WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As the NCDOT finalizes its plans for the massive Northern Beltway, property owners in the path of the $1 billion project continue to worry over whether they'll be compensated for the true value of their properties.
For more than a decade, the multi-lane freeway -- planned to loop around northern Winston-Salem, beginning at U.S. 158 and ending at U.S. 311 -- has been the subject of controversy.
A lawsuit challenged the constitutionality of the NCDOT's land acquisition process. Environmentalists also raised concerns. But despite all the attention, property owners are still left with urgent questions -- even as the NCDOT begins negotiations for land.
Many of those questions will be addressed during the free informational session by the NC Eminent Domain Law Firm on Thursday, Dec. 13, 7pm at The Winston-Salem Marriott. They include:
* How will the value of my property be calculated?
* Do I have a say in how much my property is worth?
* Do I have to accept the NCDOT's offer on my property?
* Do I have a say on how much of my property will be taken?
* Should I get my own appraisal?
Property owners in nearby Greensboro and Durham concerned about similar projects forcing them to sell recently said:
* "There are so many things you don't know about something like this..."
* "My biggest concern is that they're not going to make an offer that will enable us to make the transition."
* "I just don't want to be put out in the cold."
* "I know they're going to go by tax value and tax value on property is not what the property is actually worth."
Stan Abrams of the NC Eminent Domain Law Firm has worked on numerous eminent domain cases involving millions of dollars. Abrams says, "Public projects are necessary, but they shouldn't come at the expense of people's hard earned property and homes. Paying these homeowners their fair share is what the law requires."
For more information about the meeting, please call the NC Eminent Domain Law Firm at 1-877-393-4990.
A division of the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, the NC Eminent Domain Law Firm is dedicated solely to representing property owners throughout North Carolina, who may be impacted by eminent domain law. The NC Eminent Domain Law Firm is headed by attorney Stan Abrams. Mr. Abrams has five years' experience working as an Assistant Attorney General for the North Carolina Department of Justice Transportation Section, where he litigated condemnation cases for the NCDOT. The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin has the legal resources of 31 attorneys and is based in Durham, North Carolina, with offices throughout the state to serve its clients.
NC Eminent Domain Law Firm
280 South Mangum Street, Suite 400
Durham, North Carolina 27701
SOURCE NC Eminent Domain Law Firm