WILMINGTON, N.C., Aug. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The North Carolina Department of Transportation is contacting property owners who will be affected by a road widening planned for North and South Kerr Avenue between Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway and Patrick Avenue in Wilmington, North Carolina. The NC Eminent Domain Law Firm has been meeting with property owners across the state, and will now meet with property owners in Wilmington, NC to discuss their case in these eminent domain proceedings.
The project will widen the road to include four lanes of travel, bicycle lanes, a landscaped median, and sidewalks. Construction for the project, coded U-3338B by the N.C. DOT, is scheduled to begin in May 2013.
The department of transportation is currently negotiating to acquire right-of-way from the properties that will be affected by the widening. The budget for right-of-way acquisitions is $22.5 million, and individual property owners are likely to receive a small fraction of this money.
The NC Eminent Domain Law Firm is now offering free case evaluations to property owners within the affected areas. The NCDOT is legally required to pay "just compensation" for any property taken under eminent domain proceedings, and an eminent domain attorney may be able to help you try to get the full compensation you may deserve for your property.
"Don't take the DOT's word for the value of your property. Real estate appraisal is not an exact science, and what some appraisers feel your property is worth may not be its true value. I spent years litigating eminent domain cases for the government, and I've seen this happen time and time again," said Stan Abrams, lead eminent domain attorney at the NC Eminent Domain Law Firm.
A division of the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, the NC Eminent Domain Law Firm is dedicated solely to representing property owners in 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