Every single year, thousands of Americans suffer serious injuries in collisions involving commercial trucks. Given the sheer size of most commercial trucks, these collisions often times result in fatalities. Because of this, commercial truck drivers are held to strict regulatory standards. Violation of these standards can result in loss of your commercial driver’s license. In some instances though, the violation that the truck driver was cited for was not the fault of the driver. Below we will examine some of the most common instances in which commercial trucking companies violate these standards. If you are cited for a CDL violation, seek out legal representation immediately.
Common Company Caused Violations
While some CDL violations are directly related to driver error, such as a DUI or reckless driving charge, many other violations are the direct fault of the trucking company. If a driver is cited for violating a driver out-of-service order regarding the transportation of hazardous materials, it is possible that they were not educated on the order by their company. If a driver is cited for driving an overweight truck, it is likely that the company overloaded the vehicle to minimize delivery time, putting their bottom line ahead of the safety and wellbeing of the driver.
In other instances, a driver may be violating regulations regarding their electronic logbook, due to pressure from the company to work extended hours. In all of these cases, a driver could ultimately lose their CDL due to the negligence of their company.
After being cited for a CDL violation, the most important step you can take is hiring a lawyer that will stand behind you. In all likelihood, the trucking company you were employed with at the time of the incident, will do everything possible to remove any blame from themselves. For a driver, a CDL violation can result in significant fines, potential jail time, and loss of commercial driving privileges.
Contact a Will County CDL Violation Lawyer
With years of experience operating within the state of Illinois, attorney Patricia Magaña is uniquely qualified to handle your CDL violation case. Attorney Magaña fully understands the significance of a CDL violation and will do everything in her power to limit the legal and employment ramifications. Understanding that Chicago is home to people of various cultural backgrounds, Attorney Magaña is pleased to offer bilingual consultations with Spanish speaking clients. To schedule a complimentary initial consultation with a skilled Naperville CDL violation attorney, call us today at 630-448-2001.