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If the government have initiated a taking1 of part or all of your property, the first thing you should do is contact an experienced attorney who can advise you of your rights. Too many landowners, however, never discuss their case with a legal professional for many reasons, including concern regarding how much a court case will cost. Many people may assume that it will be more expensive to pursue litigation to protect their landowner rights than it would be to accept the government’s initial offer to take their land. This is a misconception, as the lawyers at Sever Storey work to make eminent domain cases as affordable as possible so that anyone has the opportunity to pursue a claim regardless of your financial situation.
Contingency fee arrangements
At Sever Storey, we prefer our clients to have a contingency fee agreement2 with their attorney. This means that there are no up-front legal fees for you, so your can discuss your case and initiate a claim at no cost to you. Additionally, if we are not able to increase the offer from the government in your case, we will collect no fees from you at all. If we obtain an increased offer for you, we will only collect 33 percent of the increase in the offer. Therefore, you take home the full amount of the initial offer plus 66 percent of the amount added through litigation. This type of arrangement allows you to stand up for your rights even if you do not have the money to spend on litigation and you will know that our success depends on your success. We also have hourly fee arrangements for clients when it makes more sense to do so.
Contact an experienced condemnation attorney to discuss your situation today
If ownership of part or all of your property is in jeopardy, you should not allow concerns about the cost of your case keep you from consulting with an experienced eminent domain attorney. Quality representation from a condemnation lawyer can help you receive the full amount of compensation you deserve for your land. At the law firm of Sever Storey, we assist landowners facing a possible taking protect their rights against the government, so please call us toll-free at 888-318-3761 today.
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