|By PR Newswire||
|September 12, 2013 10:40 AM EDT||
DURHAM, N.C., Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The plans for widening Ray Road (SR 1121) include taking land from over 100 property owners – and in some cases, the proposed road will go right through owners' homes or businesses.
In response, the NC Eminent Domain Law Firm is hosting a complimentary seminar to educate property owners about their legal rights. The seminar is scheduled for 7:00pm at the Holiday Inn Express in Spring Lake on Tuesday, September 17th.
The Department of Transportation's plans include widening Ray Road to a four-lane divided highway from NC 210 to Overhills Road (SR 1120), as well as realigning a couple of intersections, installing roundabouts, adding bike lanes and purchasing an additional ten feet on each side of the road for future sidewalks.
"In situations like this, property owners are often unclear about what options are available to them and many end up making decisions that hurt them financially in the long run," said NC Eminent Domain attorney Jason Campbell. "We've studied this project and may be able to point out things they should be aware of."
Campbell and his colleague Stan Abrams will lead the seminar. Both used to work as attorneys for the Department of Transportation, before deciding to go into private practice to help the property owners individually.
"In our experience, the DOT is like any other buyer – they want to pay as little as they reasonably can for the property they need. By taking the right steps, homeowners can receive a first check for the DOT's initial offer and then negotiate for more. That's something we'll cover in our meeting," said Abrams.
Abrams and Campbell will bring copies of the DOT's plans to the seminar and will make themselves available to discuss with any interested property owner how their specific property is being impacted by the project.
Other topics for the seminar include:
- How are NCDOT offers calculated?
- What is "fair market value"?
- What if my space is leased? Will there be any relocation benefits?
- Can I assume the offer for my property is fair?
For more information, visit www.nc-eminent-domain.com or call the firm at 1-877-393-4990.
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.
NC Eminent Domain Law Firm
280 South Mangum Street, Suite 400
Durham, North Carolina 27701
SOURCE NC Eminent Domain Law Firm