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There's a knock at your door. He says he's a process server and you need to know whether you have to open the door.

Gerry Oginski
NY Medical Malpractice & Personal Injury Trial Lawyer

You are at home and hear the doorbell. You go to the door and see a man standing there with some papers in his hand. You ask “Can I help you?” He says “Yes, can you open the door? I have some papers for you.”

What do you do?

Do you open the door or do you call the police?

It turns out he is a process server.

This is someone who delivers lawsuit papers to people who are being sued. His goal is to try and personally deliver the papers to you so he can go back to his client and tell them that he personally hand-delivered the papers to you. This means that you now are notified that a lawsuit has officially been started against you.

He then has to prepare it piece of paper known as an affidavit swearing that he handed you those papers.

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