As a top rated North Carolina eminent domain law firm in America we resent individuals and business owners whose property or business is being adversely impacted by an eminent domain “taking.” When property or business interests are impacted by a “taking,” the owner of the property or business is entitled to receive “just compensation” for the property. We first seek to avoid or minimize the effect of the proposed project on the property or business through pre-acquisition negotiation. We then pursue the maximum amount of damages payable under the law in any subsequent litigation. Contact our office directly at 1-888-318-3761 or email me at email@example.com to discuss the options available to you,
Sever Storey is a landowner-only, eminent domain-only law firm. We pride ourselves on ONLY representing property owners who are faced with eminent domain. A lot of lawyers like to position themselves as “eminent domain” lawyers, but if you check out their website, you will find that they practice:
If you peruse our web site, you will find nothing but eminent domain and condemnation content. Not only that, you will find nothing but landowner-friendly eminent domain content. We have never and will never represent a state, municipality, utility or any other taking authority. Our lawyers and law firm are built around serving you, the North Carolina landowner.
According to N.C. Gen. Stat. § 40A-63, the measure of compensation is generally the fair market value immediately prior to filing the eminent domain and land condemnation petition. However, if only a portion of the tract is taken or used, the property owner is to receive as compensation the greater of the fair market value of the property taken or the difference between the property value prior to and after the taking. Other consideration is given to the removal of resources, such as timber or buildings, and the cost of removal of these resources. A North Carolina eminent domain lawyer can help sure that all these calculations and considerations are being made properly and fairly.
Many North Carolina landowners will never have to face the threat of eminent domain, but for those that do, it is imperative that they familiarize themselves with the basics of condemnation. Our job is to educate landowners on what to expect during this foreign and confusing procedure. Let’s answer some fundamental questions for your North Carolina condemnation case:
QUESTION: When should I contact an North Carolina eminent domain attorney?
ANSWER: As soon as you learn that your property will be acquired. When it comes to eminent domain, you can never enlist attorney assistance too early. In fact: the earlier, the better. The last thing you want as a landowner is to wait until the last minute and be ill-prepared for a condemnation lawsuit. This is where landowners often get burned.
QUESTION: Why should I hire an attorney when I can negotiate myself?
ANSWER: You should not negotiate yourself because you are not equipped to know what your land is worth or what you should be getting. Illinois eminent domain law is a tricky animal. It allows for several landowner-friendly arguments and crevices within the law that, if properly pursued, can result in much more compensation than what is offered. A landowner cannot possibly be expected to have the knowledge or expertise to explore these arguments. An experienced North Carolina eminent domain attorney can deftly maneuver the eminent domain laws to an outcome much higher than expected for a landowner.
QUESTION: How can I afford an eminent domain attorney in North Carolina?
ANSWER: The attorneys at Sever Storey work on a contingency fee basis—meaning our attorneys only get paid if they secure more compensation than what is offered by the condemnor. Unlike other attorney-client relationships, the contingency fee agreement incentivizes our attorneys to seek as much money as possible.
If you are unsure if you have a case for more compensation, the Sever Storey attorneys will review your case FOR FREE. Just give Jordan Walker a call at 888-318-3761 or shoot him an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, send him your appraisal, and we will review it FOR FREE. No strings, no invoices, no bills, just an honest assessment of your case for compensation.
Eminent domain procedure is governed by the North Carolina Code. This means that when a condemnor is taking your property they must follow the rules set out in the statute/code. We have provided a link to the code for your review below. The eminent domain attorneys at Sever Storey are very familiar with this particular set of laws. if you have any questions about eminent domain procedure please feel free to call at 888-318-3761 or email me at email@example.com.
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Before going alone against the State let us give you our opinion. It is our pledge that we will provide a free case review for any individual or business facing eminent domain or condemnation. Contact us now at 888-318-3761