Freight carrier not responsible for uncovered vehicle

OLG Düsseldorf, 4 November 2015 – I-18 U 185/14, 18 U 185/14 –, juris.


1. The freight carrier is reliefed from liabilitly according to section 427 para. 1 no. 1 HGB (German Commercial Code) in case it is presumed that a water damage of a transported machine is caused by the lack of coverage of the transporting vehicle.

2. Usage of a tarpaulin only covering the transported good cannot be considered as proper coverage of the vehicle.