring agreements and insurance policies.

Drawing on the wide-ranging experience that is reflective of our practice, we have achieved favorable outcomes for our clients in the following matters:

  • Carmack Amendment Claims
  • Carriage of Goods by Sea Act (COGSA)
  • Vessel Casualty: Collisions, Sinkings, Fires, Explosions, Container Losses & Other Casualties
  • Claims Brought By or Against the U.S. Government or State/Local Governments
  • Cargo Claims: Truck, Rail, Ship, Airplane
  • Container losses and damage
  • Representation of domestic and foreign governmental entities
  • Marine insurance coverage investigations, advice and litigation
  • Pleasure craft litigation
  • Limitation of Vessel Owner’s Liability
  • Cargo Subrogation