What Is a Commercial Driver’s License?
A commercial driver’s license, or CDL, is a special type of license needed to drive certain classifications of large trucks and other commercial vehicles. To obtain the license, drivers need to pass certain requirements that can vary from state to state. Most states require passing a written exam and a road test. Drivers carrying hazardous materials also have to complete federal security threat assessment before they can receive the endorsement.
For truck accident victims, a commercial driver’s license may be relevant to their case because employers are required to ensure that every driver has a current CDL and a relatively clean driving record. If a driver has an expired CDL or the wrong type of classification and gets in a wreck, then the employer could be found negligent for their lack of oversight.
When you have been hurt in a truck accident, you can work with an experienced personal injury attorney team to investigate all possible instances where the truck driver or their employer was negligent. Providing evidence of their negligence allows you to file a third-party liability claim that can pay for the costs of your injuries and other accident-related losses.
If you have any questions or want to learn more about filing a personal injury claim, call (855) 969-5624 or contact us online to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our experienced lawyers.