Protecting Landowners’ Rights In Highway Expansion Disputes
Although everyone understands that the public needs roads, it is unfair for the owners of nearby property to absorb most or all of the costs of road expansion. Highway authorities are often unable or unwilling to understand the particular loss that a road expansion may cause. Business owners may be particularly impacted, facing significant losses throughout the construction phase and even greater loss as a result of the new reality that a project has created.
If a public entity is seeking to seize your property for the purposes of building a road or expanding a highway, you have rights and the attorneys at the Evans Law Firm in Cartersville can protect them. We are strong allies for landowners facing eminent domain condemnation actions throughout Georgia.
The Price Of Road Expansion
The construction or expansion of a road can harm property owners’ interests in a number of ways. Some of the most damaging consequences of highway expansion include:
- Decreasing or eliminating the distance between highways and private driveways, thereby increasing the risk of vehicle accidents due to high-speed highway traffic
- Impaired access to yards, fields and other premises
- Decreased value of surrounding land
Our attorneys are adept at challenging the arguments of public entities that seek to build and expand roads on landowner’s properties. We are well-versed in legal strategies that stop such actions. When such an action cannot be stopped, we seek the highest dollar value possible under the law. We respect landowner rights and never represent the other side.
Discuss Your Legal Options With An Experienced Lawyer
If you are unsure of your rights in regard to eminent domain issues, our attorneys are here to provide you with the insight and advocacy you need. To arrange a consultation with a knowledgeable attorney in Cartersville, contact our law offices online or by telephone at 770-884-6333.