Keep for a while: reverse burden of proof

Bulgarian trucker
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Bulgarian truckerIn this section, driving on after a collision has already been discussed. That cost a innocent classic his innocence. The case is still ongoing. Driving on and other truck misery is happening to an increasing extent because Dutch transporters let their cars drive under cheap postal numbers while they are being driven by almost illiterate but in any case not qualified drivers of a maximum gross 600 per month.

The standard response after reporting damage by such a driver is "Not a bad idea. We have so many cars driving. Just ask the witness for the license plate. Then we look further ".

In the case of the car we were talking about, the correspondence is now at this level. And note: the liability lies with the carrier.

So: be warned! And always park your classic or other vehicle in the shelter. Because such a Bulgarian or related ex-Eastern blocker on slave wages on the phone can also scrape your car while you are just standing next to it.

With compliments to Hunink Dorgelo, personal financial advice


"… You indicate in an email from 17 last July that you do not have sufficient resources to figure out which truck (combination) is involved.

We refer you to the enclosed e-mail from the Motor Traffic Guarantee Fund. They have enclosed a judgment of 27 April 1993 of the Zwolle district court. This is a similar issue.

We refer you to "regarding the right" point 4. This describes that the company can be expected to have its records so well organized that, faced with a reproach as in this case, it can determine where its company cars are located in order to be able to refute the accusation made. In other words: if it is established that a truck with the inscription of your company is guilty of an accident, it will be on your way to prove that this is not one of your cars. In this case you reverse the burden of proof. In our opinion, however, the burden of proof lies with your company and not with our relationship.

We kindly but urgently request you to find out the relevant truck (combination) and to provide your insurance details to our office. We will then contact your insurer to arrange the damage.

If you respond by e-mail, we kindly ask you to use the following address: Please do not forget to note our reference in the subject.

We trust that we have informed you sufficiently.

Yours faithfully,



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