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Do you have contracts with these companies?
I own a pest control company. Customer calls us to get quote, We give them a price, they agree and book an appointment. We go to there house provide the service and leave a bill. We mail bills every 30 days and call them after 90 days if not paid. Customer does not sign bill when we do the appointment, but I will make them from this point on.
OK. You can still sue them for breach of contract since the value of the service is less than $500.
Your legal option is to bring suit in small claims court.
yes most services are less then $500
Right. Essentially, as long as a contract is worth less than $500, then a verbal contract is acceptable and can be the basis of a lawsuit.
Are most of your customers in Gregg County?
Gregg, Panola, Harrison... Greater Longview(City) Area
You will have to bring suit in the counties where those defendants live.
You could hire a lawyer to do it for a percentage of the recovery, or you could do it yourself.
ok thanks for your help, I will look into going to small claims court
Dallas County provides a good step by step guide on how to file in JP court, here.
Here are the Gregg County JP websites:
Do you have any questions?