Audio, News Story (Florida)
WFSU (Tallahassee, FL)
October 9, 2019
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Tags: Natural Disasters
Organizations mentioned/involved: Florida Legal Services (FLS)
Florida Legal Services Attorney Monica Vegas Pitan’s advice? Don’t give up.
“It’s very common for civil legal aid issues that people know they have a legal issue—an eviction, domestic violence, a divorce. But for disaster legal needs people will not necessarily self-identify as having a legal problem.
But Florida’s Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis says getting a lawyer involved could make the process take longer. Patronis’ department oversees insurance regulation and fraud issues, and he says he’s urging insurance companies to do their best to help people get their homes repaired as quickly as possible. Patronis, who is from Panama City says for him, the issue is personal.