A significant portion of maritime commerce involves carrying raw and finished goods or cargo aboard ships. The most important document relating to the transport of cargo is the bill of lading. A bill of lading is a contract concerning numerous legalities, including:

  • The right to possession of the goods/title
  • Financing
  • Movement of cargo
  • Damage to cargo

Bills of lading are usually negotiable, and ambiguity in contacts' wording often leads to litigation when cargo is damaged in transit.

If you are a shipper of goods by sea, river, truck, train or plane, are a loader/unloader, or are an owner or receiver of cargo and need legal help regarding cargo damage, contact the cargo damage subrogation attorneys of Spagnoletti Law Firm in Houston. We have handled cargo-related claims under the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act (COGSA), 46 U.S.C. §§1301, et seq., and other cargo-related laws that set out owners' duties regarding the proper operation of vessels and proper care of transported goods in its custody.

The lawyers of Spagnoletti Law Firm have more than Decades of Combined Experience handing cargo damage subrogation claims. To contact us, call 713-659-0257 or 877-678-5864.

We can identify the full range of legal issues involved in cargo damage subrogation claims and provide experienced legal assistance. For instance, we can determine whom to sue, and can manage the different statute of limitation time frames that oceanic versus road shipping involve.

Cargo damage subrogation claims we have handled have involved sea water contamination, "short" cargo, cargo that was delivered to the wrong location and a broad range of other issues. For more information, please contact us by calling 713-659-0257 or 877-678-5864.