Frequently Asked Questions: Eminent Domain

Eminent domain law is complicated, and the questions you may have will likely go unanswered unless you speak directly with a lawyer. At Lavery Law, we work with both individual and commercial property owners throughout the state of Pennsylvania. We offer comprehensive representation, honest advice and strong advocacy.

Eminent Domain FAQ

Our attorneys often get questions regarding the eminent domain process/procedures, compensation packages and more. Below is a list of some of the most frequently asked questions about condemnation.

1) What amount of compensation am I entitled to? Compensation packages are important, and when you work with our team we carefully review all aspects of your agreement. Our goal is to make sure that you receive fair compensation for the property taking by measuring damages and identifying the full diminished value of the property.

2) Can the condemning authority actually take my property? In most cases, if the condemning authority is a governmental utility or public utility, condemnation can occur. There are differing opinions on whether or not oil and gas pipeline companies can actually commence a condemnation action. If you are involved in one of these projects, we can review your situation.

3) Do I need to work with a lawyer? The condemnation process is extremely complicated, and only lawyers who routinely work in this area of law fully understand the process. The cases we handle at Lavery Law are usually accepted on a contingency fee basis. This means you are not responsible for lawyer fees unless a financial recovery is won for your case. If you have questions about fees, we invite you to contact our firm.

Connect With Our Firm

To schedule your first appointment to discuss your eminent domain questions, please contact us at 888-470-6015 or by completing an online contact form. Located in Harrisburg, our firm serves clients throughout the entire state of Pennsylvania.