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Inverse Condemnation

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Eminent domain is when the federal government follows the mandates of the Fifth Amendment of the Constitution and provides compensation – fair or not – for the seizure of private property. On the other hand, inverse condemnation is when private property is seized or damaged by the government’s actions but no compensation is offered or given. In such a situation, the individual or group that has lost its property or the value of its property has the right to sue the governing body for damages.

At The Law Offices of Alex R. Hernandez, Jr. PLLC, we have been litigating against powerful organizations and agencies on behalf of clients just like you since 2001. If you need an inverse condemnation attorney in Texas to hear your case and take up the good fight on your behalf, do not hesitate to call 888.907.8994 and talk to our team. You can begin with a free consultation to learn more without having to worry about legal costs upfront.

Incidents of Inverse Condemnation

When the government to takes a piece of property and does not offer compensation in return, it is a fairly brazen act that is almost inviting a lawsuit. While this is the root idea of inverse condemnation, it is not actually the most common form of it. Many inverse condemnation lawsuits begin, instead, when the government reduces the value of a piece of property unwittingly and does not offer to pay for the damage.

Inverse condemnation can occur when the government:

  • Takes land without offering compensation.
  • Builds in a way that reduces property value, like a freeway built next to a private school.
  • Inadvertently or deliberately damages property to complete its own project.
  • Temporarily uses private land without permission, leading to inconvenience.

Reacting to Inverse Condemnation Infringements

What should you do when the government uses inverse condemnation against you? Reacting carefully and deliberately is a must, or else you could jeopardize your chances of receiving fair compensation. After all, you need to file a lawsuit or complaint to pursue owed finances, making a government body a legal opposition.

It can be difficult to know when or how to react since the government often will not acknowledge the damage it has caused or the inappropriate seizure of land it has enacted. When you think you have an inverse condemnation case on your hands, it is encouraged that you reach out to our Texas inverse condemnation lawyers before talking to a government official. We can study the situation carefully and help you decide how best to react, whether you need to file a complaint to an office or move straight to a legal challenge due to egregious property value loss.

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