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The Carmack amendment is a law that can hold shippers and carriers responsible for damaged cargo. Knowledge of the Carmack amendment is very important because of the details and intricacies that come with the law. There are like many laws, exceptions to the rules and it’s important to know what those exceptions are if they come into play in your case. If it could bar recovery or if it could assist in your recovery.
The Carmack amendment will hold a carrier strictly liable for the damage to cargo if the shipper can show that the cargo was delivered to the carrier in a good condition and that it arrived at the final destination in a damaged condition. And if they can prove the damages that they sustained by the shipment arriving in such a condition. And so, it comes into play in almost all of our cargo cases and so it’s very important to know the intricacies of the law.
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Minneapolis, MN commercial litigation lawyer Lauren Nuffort explains the Carmack Amendment and how it is important to the cases she handles.