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Commercial Driver's License Fraud

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Commercial Driver’s License Fraud

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, serious injury, and 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:

Most commercial trucks are categorized into 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 truck accident 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.

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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 $5 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.

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Common Truck Accident Questions

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    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.

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