FRANKFORT, Ky. -- People affected by the severe storms and flooding in Jefferson County on Aug. 4 can now call a toll-free number for legal help on disaster-related issues.
The hotline is available to those with insufficient resources for adequate legal services, whether the lack of resources existed before or as a result of the disaster.
To reach Disaster Legal Services call 877-424-4388. The helpline is a joint effort of the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, the Kentucky Bar Association, the Louisville Bar Association and the Legal Aid Society.
Messages may be left at any time, but calls will only be returned during weekdays.
- Leave your name;
- Provide a phone number for a return call;
- Give a brief description of legal issues relating to the Aug. 4 disaster.
Legal services are available to qualifying individuals and include help with Commonwealth and federal benefits, insurance claims, home repair contracts, replacement of wills and other legal documents destroyed in the disaster, consumer protection matters, mortgage foreclosure issues and counseling on landlord tenant problems.
No member of the volunteer attorney group will accept fee-generating cases. Their services are authorized only to assist in resolving issues arising out of the disaster.
FEMA's mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.