Texas Condemnation Attorneys in Houston and Longview
Texas law states that the government or authorized private entities must provide notification that they want to take your property. They must also provide a written appraisal from a certified appraiser with the compensation that they believe you are owed for your property. Inverse condemnation occurs when the willful action of an agency results in the use or loss of private property.
Under the law, homeowners who have suffered damages to or loss of their private property such as a home or business are entitled to seek compensation from the agency or agencies whose actions resulted in the loss of their property.
If your home or property was damaged due to the reservoir releases then you have the right to seek legal recourse against the agencies who authorized the releases of the Addicks and Barker Reservoir.
No one cares more about your property than you do. The Houston Condemnation attorneys at the Sloan Firm know how much your property means to you. If your commercial or residential property has been affected by flooding, contact The Sloan Firm today for a free consultation.
Army Corps Found Liable for Houston Flooding Damages
In mid-December 2019, a federal judge ruled that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is liable for the damage caused by the decision made to retain floodwaters upstream of the Addicks and Barker reservoirs during Hurricane Harvey in August 2017. This decision caused widespread flooding of Houston area homes and businesses.
Hurricane Harvey, the largest storm in the United States’ recorded history, resulted in an average of more than 33 inches of rain over four days. Court records state that some parts of Houston saw over 50 inches of rain during this short period.
In a victory against the government, a federal judge ruled that the flood damage above the two dams that span Harris and Fort Bend counties was a foreseeable result of the government’s actions.
What to do if you’ve been Affected by Flooding of the Addicks & Barker Reservoir Releases in Houston, TX
With offices in the Houston area, at The Sloan Firm we understand what people of our community are going through. We want to offer our legal help to the people of Houston after many homes and businesses were flooded as a result of Hurricane Harvey and the releases of the Addicks and Barker Reservoir.
You may be eligible for compensation if:
- You own(ed) or leased a home or business near Addicks or Barker reservoir
- Your home or business was flooded during Hurricane Harvey
If your home or business flooded in result of the Addicks and Barker Reservoir releases, contact the condemnation attorneys at The Sloan Firm in Houston, TX, today to discuss your case in a free consultation.