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(a) Any person driving any vehicle, object, or contrivance upon any highway or highway structure shall be liable for all damage which the highway or structure may sustain as a result of any illegal or careless 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 prescribed by law but authorized by a special permit issued as provided in Section 32-9-29.
(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 the owner, then the owner and driver shall be jointly and severally liable for any such damage.
(c) Such damage may be recovered in a civil action brought by the authorities in control of such highway or highway structures.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Alabama Code Title 32. Motor Vehicles and Traffic § 32-5-9 - last updated January 01, 2019 | https://codes.findlaw.com/al/title-32-motor-vehicles-and-traffic/al-code-sect-32-5-9.html
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