During road widening and construction, the NC DOT will take anything from a couple of trees to entire houses. First, they will send a DOT representative to your home to make you an offer based on the appraised value. Remember - the DOT paid for that appraisal, and it's not the final say in what they are willing to pay you for your property.
When the government condemns your property, get a North Carolina eminent domain attorney who knows how to get the most money for your land. Nick worked for the North Carolina Attorney General's Office, representing the NC DOT in condemnation cases. He knows the inside, and he knows how to use it for you.
An eminent domain lawyer knows what it takes to get more for your property. Without someone fighting for the landowner, the only evidence as to the value of your property is the states own appraisal. A condemnation lawyer knows how to attack the states appraisal and will know how to obtain another which more accurately reflects the value of your property.
Consultations are always free. At Benjamin Law, you will pay nothing out of pocket, and will never pay a fee unless the state pays you.
When you are going up against the government, you want someone who knows the inside. Nick Benjamin previously represented the North Carolina Department of Transportation in eminent domain cases as an assistant attorney general. There are plenty of eminent domain lawyers - but few have worked for the other side. It’s like hiring a quarterback who used to play for the opposing team - he knows the other teams plays, strategies, and tricks. Call today - 828-712-5747.