Yes, your husband should turn over the papers to his employer or his employer's insurance company if you are already in contact with them. They will appoint lawyers to represent your husband. He should cooperate with them and you should be fine.
If your husband was served and is now a defendant he needs to contact his former employer. The employers insurance carrier will hire defense counsel and deal with it. He will likely not need to worry about hiring personal counsel unless there is exposure above the policy. Unlikely scenario but he will need to contact the employer and insurance carrier ASAP as you are dealing with time limits. Good luck.
Simple answer is YES
This is not intended to be legal advise or as legal representation. I am a California personal injury attorney . Be aware that every state has its own statute of limitations; and statutes & case laws that govern the handling of these matters.
Ask that tgey pick up your defense.
The person who hit you should not profit from a frivolous law suit
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