So you’ve filed a small claim or civil lawsuit in St. Lucie County…now what? What are the next steps you need to know in order to be sure you get your day in court? In this post, we’ll discuss the legal process after filing a civil lawsuit here on the Treasure Coast.
Once your small claims or a civil lawsuit is filed with the St. Lucie County Clerk of Court, the following steps must be taken by the plaintiff (the one who filed the lawsuit): Continue reading →
Process serving is an essential function of the legal system, so it may come as a surprise to learn that there are many scams out there involving fraudulent servers. These disreputable servers advertise cut-rate service prices, then often take their victims’ money and run. If they do attempt to serve the case process, any work they do is invalid since they don’t meet the requirements to be a process server in Florida.
Protect yourself from process server scams by thoroughly vetting all servers you are planning to hire with the following three checks: Continue reading →
When you work for a legal firm that handles hundreds or thousands of cases per year, the number of documents that must be retrieved to litigate those cases is staggering. With privacy laws tightening, more effort than ever is required to solicit and retrieve the various documents a law firm needs to operate successfully.
Don’t let document retrieval become a time and resource drain for your firm. Accurate Serve® can slash the time and expense it takes to retrieve case documents, along with providing the fastest and most professional process service in Florida. Legal firms that take advantage of the auxiliary legal services we provide run more efficiently, resulting in less stress on your staff and more success for your clients.
Our document retrieval services benefit law firms by: Continue reading →
Process server scams are an unfortunate reality of the industry. Illegitimate, uncertified process servers lure in unsuspecting plaintiffs and attorneys, offering bargain prices and empty promises. By the time the victim finds out that the service they paid for was illegal, it’s usually too late! The defendant in the case can use the improper service by the uncertified process server as grounds to request extension of court dates, suppression of evidence, or even dismissal of the entire case.
Don’t risk your entire case by using a cut-rate process server. Instead, use the following tips to vet any process server you are considering hiring, and protect yourself from unscrupulous scammers: Continue reading →
If you represent a law firm, you have surely considered hiring a private process service agency. Maybe you’ve wondered if private process servers have any benefits over just using the local sheriff’s department? Perhaps you’ve heard stories from other attorneys about their experiences and wonder if private process servers really make things that easy.
The truth is, when you have a steady stream of cases flowing in and out of your firm, you need an easy and reliable way to track all of the process service for your cases. A quality process service agency, like Accurate Serve® of Port St. Lucie, Okeechobee, Stuart, and Vero Beach, provides just that. Using Accurate Serve® for all of your firm’s process service needs will: Continue reading →