The applicable Rules of Civil Procedure be reviewed for the Court you are in -- you did not specify but it appears you are writing from the District of Columbia. The service rules do vary between the Superior Court for the District of Columbia and the District/Circuit Court of Maryland. It will also matter whether you are trying to serve an individual or a corporate entity. At some point, if you are able to prove it to the court, you could obtain alternative service, i.e., if the court is satisfied that your prior attempts were reasonable but unsuccessful, the court may allow you an alternative means for effecting service of process.
So, consider who the defendant is and review the applicable court rules, and then determine whether you should attempt service again or if it is time to file a motion for alternative service. If you need experienced and trained legal assistance, seek a consultation with a lawyer -- it's what we went to school for and do for a living!See question
It is recommended that you consult with a Maryland personal injury lawyer, and photographs of that at issue broken cart will be important for pursuing to the claim. Putting aside the question of liability by Giant for this matter, there should be an inquiry to see if no-fault medical pay coverage is available -- this would be in addition to your personal/bodily injury claim.See question
To get the bank statements the lawyer will have to serve a subpoena on the bank. A subpoena on a bank can only only be served when there is a case that has been filed, and such bank statements are at issue in the case. You seem concerned about the amount of time involved -- for your concern there is not so much of an issue of time before the subpoena is served as the amount of time it will take to obtain the statements after the service of the subpoena. If there is an upcoming hearing in the case, the records can be obtained by the hearing. Otherwise, it can be 30 days or less before they are obtained, and as long as the opposing side does not file a motion to quash the subpoena. Keep in mind that if, for example, an emergency hearing is scheduled 1 week from now, subpoenas can be served and the banks will have to produce those records for the hearing. It is recommended that you use Avvo's Find a Lawyer and consult with a lawyer further, as the circumstances of your matter will be unique to you.See question
Use the Avvo Find a Lawyer search to help narrow down the potential Maryland lawyers to possibly contact for assistance.See question
You have been injured in a serious car accident and it is recommended that you retain a DC lawyer to assist you as you start the entire process you are just beginning. You have a claim against the other driver/other vehicle's owner, and could use assistance with your own insurer. Select an AVVO Superb rated lawyer who will take your case for a low fee. Then you will be seeking excellent representation and to maximize your recovery.See question
You have a personal injury claim that can be asserted against the driver and, if the accident occurred in DC, against the owner (if different than the driver), right off the bat.
Get the treatment you need and contact now an AVVO Superb rated lawyer with a low fee so you get the best of both worlds - excellent legal representation throughout the process and more recovery in your pocket.See question
It is recommended that you at this point retain a lawyer. By the way, which auto insurer is it?See question
There could indeed be multiple defendants if this happened at an apartment complex. There could indeed be a renters policy and a general liability policy for the property management company/owner on the apartment that is available. Contact a Maryland lawyer asap. Consider the one responding here or use Avvo's find a lawyer. Not every personal injury attorney had expedience with dog bite cases. Look for also a free consultation and low fee.See question
Service of interrogatories by U.S. Mail Postage prepaid upon the other party's counsel or upon the party, if not represented by counsel, is good service. If you are worried about, for example, having some kind of proof that they were served, then a Delivery Confirmation would be extra and not that much more. Certified Mail would cost more than that. They can also be served in person but it is recommended that someone who is not a party to the case and who is over the age of 18 do the service.See question
If the accident was the fault of the other driver and through no fault of your own, then the other driver (and vis a vis him his auto insurer) are liable to you for the fair market value of your vehicle and any reasonable loss of use of it (rental car costs). Was anyone also inured? Contact a DC car accident lawyer for a free consultation, low fee, who is highly rated on Avvo, to try to maximize your recovery.See question