Disaster Legal Services offers free legal help for low-income hurricane victims

Disaster Legal Services offers free legal help for low-income hurricane victims
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The following information was provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA):

Disaster Legal Services (DLS) provides free legal assistance to low-income hurricane survivors who cannot afford to hire a lawyer after a disaster.

Members of the American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division advise and provide legal representation at no charge. There are certain limitations. Assistance is not available for cases that will produce a fee (i.e., cases where fees are paid as part of a court settlement).

DSL has assisted thousands of survivors with disaster-recovery problems including:

  • Insurance claims for doctor and hospital bills
  • Claims for property loss or loss of life
  • Drawing up new wills or other legal papers
  • Help with home repair contracts and contractors
  • Advice on problems with landlords
  • Transferring Title to Property

To request legal help through DLS, call 1-800-310-7029 or visit www.fema.gov or www.disasterlegalaid.org.

To see if you live in a disaster-declared parish, click here. For the latest information on Hurricane Laura, click here. Or, for Hurricane Delta, click here. Follow the FEMA Region 6 Twitter account at twitter.com/FEMARegion6.

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