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Safeguard Your Belongings: Choosing the Right Moving Company

Moving to a new home can be an exciting but stressful experience, especially when it comes to entrusting your belongings to a moving company. While many moving companies are reputable and reliable, there are unfortunately some that engage in dishonest practices, putting your possessions at risk. At Ames Law Group, we understand the importance of protecting your valuables during a move, which is why we want to highlight the essential steps to take when selecting a moving company.

1. Research the Company: Before hiring a moving company, it's crucial to thoroughly research them. Look for reviews and ratings online, paying attention to any red flags such as reports of lost or damaged items, unprofessional behavior, or hidden fees. Additionally, check if the company has any old or pending lawsuits or complaints filed against them.

2. Verify Business Entity: Ensure that the moving company is a valid business entity registered in the state where it operates, or where it has an office. You can usually verify this information through the state's business registration database.

3. Check Ownership and History: Look up the names of the company owners to see if they have any personal lawsuits or legal issues. If you cannot find the name of individual owners, this may be a red flag. If the company has changed its name multiple times, it could indicate a history of problems and should raise concerns about their reliability.

4. Insurance Coverage: Request a copy of the moving company's insurance contract to verify that they have liability insurance to protect your goods during transit. If they are hesitant to provide this information, you can contact their insurance company directly for confirmation. It's crucial to ensure that your belongings are adequately protected in case of loss, theft, or damage.

5. Legal Recourse: In the unfortunate event that your belongings are lost, stolen, or damaged during the move, you may need to pursue legal action to recover their value. Ames Law Group specializes in handling cases involving moving company disputes, particularly in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Whether you're dealing with a local or interstate move, our experienced attorneys can provide expert guidance and representation to help you seek the compensation you deserve.

Moving is already a stressful process, and dealing with the aftermath of a negligent or fraudulent moving company can compound that stress. By taking the necessary precautions, and entrusting your case to a tenacious law firm like Ames Law Group, you can protect yourself financially.

If you've experienced issues with a moving company in New York, New Jersey, or Pennsylvania, or if you're seeking legal advice regarding a moving-related dispute, don't hesitate to contact us for a consultation. Your peace of mind and are our top priorities.


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