Free Legal Advice Available for Fire Victims

MEDFORD, Ore. — KDRV The wildfires have left many people suffering from the loss of their homes and prized possessions. The Oregon Trial Lawyers Association is now offering free consultations for fire victims in Lane and Southern Oregon counties.

People can take advantage of these services Saturday, October 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Talent Elementary School, 307 Wagner Creek Road.

Attorney Faith Morse at Andersen Morse & Linthorst believes people should take advantage of these services because it is important for people to get an accurate amount of coverage for the items they owned.

Some problems people could face while trying to receive this help could include not having enough builders to rebuild communities and benefits under insurance policy contracts could run out.

People should also note that making insurance claims for the first time can be confusing. Bringing paperwork and written out questions about a claim can help victims understand what they should have prepared for insurers.

Faith wants people to know that when making a claim, insurers will ask for an inventory of what was in your home. To make this process less burdensome for people receiving these services, lists with common household items will be available.

Fire victims can call the OTLA hotline (800) 809-0616 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Friday or email 24/7 to get direct help from attorneys and other legal professionals.