hi Trotter, not worth your time. But you can always try to be friendly with their shipper.I was wondering if anyone can recommend a lawyer to help me collect. Its not much (950) but I would like to learn the process and would not prefer to go at it alone my first time. Thank you in advance.
Hey Trotter,I was wondering if anyone can recommend a lawyer to help me collect. Its not much (950) but I would like to learn the process and would not prefer to go at it alone my first time. Thank you in advance.
It's funny how just serving someone gets their attention. We ourselves have never had to take anyone to court, just have served the intention to do so and have always had good results. Congrats!Thanks to everyone for your suggestions. I went ahead and filled paperwork in Brampton court for both Aberstar and the shipper and served them both myself. Next day I got an email from the shipper that they will pay the invoice. While I feel bad for the shipper, it was only 950.00 and hopefully they also learned a valuable lesson about which brokers they use.
Even cheaper than serving.. get a form letter from a lawyer that you can "adjust" somewhat with correct names and information. A letter from a lawyer does wonders .. lots of big words no one understands and a threatening tone..It's funny how just serving someone gets their attention. We ourselves have never had to take anyone to court, just have served the intention to do so and have always had good results. Congrats!
2500.00 a week for 10 or 20 years !Carrier can take the broker to court as well. Why victimize the shipper who really did nothing wrong either? Both the carrier and the shipper engaged that broker for services.. carrier is in the business and perhaps should have checked the broker out more closely. And besides the carrier had a much better and more profitable course of action... go into the shipper and offer your services direct.. i.e." look, I understand there's been a problem with that broker.. I'm not asking you to make me whole even though the law allows me to, but instead I'd like to service your account directly".. shipper will likely appreciate the gesture and bingo you've not only got a load.. you've got a new revenue stream that could last you 10 or 20 years. Sure, follow up on what the law allows.. you'll get paid by the shipper, but in return they won't like you anymore than the broker they had hired initially. So which is better.. a one time $2500.00 payment?... or... $2500.00 a week for the next 20 years? You decide..
IF YOU PLAY WITH FIRE, PLEASE DONT COMPLAIN WHEN YOU GET BURNT!I have a hard time believing that a shipper doesn't know that he/she is dealing with a carrier that is 'sketchy'.
As a business... you have a responsibility to know who your partners are... and who you choose to business with.
If you choose to work and play with a snake... you can't be mad when you get bit.
In this case the shipper chose to do business with a carrier / transportation provider that somewhat unsavory... hopefully they've learned a lesson and that lesson comes at a cost to them.