If you’re considering hiring a professional moving company in Atlanta for an upcoming relocation, chances are you’ll be asked whether or not you’d like to purchase moving insurance. If you’re like most people, you have probably been caught up with the chaos of moving and have given this little thought so far in your moving process. However, there are some important things you need to know about moving insurance before contacting the company to arrange your move.
Moving insurance, also known as carrier’s liability, is protection that requires a moving company to provide compensation in the event that your belongings become lost or damaged while in the company’s care during your move to or from Atlanta, GA. The amount of coverage and compensation you will receive varies depending on the insurance option you purchase.
One thing many people don’t know is that the state of Georgia requires every moving company to provide minimum coverage. This option will cost you nothing, but it will only provide up to $300 should your items become lost or damaged. This compensated amount is often less than the actual value of your items due to the estimated depreciated value. However, there are more comprehensive options available for purchase.
When preparing for your move, it’s important to keep in mind that an Atlanta moving company may not provide compensation if you have chosen to pack your own boxes, unless there is visible damage to the exterior of that carton. If you’d like to learn more about moving insurance, or would like to hire professionals to assist with moving and packing, contact Bulldog Movers today.