A motion for alternative service may be necessary when your personal injury attorney is unable to serve the defendant in your auto accident litigation.
When your Auto Accident Lawyer files a lawsuit in Maryland, the Defendant has be to served with the papers. Unfortunately, some clients are negligently injured by a person who cannot be located years later after the car collision. Perhaps, this person has moved, is trying to evade service or is deceased.
If your Maryland personal injury case over before it even began? No! Your lawyer can file a motion for alternative service.
Motion for Alternative Service
A motion for alternative service asks the court to grant you an order allowing the Defendant’s insurance company to accept service. This motion requires that your attorney has made good faith attempts to serve the Defendant. Your attorney can outline their attempts at serving the Defendant and your attorney’s private process server can provider an affidavit outlining their attempts at serving the Defendant.
If the court grants your motion for alternative service, then your attorney will be provided with an court order allowing the Defendant’s insurance company to be served. Service is very important because it starts the clock on your lawsuit. The insurance company will have no choice but to answer and acknowledge your lawsuit, or face a default a judgment which is every insurance companies worst nightmare.
GEICO is particularly difficult when it comes to serving their negligent insureds. GEICO will completely ignore your lawsuit until you have service. Other insurance companies are not as bad and would rather resolve the case, then let their insured’s fate hang in the balance.
Contact Westminster Auto Accident Attorney Ross W. Albers
Carroll County Auto Accident Attorney Ross W. Albers is a former insurance adjuster and knows the insurance companies will do whatever it takes to deny, delay and defend against your personal injury claim. If you have been injured in automobile accident, then contact Carroll County Auto Accident Attorney Ross W. Albers for an immediate free consultation at 443/457-3890. Don’t let the insurance companies deny, delay and defend against the compensation you deserve!