A defective car, a terrible accident, compensation for pain and suffering – the sense of justice may be in favor of the rental car ruling by the Frankfurt Higher Regional Court. Legally, however, the situation is not so clear-cut, says patrick ostendorf.
Civil court rulings on liability issues are rarely picked up by the daily press, especially when it is "only" the case a decision by a higher court is at issue. Recently, however, a ruling by the higher regional court (OLG) of frankfurt (urt. V. 30.12.2021, az. 2 U 28/21), which was imposed on the customer of a rental car company for a traffic accident with tragic consequences caused by defects in the rental car.A. Compensation for pain and suffering in the amount of 90.000 euro awarded.