Even if you have never been served legal papers before, most people have seen a movie or television scene where someone is served. It looks relatively easy and uneventful, for the most part. But, the reality is that process serving is not always so cut and dry, and inexperienced or untrained process servers can make mistakes that can be detrimental to your legal case. It is for this reason that it is very important to hire a reliable and experienced process server to ensure your case is protected from costly mistakes.
Just as no two lawyers are the same, the same could be said of process servers. Some are talented and have a high success rate and others…not so much. And, those successful attorneys often work with the same process servers over and over again because, once they have found one that is effective and efficient, they never want to run the risk of potential consequences from process serving mistakes.
Cases can be delayed as a result of your process server failing to serve papers in a timely manner. Whether someone is intentionally hiding or disguising their identity to avoid being served, or a process server is ineffective at their job, there may be a delay in serving papers. Because proceedings cannot begin until the papers have been served, it is a critical component of keeping the case on track. Hire a reputable and experienced process server so that you can rest assured you are doing everything in your power to keep your case moving along without the risk of a costly process serving mistake.