Do I have the right to demand compensation from a moving company?

I recently relocated out-of-state and in doing so I used a moving company (who then out sourced to a larger company who does state to state moves – was not aware of the exchange initially). We were told initially that delivery would be 72 hours from pick up date. Then we were told it would be one week before we would receive our belongings. We are now on our 2nd week and are told one more time that it would take another few days for delivery. I have lost 3 full days of work because of this (which now my pay loss has exceeded the cost of the total move). What are my rights?

Asked on October 19, 2011 under Business Law, New Jersey

Answers:

Michael D. Siegel / Siegel & Siegel, P.C.

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

The moving company will have insurance, and your rights are governed by the contract you signed, which likely requires a complaint to them first.  You can sue in small claims for losses, but not work losses.  Just damages to the stuff.


IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Answer(s) provided above are for general information only. The attorney providing the answer was not serving as the attorney for the person submitting the question or in any attorney-client relationship with such person. Laws may vary from state to state, and sometimes change. Tiny variations in the facts, or a fact not set forth in a question, often can change a legal outcome or an attorney's conclusion. Although AttorneyPages.com has verified the attorney was admitted to practice law in at least one jurisdiction, he or she may not be authorized to practice law in the jurisdiction referred to in the question, nor is he or she necessarily experienced in the area of the law involved. Unlike the information in the Answer(s) above, upon which you should NOT rely, for personal advice you can rely upon we suggest you retain an attorney to represent you.