Eminent Domain Lawyer in Houston

Houston Eminent Domain Lawyer Serving Ellis, Firestone & Navarro Counties, TX

Eminent domain refers to the government’s authority to take private property and convert it for public use. In Texas, eminent domain cases typically involve taking land for infrastructure projects including the installation of electrical transmission lines, roadways, pipelines for the booming oil and gas industry, and more. However, the U.S. Constitution’s Fifth Amendment limits this power, prohibiting the government from taking property without providing just compensation to the owners.

Still, it can be difficult to assert these rights, and the government may offer a compensation amount that is significantly less that what you are rightfully owed. If you are facing an eminent domain issue, it is in your best interests to contact the Law Office of Daniel D. Horowitz, III, PC to ensure that your rights are protected and to increase your chances of receiving maximum compensation.

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Your Rights Under Eminent Domain

The effects of these projects on property owners can be significant. If your property has been affected by eminent domain, you may be legally entitled to compensation for any or all of the following:

  • Fair market value of the property
  • Severence damages (damages resulting to the remaining part of a property after a larger portion is condemned)
  • Precondemnation damages
  • Fixtures, improvements, and/or equipment pertaining to realty
  • Relocation expenses

The government must pay you a fair price for your property. Even if they only purchase a portion of your property, the amount of compensation you are owed must reflect the impact the purchase has on the property as a whole. In order to ensure that you are getting a fair price for your land, make sure you consult with an attorney before accepting any purchase offers. You could end up selling yourself short and giving up all legal rights to challenge the amount at a later date. Because prices for rural land have risen dramatically in Texas in recent years, it is critical to make sure that your land is fairly appraised so that you know what you can claim.

Trusted Counsel for Ellis, Forestone & Navarro County Eminent Domain Cases

The Law Office of Daniel D. Horowitz, III, PC is prepared to counsel you on various valuation matters related to eminent domain, including:

  • Land regulations
  • Fair appraisal
  • Potential damages
  • Ethical concerns

If your property is facing condemnation or has been damaged as a result of a public project, or if you have received a summons, contact our office today. We are prepared to advocate on your behalf by negotiating with the government and protecting your right to just compensation.

Call the Law Office of Daniel D. Horowitz, III, PC at (832) 460-5181 now to speak to an attorney.