Residents of flood affected areas from Cairns to Townsville can access free legal information and advice relevant to their circumstances from Legal Aid Queensland.
“People affected by natural disasters often have a range of legal issues to deal with such as property or car damage, insurance, tenancy issues, debt, employment and access to electricity and other services damaged by the recent floods,“ Legal Aid Queensland acting chief executive officer Paul Davey said.
“People can contact Legal Aid Queensland on 1300 004 924 (for the cost of a local call from a landline in Australia) to get free legal information and advice, or to be referred to another organisation who can help with their problem.”
Flood victims can also access free factsheets and resources on the Legal Aid Queensland website www.legalaid.qld.gov.au/floods, including a guide to help people with their insurance claims.
To access Legal Aid Queensland’s flood legal information and advice services call 1300 004 924 or visit www.legalaid.qld.gov.au/floods
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