Eminent Domain

As a private landowner, you may think that the property you own cannot be taken without your consent for public use. However, there is a legal clause known as “eminent domain” that allows this to happen.

As far as legal fields go, eminent domain may not be one that many are familiar with. This field refers to a governmental power allowing the seizure of private property for any public purpose, such as highway development, and it can be done so without the approval of the owner.

The Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution does not allow the government to condemn property without providing just compensation to the property owner in return. This amendment also prohibits the government from taking property without the due process of law.

Your Rights

As an American citizen, it can be disheartening to know that your property can be taken at any time if it’s in the way of a public utility project. However, our eminent domain lawyers are fully capable of upholding your rights and fighting for a fair amount of monetary compensation on your behalf.

It’s important to know that if your property is condemned under an eminent domain clause, the party seizing the property must compensate the owner with a monetary value equal to what he/she would receive on the open market. However, if neither party can come to an agreement, then the matter is settled through condemnation proceedings.

This is where we step in. We want nothing more than for you to get what you’re entitled. Our McAllen attorneys will do what they can to see that you’re satisfied with what the other party offers.

We Want to Hear from You

If your land was seized under eminent domain but feel that what you’ve been offered is unfair or doesn’t suffice, then give us a call. Fryer & Hansen, PLLC has made a name for itself in delivering unmatched services and results to countless residents of McAllen and elsewhere. Contact us today to get started on your case.