Attorneys Protecting Your Property And Ensuring Adequate Compensation
At Vinsko & Associates, P.C., we have extensive experience in eminent domain cases, as well as cases alleging inverse condemnation and trespass. Our managing partner, Bill Vinsko, was Assistant City Attorney for the City of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, and has advised municipalities for almost two decades. Similarly, he has defended landowners in eminent domain cases to maximize the amount received and limiting the amount of land taken.
Is The Government Asserting Eminent Domain Over Your Property?
The government cannot take your property without paying you “just compensation.” That is the law, and your rights are protected with decades of case law that protect you in such a situation. This type of law is governed by the “eminent domain” laws. In certain circumstances, a governmental entity, which is specifically defined, can take property of individuals for a specific set of purposes that are outlined in the law. If that happens, the government has to immediately pay you. Of course, they typically pay you the lowest amount possible, based on appraisals and valuations they secure themselves.
If you are faced with an eminent domain “taking,” you do not have to settle for the amount identified by the municipality, county or state. Additionally, you do not have to accept the amount of land that they want to take. It is important to remember that you are entitled to “just compensation” which is an amount higher than “fair market value.” Our eminent domain lawyers can show you what needs to be done to protect your interests.
Representation In Inverse Condemnation And Trespass Cases
In some situations, the government’s action is not an outright taking, but an action that adversely affects the value of your real estate. If that has occurred, it is called an “inverse condemnation.” In some other matters, the government may be trespassing on your land. In either circumstance, if you have a case, you can file against the municipality, authority, county or state government and seek damages, and, in many cases, recover those damages, attorney’s fees, and costs. Our attorneys have extensively litigated these matters across Pennsylvania and can evaluate your situation to see if you are entitled to compensation.
Put Our Legal Experience To Work For You
Vinsko & Associates, P.C., has offices in Wilkes-Barre and Philadelphia, and we serve clients throughout the surrounding areas of Pennsylvania. If you’d like to learn how we can help you protect your property and ensure fair compensation for any land that is taken, contact us to schedule an initial consultation. You can reach out online or call 570-410-8723.