Experts: The Critical Factor in Land Condemnation Cases

Complex eminent domain cases involve valuation issues where business, land, economics, science, and the law collide and rarely speak the same language. To help translate these issues for us, we rely extensively on experts to build the foundation of proof in each case. The two fundamental questions in each case are always, first – what is the value of the property before it is taken by the Department? And, then second – what is the value after the taking? The difference between those numbers is the damage that a property owner is entitled to receive. 

Frequent experts utilized in cases to prove damages include:

  • Appraisers
  • Real Estate Brokers
  • Engineers
  • Land Planners
  • Soil Scientists
  • Surveyors
  • Hydrologists
  • Economists

As your attorneys, some of the most important decisions we will make in your case are the selection of experts who will help us prove your case. Your experts must be highly credentialed, experienced, respected by their peers, honest, and great witnesses in court. They are the foundational building blocks to proving your case and getting you just compensation for your condemned property.  

Further questions about land condemnation or eminent domain? Contact Henson Fuerst by calling 919-781-1107 or submitting a form online.