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(Hurricane Harvey) - Useful Videos to help you recover from a disaster

This article contains videos you can watch to learn how to recover from Hurricane Harvey. The videos and content were done by the State Bar of Texas.

What do I do if I have questions about replacing lost or destroyed documents or need help with insurance claims or home repairs.

How can I apply for federal disaster aid.

Individuals and business owners who suffered losses due to Hurricane Harvey and its subsequent flooding can apply for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency by clicking here.

There are instructions on how to file your claim here.

 

Scams and Price Gouging

Attorney General Ken Paxton warns Texans that state law prohibits price gouging in the wake of a declared disaster. The AG’s office advises: If you feel that you are being unfairly charged for goods or services such as drinking water, food, batteries, generators gasoline or towing, raise the issue of price gouging with the provider. Speak to the provider respectfully but be frank.

If you are unable to resolve the matter, file a complaint with the office.

 

Barratry or Improper Solicitation

 

The State Bar of Texas reminds the public that solicitation of a potential legal case is a crime unless the lawyer has a family relationship with you or you have been a client of the lawyer in the past or are currently a client. Solicitation of you is also a crime if perpetrated by a non-lawyer employee or representative of the lawyer, unless the previous conditions exist. Please report any prohibited contacts by lawyers or their representatives, whether in person, telephone, or otherwise, to your local law enforcement authority or the State Bar of Texas toll-free at (866) 224-5999.

 

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