Bail bond companies vary in quality just like other types of businesses. You don’t want to trust your freedom to an inexperienced or unprofessional agent. Here are some things you should and shouldn’t do when deciding which company to work with.
Do: Research And Ask Questions
A trustworthy bail bond company will encourage you to ask questions, and never make you feel foolish for doing so. Ask how many years of experience they have, if they have a physical location to can go to, if they offer 24/7 service, and if they’ve had any lawsuits filed against them in the past year.
Don’t: Take Their Word For It
If a bail bondsman tells you that they have good online reviews, go and take a look to verify. Online reviews will help you get a good idea of how the company operates. While everyone gets some negative reviews (some people only leaves reviews when they’ve had a bad experience), look for a company that has a majority of positive reviews.
Do: Check Credentials
All bail bond agents need to be licensed, and their license needs to be current. In most states, you can go online to the State Department of Insurance and look up a license number. Also, check the BBB web site to see if the company is accredited, what their rating is, and if they’ve had recent complaints.
Don’t: Sign Anything You Don’t Understand
You need to understand every part of the contract you sign, before you sign it. That includes repayment terms. If you’re unsure what something means, ask the agent to explain. Don’t sign something if you don’t completely understand.
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