Commercial Drivers Legal Plan

When you call your Provider Law Firm, they will locate an attorney to act on your behalf.

Your Provider Law Firm has the support of qualified attorneys across the country who will help you protect your rights anywhere in the U.S.

Tragic Accident Representation

If you or your spouse is charged with a criminal act because of a serious traffic accident, a Commercial Drivers Legal Plan attorney will defend you in the court of original jurisdiction for the following charges:

  • Manslaughter

  • Involuntary manslaughter

  • Vehicular homicide

  • Negligent homicide

License Reinstatement

You and your spouse have 2.5 hours of legal help from a Commercial Drivers Legal Plan attorney in each of the following situations:

  • You are denied a driver's license. 

  • Your driver's license is cancelled, suspended, or revoked by the Department of Public Safety or Department of Motor Vehicles where a right to appeal is provided to you by statute.

  • Assistance is needed to reinstate or maintain a drivers license because of job-related or medical reasons. 

Moving Violations

  • Defense of non-criminal moving violations in the court of original jurisdiction. 

  • Defense by an attorney located through your Commercial Drivers Legal Plan Provider Law Firm. 

  • The attorney appointed for you is usually located in the area where you received the ticket.

DOT and Non-Moving Violations

You and your spouse are entitled to defense of non-criminal citations issued in your motor vehicle including:

  • Logbook

  • Overheight

  • Hazardous material

  • Equipment violations

  • Overlength

  • Overwidth

  • Overweight

  • Load spillage

  • No placard

  • Permit violations

  • No medical card

  • No insurance

  • No motor carrier authority

Property Damage Collection

A Commercial Drivers Legal Plan attorney will help you or your spouse collect property damage claims of $2000 or less for damage as a result of driving, riding in, or being struck by any motor vehicle or boat. 

  • Covers minor damage to your car or truck.

  • You may receive up to 2.5 hours of attorney time per incident.

 

Personal Injury Collection

A Commercial Drivers Legal Plan attorney will help you or your spouse collect personal injury claims of $2000 or less for injuries resulting from driving, rising in, or being struck by any motor vehicle or boat. You may receive up to 2.5 hours of attorney time per claim. 

CSA Consultation

You can consult with the Provider Attorney about any points assessed against your record by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) pursuant to regulations of the FMCSA's Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program. Plus, an attorney will handle a challenge of any assessed points at the Preferred Member discount rate.​

All Other Transportation Related Legal Work

You and your spouse can receive this and any other transportation-related legal work not specifically covered by this plan at a 25% discount from the Provider Law Firm's standard hourly rate. Members are responsible for paying court costs, fines, and related fees.

Basic Commercial Drivers Legal Plan Benefits

Additional Information and Exclusions:

Benefits are available on the eleventh (11th) day after the date of enrollment. Matters occurring before the 11th day will be considered pre-existing conditions. 

The driver and their spouse are protection by one low monthly fee.

All benefits are subject to the following conditions and exclusions: Any fines, court costs, penalties, expert witness fees, bonds, bail bonds, and any out-of-pocket expenses are at the member's expense. Preexisting consitions, charges of DWI/DUI related matters, drug-related matters, hit-and-run related charger, leaving the scene of an accident, and unmeritorious cases are excluded. Also excluded are acts or omissions performed in the commission of any crime under any municipal, state, or federal statute, except as otherwise specifically provided for and covered within the contract. 

Moving: Representation provided in the court of original jurisdiction. Representation provided for you and your spouse if you are properly licensed, insured, and are operating a motor vehicle with the express consent and permission of the owner of the vehicle. In order to receive legal services under this benefit, you must call your Provider Law Firm by phone within three (3) business days of receiving the citation. Appeals are not covered. 

Personal Injury and Property Damage Assistance: Driver's license and personal injury assistance are limited to two and one-half (2-½) hours of lawyer time per claim and do not include the filing of a lawsuit and exclude personal injury and property claims that exceed $2000. Applies to claims arising as a result of driving, riding in, or being struck by any motor vehicle. 

All Other TransportationRelated Legal Work: Depending on your legal needs, a retainer may be required by your Provider Law Firm is responsible for determining the amount of the retainer and any other anticipated costs. Other costs you may incur include fines, court costs, penalties, expert witness fees, bonds, bail bonds, and any out-of-pocket expenses. These costs are your responsibility and are not included as a part of membership benefits. Your Provider Law Firm cannot provide any legal services until payment of the retainer and other costs have been made. If you need representation incur, you must notify your Provider Law Firm at least five business days in advance so they may prepare for your case. 

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