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SOURCE NC Eminent Domain Law Firm
The County Club Road widening project will take part (or all), of about 50 Nash County residents' property. A local law firm is offering complimentary advice in response.
ROCKY MOUNT, N.C., Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- "We realize the current situation of our state's economy and budget…However, that should not be an excuse or reason to take a course that is unfair to the very citizens our state is supposed to protect."
That's what David Smith wrote in a letter to the Department of Transportation regarding the changes to the Hunter Hill Shopping Center for the Hunter Hill and Country Club Road widening projects (Rocky Mount Telegram, August 16, 2010). Smith is the president of David Smith Group, one of several companies affected by the changes.
And Smith is not alone in his sentiments. NC Eminent Domain Law Firm Attorney Stan Abrams agrees that initial offers are oftentimes much too low and adds that many property owners don't realize what options are available to them.
"In my experience, the DOT is just like any other buyer – they may spend as little as reasonably possible to acquire your property," said Abrams. "They may not take into account all of the ways the project may devalue your property or how much it would be worth to another buyer."
Abrams and his colleague, Jason Campbell, worked for the NCDOT for nearly 20 years combined. According to Abrams, they left and began representing property owners, after continuously watching some property owners receive less for their property than they might have with representation.
"Time after time, we saw property owners leaving money on the table because they didn't have someone looking out for them," Campbell said. "We want to be that someone – to fight and give a voice to the property owners who need it."
Abrams and Campbell use what they call the "Second Check System" that can allow property owners to cash out the DOT's first offer, without legally accepting it, and then negotiate for more.
"We encourage affected property owners to contact us," Campbell said. "We'll be more than happy to tell them about our Second Check Method and we won't charge them for the advice."
For more information about the Country Club Road widening project, visit the firm's website: http://www.NC-Eminent-Domain.com/Country-Club-Road-Widening-Rocky-Mount/.
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 19 years of combined experience working exclusively on eminent domain cases. The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin has the legal resources of 32 attorneys and is based in Durham, North Carolina, with offices throughout the state to serve its clients.
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