Durham, N.C., Oct. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As the N.C. Department of Transportation begins knocking on the doors of people in the path of the $140 million Urban Loop, the NC Eminent Domain Law Firm is inviting property owners to attend a free informational meeting to better understand their rights and how to best negotiate. The meeting will take place on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel.
Section B of the massive loop -- connecting US 70 to US 29 -- will displace both residents and businesses. Residential and business owners both frequently enter negotiations ill-equipped to deal with an army of seasoned NC DOT staffers.
Urgent questions from property owners often 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 NC DOT's first offer on my property?
- Do I have a say on how much of my property will be taken?
- Can I represent an elderly relative's interests to the NC DOT?
Property owners in Durham recently talked to Triangle media about worries over a different DOT project, saying:
- "My biggest concern is that they're not going to make an offer that will enable us to make the transition."
- "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, "Fairness is what's at stake in eminent domain cases. Home and business owners deserve fair compensation for their property, but they may not get it on their own."
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 NC DOT. 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