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    Parties to be sued in the following scenario of damages

    What happens if a company leases a truck to another company,

    and the latter company's driver gets into an accident with another car.

    and the owner of the car wants to sue for damages.

    who can they sue?

    a) the owner of the truck?

    b) the driver of the truck?

    c) the one that hired the truck?

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    The driver and the leasing company. The leasing company is the employer and vicariously liable.
    The owner of the truck should have a lease agreement that excludes him from liability.
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    But the company who leased the truck is not the employer of the driver who caused the collision....

    the driver was employed by a company that hired the vehicle/truck that got involved in the accident.

    it would be a different story yes,

    if the driver was in the employment of the COMPANY who leases the trucks.
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    Given the circumstances, and re-applying Anthony's point - "the driver and the driver's employer", perhaps?
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    RAF?
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