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Commercial Drivers Legal Plan

Legal protection

on and off the road.

At LegalShield, we’ve been offering legal plans to our members for 45 years, creating a world where everyone can access legal protection—and everyone can afford it. As a commercial driver, your livelihood depends upon being on the road and unexpected legal situations can arise every day. With LegalShield you and your spouse will have access to a qualified  law firm when you need it. 

On and off the road, we’re here to help you with any legal matter from the trivial to the traumatic. And since our dedicated law firms are paid in advance, their sole focus is on serving you, rather than billing you.

Under the protection of LegalShield, we’ll help you take care

of the legal needs

on the job allowing you to worry less

and live more. 

Our Promise To You 

As one of the first companies in the United States to provide legal expense plans to consumers, we now provide legal services to over 1.65 million families across the U.S. and Canada, representing approximately 4.1 million people. And with over 700 employees dedicated to serving you, our 

promise remains the same: to provide outstanding legal coverage by quality law firms at an affordable price.

Why LegalShield 

For a low monthly cost, LegalShield gives you the ability to talk to a lawyer on any matter without worrying about high hourly costs. We understand that because of your profession, any legal situation you might find yourself in not only affects you, but your family as well, and possibly even your ability to earn a living as a commercial driver.

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.

Basic Commercial Drivers Legal Plan Benefits

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 drivers license.

  • Your drivers license is cancelled, suspended, or revoked by the Department of Public Safety or the 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 int he area where you received the ticket. 


DOT and Non-Moving Violations

You and your spouse are entitled to defense of non criminal charges issues 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 damage as a result of driving, riding 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 pints 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. 

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