OAKLAND, Calif. (BCN) - The State Bar of California has set up a hotline to provide legal aid to fire victims.
Private and public legal attorneys will guide fire victims through legal issues that include landlord and tenant disputes, life, medical and property insurance, emergency aid applications with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, home repair contracts, mortgage foreclosure and replacing wills and other legal documents.
The hotline number is (415) 575-3120. Callers can leave a message and Spanish- and Chinese-speaking attorneys will be available.
There also are separate hotlines for fire victims in Napa and Sonoma counties.
The Bay Area's Legal Aid Advice Hotline is (800) 551-5554 for Napa County residents.
The Health Consumer Center's line for Sonoma and Napa county residents with medical insurance and prescription coverage issues and for those who have relocated out of state is (855) 693-7285.