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Fourmile Canyon Fire: Free Legal Assistance through BCBA

This Friday, Boulder County Bar Association Attorneys will help victims of the Fourmile Canyon Fire with their questions regarding insurance, landlord tenant, and property/real estate.  They will be available to answer questions about filing insurance claims for property loss, and most topics related to this event.  BHGR attorneys George Berg, Melissa HeidmanJudy Snyder, and Kim Tomey have extensive expertise in these areas and will join forces with 20 to 30 other Boulder County Bar Association Attorneys to assist victims and their families in any way they can.  There will be a short overview and general Q and A session, followed by one on one counseling. This is FREE and open to all affected by the fire.

Friday, September 17, 2010

3:30 - 5:00 PM

Boulder County Justice Center

Jury Assembly Room

1777 6th Street (SW Corner of Canyon and 6th Street), Boulder, Colorado 80302

If you have questions contact:

Christine Hylbert

Boulder County Bar Association

303.440.4758

BCBA's FIRE VICTIM DO'S & DON'TS - These are just a few examples of things you may want to consider when dealing with the loss of your home and/or property.

1.  Do make a list of personal property: do a room by room survey in your mind, writing down all items you can recall

2.  Try to remember sources of items of personal property: stores, sales, friends, gifts

3.  Assign a value based on purchase price, replacement value

4.  Make a list of improvements on the property, including additions, remodels, and other changes to the residence and/or outbuildings

5.  Try to remember all contractors, remodelers, finishers and other tradesmen who worked on the property

6.  Assign a value to each improvement including the complete nature of the improvement and approximation of square footage

7.  Contact a realtor for estimation of value including possible comparable properties that have recently sold

8.  Don't expect that the adjuster reviewing your claim is simply trying to make sure that you are fairly compensated

9.  If in doubt, do contact a lawyer to intercede with the adjuster in the valuation of your property loss

10. Remember that this is the only opportunity you will have to receive full and fair compensation for your property