Q: Who is responsible for the damage claim?
We shipped a product with Southwestern Motor Transport that interlined the delivery with Daylight Transport. We filed the claim with Southwestern whom states it is Daylight Transport place to pay the claim. They further stated if Daylight Transport does not pay them for the claim they will not pay our company. Is this correct?
A: Your contract is apparently with SW Transport. Read the contract as it will have some disclaimers of liability. But it may give SW as your agent the power to hire another party to perform the contractual duty. If under $ 25K you might sue both carriers in Sessions Court and let them blame each other. A lawyer will probably be necessary.
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.