“It’s a sad truth, but in situations like this property owners may receive less for their land than they could have if they got some professional legal help,” said NC Eminent Domain Law Firm attorney Jason Campbell.
Rockingham, NC (PRWEB) January 23, 2014
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) plans to widen U.S. 1 to a four-lane median-divided highway, from the South Carolina state line to State Road 1001 (SR 1001) and create a bypass around Rockingham.
In order to carry out this $272 million project, NCDOT will use the process of “eminent domain” to take property from home and business owners that are in the way of the project – for a price. This process can have a significant impact on individuals and the community at large. It does not always run smoothly and involves not only financial but emotional investments in the property.
Property owners do have avenues to seek the fairest and best price possible, but it can be very challenging, and it is not the state’s job to help you achieve that.
To help you outline your options, the NC Eminent Domain Law Firm is offering a free public seminar to inform property owners about their rights and what they can expect to go through.
The seminar will be held on Thursday, January 30th, at the Comfort Suites on Greene Street in Rockingham. It will start at 7 p.m.
“It’s a sad truth, but in situations like this property owners may receive less for their land than they could have if they got some professional legal help,” said NC Eminent Domain Law Firm attorney Jason Campbell. “Few people realize they can negotiate for more, and even if they do, they just don’t know the best way to go about doing so.”
Campbell and his colleague, Stan Abrams, are former NC Assistant Attorneys General who litigated NCDOT condemnation cases. They have extensive experience in how the state handles these projects. The two will lead the seminar and be available afterward for questions regarding specific properties.
“We really hope all the affected property owners will join us,” said Abrams. “We’ll be giving them some truly valuable information – such as how they may be able collect the government’s first offer without technically accepting it - and then appropriately seek even more money. It’s called the ‘second check.’”
Other areas covered in the seminar:
- How are NCDOT offers calculated?
- What is “fair market value”?
- What if my space is leased? Will there be any relocation benefits?
- How do I really know if the offer for my property is fair?
For more information about the meeting, call the firm at 1-877-393-4990.
ABOUT 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 throughout North Carolina, who may be impacted by eminent domain law. The NC Eminent Domain Law Firm is led by attorneys Stan Abrams and Jason Campbell, both of whom previously worked as Assistant Attorney Generals for the North Carolina Department of Justice Transportation Section, where they litigated condemnation cases for the NCDOT. They have over 20 years of combined experience working exclusively on eminent domain cases. The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin has the legal resources of 30 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