When it’s time to move, you may be thinking of saving money by hiring a moving company instead of doing it yourself. But will you really save money? And what are the risks involved in hauling all of your personal possessions across town, or across the country? Call an experienced company to find out how affordable we are and why it makes sense to hire trained professionals for your next move.
At Suburban Solutions, our drivers have years of experience behind the wheel of our modern and well maintained moving trucks. Maneuvering through traffic, parking in tight spots, changing lanes, and backing up when necessary—we know how to do these things safely and efficiently. Unless you have the necessary training, though you can legally rent a large truck, it may not be a safe option. It’s also not likely to be a stress-free experience. Though you could use a passenger vehicle to move all your possessions, that’s probably not a practical option. Here are some of the reasons why you should consider hiring a moving company for your next move instead of doing it on your own:
- If you get into an accident with your vehicle or rental truck, you could injure yourself and others in a vehicle crash. This would be tragic for all concerned. In addition, you may get hit with a personal injury claim and possibly a civil lawsuit if the victims’ injuries are serious enough. In scenarios where another driver, passenger, or pedestrian are fatally injured, you could be hit with a wrongful death suit.
- Loading, unloading, driving, backing up, and parking a truck (even small pickups) can be challenging. Most trucks have limited visibility around them and that adds to the challenge. With your moving schedule, you may not have sufficient time to practice operating your rental truck. Also, you may feel more stressed than usual during your move, and that can make it even more difficult to focus on the difficulties of operating an unfamiliar vehicle. All of this will increase the likelihood of you running into someone’s vehicle, fence, street signs, other vehicles, or your own property. This could result in paying for damages out of pocket, or a rise in your insurance rates.
- Depending on how much you’re moving, you may need to take more than one trip. In fact, you might have to make several.
When you get into an accident and it’s your fault, you will be held liable for any resulting damages. When you rent a vehicle, very often you have the choice to use your own insurance coverage, or use the rental company’s. Neither option may be sufficient depending on the extent of the damage. That could lead to future financial hardship if a lawsuit against you is successful. You can avoid even the possibility of all of this, by hiring a licensed Washington DC movers.