§291. Liability for damage to highway or structure
A. Any person driving any vehicle, object or contrivance upon any highway or highway structure shall be liable for all damages which said highway or structure may sustain as a result of any illegal operation, driving or moving of such vehicle, object or contrivance, or as a result of operating, driving or moving any vehicle, object or contrivance weighing in excess of the maximum weight permitted in this Chapter even if authorized by a special permit issued as provided in R.S. 32:388.
B. Whenever such driver is not the owner of such vehicle, object or contrivance but is so operating, driving or moving the same with the express or implied permission of said owner, then said owner and driver shall be jointly and severally liable for any such damage.
Acts 1962, No. 310, §1.