Condemnation Attorney For Various Types Of Forced Takings

When the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) contacts property owners regarding its authority to take all or part of their business or residential property due to a road-widening project, intersection project or other highway project, IDOT has likely already spent millions of dollars preparing for and gaining approval for the project. Property owners who face these types of condemnation actions will likely be incapable of challenging and fighting IDOT alone.

When facing a partial taking or the impressment of an easement on your property by IDOT, it is important to consult an experienced attorney who can effectively assert your rights and ensure you receive the full benefits to which you are entitled. Contact condemnation lawyer Bryan P. Lynch for a free consultation.

Why Is IDOT Taking My Property?

There are several different categories of property interest that the state may choose to take in an eminent domain and condemnation case. The majority of these projects involve some form of road construction. Widening a road or intersection in a rural or suburban area can mean taking part of one's business property, taking the front yard off a person's home, or asserting the right to use a property owner's property for a number of years or permanently.

How Much Compensation Am I Entitled To From IDOT?

Unfortunately, it is very difficult for a property owner to defeat IDOT's taking or to save his or her property. However, all property owners can require that IDOT follow the law and every step in the process; and if IDOT does not, then it cannot take your property. The Law Office of Bryan P. Lynch, P.C., will help ensure that IDOT follows the law and your rights are protected. If IDOT has followed the law, then the owners' focus needs to shift to their valuation rights such as:

Contact Our Law Firm

If IDOT is adding a turn lane to an intersection or widening the road in front of your property or home, understand and protect your rights, and fight to secure the compensation you deserve. Contact our law firm for effective legal help throughout the Chicago metropolitan area, including the Collar counties by calling 800-710-9478.