September 25, 2008 at 11:35 PM EST - Updated July 26 at 3:20 AM
Some resources that can help Ohio consumers at this time include:
The Ohio Attorney General's office has an extensive listing of how consumers can protect themselves using state laws. A consumer alert is available at www.ag.state.oh.us. Specific concerns and questions can be sent to www.ag4ohio.gov
The Ohio Department of Insurance has information on its Website about avoiding fraud and working with your insurance company in making a claim. Find out more at www.ohioinsurance.gov
The Cincinnati Bar Association sponsors a Lawyer Referral Service that can assist consumers in finding an attorney who matches a specialized area, such as construction law or consumer law. It can be reached at 513-381-8359.
The Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati refers consumers who meet specific income guidelines to attorneys. Legal Aid can be reached at 513-241-9400.
Legal assistance for senior adults is available through ProSeniors at 513-345-4160.