Inverse Condemnation

The government and other entities with the power of eminent domain must follow a specific process when taking land and pay adequate compensation for the land it takes. Inverse condemnation occurs when a condemning authority takes private property without compensating the landowner. The claim is called "inverse" because the landowner must sue the condemning authority to receive compensation.

If a condemning authority has taken or damaged your property, and you were not compensated, you may be able to pursue an inverse condemnation claim. Additionally, you may be able to use an inverse condemnation action to seek compensation for regulatory takings.

An inverse condemnation claim may exist for:

  • Road widening or new road construction
  • Installation of pipelines
  • Installation of power lines
  • Water diversion or flooding
  • Interference with property access
  • Regulatory takings
  • Or other actions that take, damage or destroy your property

The Dallas firm of Vassallo & Salazar, P.C., has more than 100 years of combined experience and works with trusted appraisers and other experts to make certain we pursue your right to full compensation.

Contact Us for an Initial Consultation

We encourage you to call us at 800-231-3657 or 214-559-7200, or fill out our online form to schedule an initial consultation about inverse condemnation. We offer retainer and contingent-fee options.