Condemnation & Eminent Domain Proceedings

Protect Your Constitutional Rights with Herring Law Firm

Pipeline and utility companies in Texas have received permits to install new pipelines throughout the state. These permits directly affect property owners, as the companies are buying up personal property to install the lines. While it is legal to do so by way of eminent domain law, many companies take advantage of property owners and severely undercut their rights.

If you fear that you may lose your property via eminent domain, you need to take action. The team at Herring Law Firm understands the complexities of these legal matters and can apply their knowledge directly to your case. For a swift and aggressive response to your concerns, put the firm's Houston oil and gas attorney on your side – call today.

Making Sense of Eminent Domain Law

Put simply, eminent domain is the right of the government or other approved companies to take private property from individuals or corporations for public use. Common reasons for eminent domain include the installation of public roads, parks, or pipelines. In order to do so, the company must first notify the property owner of their intent and offer a written appraisal specifying the compensation they believe the owner is owed.

Violations of eminent domain law are, unfortunately, quite common. These violations are referred to as inverse condemnation and occur when the company fails to offer just compensation, seizes property before compensation is offered, or denies the owner's access to the land. If a violation occurs, an attorney can take action on the property owner's behalf.

A lawyer can submit proof of the hardship that may be suffered by the property owner, such as:

  • Loss of the use and enjoyment of the property
  • Business interruptions
  • Forced relocation
  • Undue financial hardship

If successful, the property owner can then receive compensation for these hardships. Both the U.S. Constitution and the Texas Constitution mandate that property owners must be compensated fairly for the seizure of their property. Failure to do so is illegal and should be treated as such.

Houston Oil & Gas Lawyer Fighting for What You Deserve

Dozens of new pipelines have already been installed throughout Texas, with plans in place to install even more in coming weeks. The following counties are just a sampling of those that may be affected by eminent domain proceedings:

  • Shelby
  • Roberts
  • Live Oak
  • Karnes
  • McMullen
  • Carson
  • San Jacinto
  • Jefferson
  • Orange

Whether you have already received noticed of the government's intent to take your property or fear that it may occur in the near future, it is never too early to secure the involvement of a Texas oil and gas attorney. Herring Law Firm is on your side and has the ability to pursue your deserved favorable outcome.

Contact the firm to ensure the protection of your rights!

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