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SOURCE NC Eminent Domain Law Firm
The NC Eminent Domain Law Firm is offering complimentary case evaluations for Gaston County residents whose land will be taken for the South New Hope Road widening project.
GASTONIA, N.C., Sept. 30. 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the Gaston Gazette, motorists are "pining for progress" regarding the four major road projects in Gastonia ("City to begin road-widening projects," May 14, 2013).
However, as the NC Eminent Domain Law Firm points out, these projects come about at a price that is often very dear to home and business owners.
"Lopping off 10 to 30 feet of someone's front yard can mean the difference between a major highway being at a comfortable distance from someone's home or right at their front door," said NC Eminent Domain attorney Stan Abrams. "Home and business owners have a lot to think about when it comes to these negotiations. So we're happy to offer complimentary advice, for such an important project."
Abrams said widening South New Hope Road to five lanes from Burtonwood Drive to Armstrong Park Drive/Garrison Boulevard/SR 2466 seems to be next on Gastonia's list of projects and property owners will soon be receiving offers from the government, if they haven't already.
Both Abrams and his colleague, Jason Campbell, are former North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) attorneys.
According to Campbell, "In cases like these, the DOT's offers can often be much too low because appraisers are valuing a chunk of properties at the same time and may not recognize all the factors that may affect a single property. That's where we may be able to help."
Campbell says their firm uses what they call the "Second Check Method," in which property owners may be able to collect the government's first offer, without technically accepting it, and then continue negotiations. This allows home and business owners to get immediate compensation they may need for relocation and other purposes, but continue negotiations for the "true value" of their property.
For more information on the South New Hope Road widening project or to take advantage of their complimentary case evaluations, visit their website at: www.nc-eminent-domain.com/south-new-hope-road-widening-gastonia
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 in the 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
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