The eminent domain attorneys of Sever Storey are advising landowners who may be affected by the Interstate 69 expansion to talk a lawyer about their situation.
Online PR News – 07-December-2015 – Carmel, IN – The eminent domain attorneys of Sever Storey are advising landowners who may be affected by the proposed Interstate 69 expansion to talk to a lawyer about their situation. According to the firm, landowners that are impacted by the project may be able to obtain significant compensation from the government.
The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) recently took comments from the public in regard to the proposed I-69 expansion between Martinsville and Indianapolis. Individuals who attended the meetings had an opportunity to learn more about the five potential routes and obtain general information regarding the project. While the agency expects to make a final decision regarding the route by 2017, construction will likely not begin until 2019, as the project will require federal approval, a process that can take one or two years.
The I-69 extension has the potential to displace and otherwise affect a significant number of Indiana landowners. By using its power of eminent domain, the Indiana government can compel the sale of land from private landowners if their property is necessary for a public project. By law, however, the government is required to provide landowners “just compensation” for their property. According to the attorneys of Sever Storey, there is often a significant disparity between what the government offers landowners whose property is subject to eminent domain and what landowners think their land is worth. For this reason, the firm strongly urges landowners who may be affected by this project to retain an attorney familiar with eminent domain law. In many instances, the firm says, people who are represented by an attorney obtain significantly more compensation than people who choose to engage in eminent domain negotiations themselves.
Sever Storey is an eminent domain law firm that represents the legal rights of landowners whose property may be subject to condemnation. In addition to its office in Indiana, the firm also maintains offices in Illinois, Ohio, Kentucky, and North Carolina. Prospective clients can schedule a consultation with one of the firm’s eminent domain attorneys by calling their Indiana office at 317.575.9942.
Philip D. Sever, Esq.
881 3rd Avenue SW; Suite 101
Carmel, IN 46032