Inverse condemnation is when the government takes property, and/or property rights, away from an individual or business by filing an eminent domain action. Sometimes condemnation also occurs indirectly; when the government takes away property without initiating formal condemnation proceedings. If this happens to you, an inverse condemnation attorney can be a valuable ally.
In this situation, the property owner has the right to take legal action against the government with the help of an inverse condemnation lawyer. A lawyer with knowledge of inverse condemnation law may be able to recover either compensation for the lost property or property right, or, in some instances, whatever land or right was originally acquired.
A landowner might also initiate an inverse condemnation action if the government has restricted use of the land (through ordinances, zoning rules, and/or other regulations) or if the landowner’s property is damaged by the government’s actions on adjacent land (e.g. flooding, removal of ground support, or other actions).
Sever Storey Walker is the nation’s premier law firm for both eminent domain and inverse condemnation cases. With inverse condemnation attorneys located all over the country, we’re ready to represent you in any eminent domain case to help you get the compensation you’re entitled to.
We’ve helped more than 2,000 landowners with condemnation cases involving highways, transmission lines, pipelines, and all other types. However, we do not take cases involving real estate closings, foreclosures, or landlord and tenant leases.
Our laser focus as inverse condemnation attorneys allows us to have an incredible track record of helping landowners gain greater compensation when the government takes their land. Contact us today for a free consultation, and to learn how our inverse condemnation lawyers can help you. Check out our What We Do to make sure your case fits our expertise.
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