Do you have a court case coming up or are you thinking of going after someone legally in the near future? If so, you are of course going to want to collect evidence to help your cause, and sometimes that evidence can come in the form of witness testimony. But what happens if there is a person who has potential information about your cause but you aren't quite sure how to reach them or get them to agree to provide that information? In these situations, a process server can be of help. A process server can serve a subpoena or other documentation to someone that you need to make sure is involved in your upcoming legal case. Here's how a good process server can assist you.

Help With Tracking Down the Defendant or Witness

Do you know the name of the defendant or witness you need to contact regarding your legal case but you are not sure of their address or how to reach them? Many process servers have experience as private investigators and may be able to use public records and other methods to track down the location of a person that is difficult to find. If the court case can't actually move forward until the parties in the case are notified, a process server can help you get the ball rolling.

Ensure That Your Court Case Proceeds in a Timely Fashion

Laws can vary from state to state when it comes to notifying someone that you are suing them or that you need them to provide testimony. But in many cases, you or your attorney will be expected to reach out to the involved parties in a timely fashion. If you can't serve your documents request, subpoena or legal concerns to the involved party within a certain time frame, you may be legally required to start all over again by re-filing your case or request at the local courthouse. A process server can help prevent your case from being delayed by getting the right documents to the right person in a timely fashion.

Make Sure You Have Proof of Serving the Documents

While it's possible that you could contact someone involved in the case yourself and let them know of your intent, it's also possible that this person could claim to have never received the documents in question. Using a process server will help you in this situation because these individuals can use notaries and other methods to prove that the documentation was indeed served.