Tampa, FL asked in Insurance Bad Faith for Florida

Q: Can I file a claim with the carrier if I was refused a bill of lading?

I shipped my car from state to state. At the time of picked up there driver did not provide any Bill of lading to be signed. When the carrier dropped the car off, there was damages to the car. The driver refused to provide a sign bill of lading. Can their insurance company refused my claim as the driver did not provide the BOL which states the condition of my car?

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1 Lawyer Answer
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
  • Freeeport, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: The fact that the shipper did not give you written acknowledgement of the damage doesn't absolve your insurance company of liability. An affidavit from you should be sufficient.

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