WVC 17 C- 17 - 13
§17C-17-13. Liability for damage to highway or structure.
(a) The owner, lessee or borrower of any vehicle, object, or
contrivance driven or moved upon any highway or highway structure
shall be liable for all damage 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 in this chapter but
authorized by a special permit issued as provided in this
(b) Such damage may be recovered in civil action brought by
the authorities in control of such highway or highway structure.