nOnce the summons and complaint have been
served on the defendant,
Mr. Jones, who carries liability insurance, delivers the legal papers to his insurance
nThe insurer must provide a defense to the
suit and either settle or
pay damages resulting from court action to the extent stipulated in the policy, provided Mr. Jones cooperates with the company and its representatives.
nMr. Jones previously notified the company of
the accident, so it
has investigated the accident. The insurer retains a local lawyer to handle defense of
the suit and notifies Mr. Jones to stay in contact with that lawyer.