My question involves an injury that occurred in the state of: Missouri
Long story short, in 2009, I was in an at-fault accident. Fast forward to February 2011, and a process server shows up at my parents house (where I lived at the time of the accident) and tries to serve me, but they tell them I no longer live there, which is true, and that was that. They still haven't attempted to serve me again. I still live in the same city (about 20 minutes away from their house), my name is in the phone book, I have an extremely uncommon last name (It's not like they're searching for a John Smith - I'm probably the only person in the country and quite possibly the world with my name) and I can find my current address on Google in 5 seconds flat. I also work at the same place I worked at the time of the accident, so they have that too. I'm not hiding from them, or trying to dodge them, or anything.
My insurance adjuster handling the case advised me to do nothing, that it's their job to find me and I shouldn't do anything to make it easier for them, and I agree, if they don't know how to use the white pages or internet, that's not my problem.
Now I just checked the docket on Missouri CaseNet, and on April 4, an alias summons was issued. What exactly is an alias summons, and what does that mean for me? It's been 6 weeks after that alias summons was issued, and still nothing. Like I said, I'm not trying to dodge them thinking it will go away - I'll answer the summons when they serve me, but I don't feel I need to make what should be an easy job even easier for them.