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If your lawyer does not show up and you paid him to represent you, then he is committing malpractice if he does not file for and obtain a continuance from the court for his absence.
You cannot represent your company as you know and as the vehicle belongs to your company you cannot have yourself personally added as a plaintiff.
You can inform the judge you have dismissed your attorney and file a motion for continuance to obtain a new attorney and that is up to the judge's discretion to allow.
You can only recover the actual damages you suffered from the loss of the car. This means if you have other directly related actual damages (attorney's fees at the discretion of the court) from the loss of the car, then you can recover those as well.
If your Indiana company owns the car, then how are you suing under the MD company, the actual owner of the car needs to sue. As long as you are within the statute of limitations
you can get an attorney to file a motion to dismiss
without prejudice and file again under the Indiana company if you have the wrong party named as plaintiff.
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