Goods in Transit

  • Report to the loss to Chadwicks as soon as possible (some insurers require that the loss be reported within 24 hours)
  • Report the loss to the Police immediately
  • Obtain a report from your driver or appointed carrier while the accident is still fresh in their mind
  • Obtain the details of all the persons who witnessed the accident
  • Provide Chadwicks with the original Waybill / Invoice
  • Take photographs of the scene of the accident where possible
  • Obtain a written report from the carrier (where applicable) of the circumstances surrounding the loss
  • Insurers may require you to send a "Letter of Demand" to the carrier (if you appointed one) holding them responsible for the loss
  • take all resonable precautions to avoid further loss
  • Formulate your claim i.e proof your loss in terms of ownership and value
 
 

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