Cargo Damage

In the event of damage to an article in transit, marine claims often require a trained inspector to determine whether the damage in question occurred as a result of the transportation service or may have been preexisting. In either event, a determination of both the extent of damage and the possibility of repair must be addressed. Rimkus experts routinely handle these matters and are available on short notice to respond to such a loss.

Damage may also result from shifting cargo as a result of conditions along a waterway or road conditions or from vehicle accidents and incidents. We are frequently asked to assess the damage to industrial or commercial equipment being transported. We are asked to determine whether the equipment is repairable or not, so that a determination can be made as to whether transport to its ultimate destination should continue.