As a result of the tornadoes on May 27 – May 28, 2019, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has declared a state of emergency in Greene, Mercer and Montgomery counties. Ohioans struggling with a legal issue as a result of the tornadoes can contact legal aid for help.
Common legal problems that can result from a natural disaster include:
- Insurance questions
- Landlord-tenant issues
- Problems with lost documents
- Scams and price-gouging related to rebuilding homes
Any Ohioan affected by the disaster can seek pro bono legal assistance by either:
- Applying for help online at http://legalaidline.lawolaw.org/apply-legal-help
- Calling the legal aid hotline at 1-888-534-1432
Attorneys interested in providing pro bono service should contact Sophia Chang at (614) 715-8568.