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Confusing, difficult, nerve racking are just some of the ways our clients have described the eminent domain process.
But even with that said, the innate sense in all of us is that “I can handle this. This is my property. I can competently defend it by myself.” This type of attitude, while admirable and seemingly obvious, can get landowners into trouble. Eminent domain is an extremely niche area of law. Most attorneys have no idea how to handle it and what to do; there is no reason for you to be expected to be able to handle it yourself. Even the landowner that doubles his offer on his own, or negotiates what he or she sees as a sweet deal, may be missing out on tens, if not hundreds of thousands of dollars in available money.
The experience Indiana eminent domain attorneys at Sever Storey understand how to provide maximum compensation and protect landowner rights.
So the question is: when should you hire/contact an Indiana eminent domain attorney?
1) You should contact the Indiana eminent domain attorneys of Sever Storey AS SOON AS YOU BECOME AWARE YOUR PROPERTY IS WITHIN THE PATH OF THE ROUTE. Why this early? It allows us enough time to start building a strategy. More often than not, you can learn the general path of a roadway or project over your property ahead of the appraisal. With our years of experience, the eminent domain attorneys at Sever Storey can automatically spot areas to look out for if the route is known.
2) You should HIRE EXPERIENCED EMINENT DOMAIN ATTORNEYS AS SOON AS YOU ARE PROVIDED AN APPRAISAL BY THE STATE/TOLLWAY/UTILITY COMPANY/ETC. This appraisal will give Sever Storey attorneys all that we need to determine if you have a case or not. The initial offer and appraisal will provide the exact amount of effect the project will have on your property, and will showcase the exact errors the condemning authority made in the valuation of your property.
Unsure if you should hire an eminent domain attorney? Let Sever Storey review your appraisal FOR FREE. Sever Storey attorneys are more than happy to take a look at your appraisal and GIVE YOU A FREE CASE REVIEW. No strings, no invoices, no hourly fees; just honest assessment and evaluation free of charge.
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