Cargo Claims

The Firm has unique experience in handling all aspects of cargo claims, involving the loss or damage of goods shipped by motor carrier. In this highly specialized area of litigation, it is important to retain counsel familiar with the complex issues involved. These issues include: valid international Treaties, limitations of liability, claims handling regulations, contract liability provisions, released rates, cargo insurance provisions and the ever-present Carmack Amendment. The Firm has litigated cargo-related claims in state and federal court and advised clients nationwide on cargo-related issues. The Firm’s primary attorney handling cargo issues is W. Robert Alderson. He stays abreast of freight loss and damage issues by being actively involved in the Transportation Lawyers Association, the Conference of Freight Counsel, the Kansas Motor Carriers Association and other transportation organizations. We have acted as local counsel in numerous cases filed in Kansas and have advised clients in all aspects of cargo claims.