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Commercial Driver’s License Fraud Attorney

Know Your Rights When Someone Else Lies

Driving large trucks can be dangerous and requires extensive knowledge, skill, and experience. If not operated properly, such large vehicles can cause extensive damage, injury, and potential fatalities. That is why the state of Illinois requires all commercial truck drivers to carry a special license. In order to obtain the license, an individual needs to study and display the skillset deemed appropriate for driving a commercial vehicle.

Commercial trucks include:

  • Passenger buses
  • Tank trucks
  • Tow Trucks
  • 18 wheelers
  • Big rigs

Most commercial trucks are categorized in eight different classifications, depending on weight. A commercial truck can weigh as little as 26,001 pounds all the way to 80,000 pounds. Given its size and sheer weight, these commercial vehicles can be very dangerous.

There are certain individuals who obtain fraudulent licenses to drive these big trucks. This is both illegal and highly dangerous. Some trucking companies might turn a blind eye to such fraud to save money and time, since they would have ready labor. However, CDL fraud can lead to many accidents that can be prevented. If you or a loved has been injured in a trucking accident where the driver did not have appropriate licensing, contact our Chicago CDL fraud attorneys today! Do not allow someone else’s wrongs to cause you debilitating harm.

What is Required for a CDL?

In order to obtain a commercial driver’s license, a person must go through extensive training and test to get the special license. There are certain steps an individual must take to get their CDL.

CDL requirements include:

  • Studying the Illinois CDL manual
  • Taking a written exam showcasing your knowledge
  • Obtaining a permit
  • Taking the driving test to get license

An individual must be at least 18 years old to get their commercial driver’s license. Both the written and driving test are particular and gauge how well a driver will handle a commercial vehicle. Given the requirements, it is not easy to get a CDL. That is why CDL fraud is common and dangerous.

Call Power, Rogers & Smith, L.L.P. for Your Free Consultation

When someone drives a commercial vehicle without the appropriate licensing, not only do they endanger their lives, but also the lives of those around them. If someone has a fraudulent commercial driver’s license, they are accountable for any harm they commit. If you or your loved one has been injured in a trucking accident where the driver was not qualified, contact our Chicago CDL fraud attorney today. Our legal team has extensive knowledge handling such cases. We have collectively won over $4 billion dollars for our clients in verdicts and settlements. Our lawyers are rated highly by their peers and professional organizations. When you put your trust in us, you can be sure that a firm that leads in their field represents you. Call today for a free consultation. You do not pay anything unless we win!

  • Experience

    Since 1993 when we first opened the doors of our law practice, Power Rogers & Smith has handled some of the largest personal injury cases for plaintiffs in the state of Illinois – and won. With our experience, we aren’t afraid to stand up to large corporations and insurance companies in court.

  • Success

    Power Rogers & Smith has won more than $4 billion in verdicts and settlements for its clients – that’s $800 million more than our closest competitor since 2000. These results include many record-setting and regulation-changing outcomes as well, including a $100 million settlement for victims of a trucking accident – Illinois’ largest injury award to a single family.

  • Contingency Fee

    Victims of tragic and life-altering accidents are suffering – physically, emotionally, and financially. We take the financial burden off victims by working on a contingent fee. This means that you do not pay unless/until we secure a financial recovery for you. You focus on healing. We’ll take care of the rest.

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Common Truck Accident Questions

  • What are the Most Common Causes of a Truck Accident?

    A: Many factors can cause truck accidents. Poor maintenance, improper loading of the truck, driving under the influence, and other legal violations are just a few of the most common causes of truck accidents.

  • Who Can Be Held Liable?

    A: In many truck accident cases, the trucking company may be held liable for injuries and other damages. Just like any personal injury case, though, truck accident lawsuits and claims involve many factors - so the best way to understand who is legally liable for your damages is by seeking legal guidance.

  • What Should I Look for When Hiring an Attorney?

    A: Experience is key. However, simply looking for an attorney with the most years of legal experience might not be enough. You should also look for counsel who has handled cases similar to yours in the past and will keep your best interests at the forefront of the case.