Roadways and Eminent Domain
The government frequently uses its
eminent domain power to build or expand roadways. These projects take a drastic toll
on individual property owners. Large-scale projects such as the failed
Trans-Texas Corridor proposal may impact hundreds or even thousands of
private properties. And while many exercises of eminent domain occur at
a more localized level, the effect on property owners is still significant.
review your case
at no cost, call (713) 496-0504.
Learn Your Rights with a Houston Eminent Domain Lawyer
You have many important rights when facing eminent domain. Chief among
them is your right to compensation. The government must pay you a just
price for your property. If it takes only a portion of the property or
an easement, the amount of compensation must reflect the detrimental impact
on property value as a whole.
Initially, you may be tempted to accept the purchase offer. Yet by doing
so, you could sell yourself short - and give up your opportunity to challenge
the taking altogether. The government has a legal team dedicated to advancing
its interests. So, too, you need an advocate to look out for your rights.
We're Read to Protect Your Interests
If your property is in jeopardy, contact McDowell Wells, LLP, a Houston-based
law firm with a niche practice in eminent domain law. We represent property
owners across Texas. With our experienced attorneys on your side, you
can feel confident you won't get taken advantage of through a lowball
offer or unlawful taking.
Our team is quick to identify grounds for challenging the state, such as if:
- The government's appraisal falls well below what the property is actually worth
- The purchase offer fails to consider important ramifications such as loss
of business for commercial properties or decreased production for agricultural
and industrial properties
Applying a meticulous eye for detail, our Houston eminent domain lawyers
will make sure that none of the important issues in your case go overlooked.
We take proactive measures to safeguard your rights.
Discuss Your Options: (713) 496-0504
We charge nothing for the initial consultation so you can learn more about our options with no obligation or pressure.
If you have received an eminent domain notice, take the first step toward
protecting your rights by
calling us at (713) 496-0504.