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Eminent Domain Information
Practicing Solely In Eminent Domain

Nor Shall Private Property Be Taken For Public Use, Without Just Compensation
- The 5th Amendment, U.S. Constitution

Missouri Highway and Road Issues

When a city or state decides to expand roads and highways, it often has no choice but to condemn private property. The result: home and business owners are forced to forfeit their properties for public use. At Denlow & Henry, our attorneys have represented Missouri property owners in eminent domain actions for more than 40 years. We can help you get the compensation you deserve.

Your Rights during Highway and Road Construction

When a highway expansion or road development cuts through your property — whether it be a home, a business, a farm or undeveloped land — the value of your property will be affected. You are entitled to compensation for lost land and any impact highway development has on your property value.

When determining the monetary impact on your property, increased noise and traffic, congestion, unsightliness, loss of parking, restricted use, resale value and other issues must be taken into account.

At Denlow & Henry, we understand the unique issues property owners face when highways and roads are expanded or relocated. We are committed to helping our clients protect and maximize their constitutional right to “just compensation.” We have successfully represented clients in actions involving major players in Missouri highway and road construction, including: - The Missouri Highway Commission (MoDOT), - The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) - The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT)

When Only a Portion of Your Land Is Condemned

Many people incorrectly believe they are not entitled to just compensation unless they lose their entire property. This is not true. If even a portion of your property is used by the municipality, city or state for highway or road construction, you are entitled to compensation.

Just compensation includes the fair market value of the property taken plus any damage, or reduction in value, caused to the remaining property.

Contact Us for Help Getting Just Compensation

For help protecting your rights during condemnation caused by Missouri highway and road expansion issues, contact our eminent domain lawyers. We represent property owners throughout Missouri and portions of Kansas and Illinois near St. Louis and Kansas City. Consultations are free. It will cost you nothing to discuss your case and your rights. Call us at 314-725-5151 or 888-566-5151.