Were you flooded by the US Army Corps of Engineers' release of the Addicks & Barker reservoirs after Hurricane Harvey?
On August 28, 2017, the US Army Corps of Engineers deliberately flooded Buffalo Bayou with an unprecedented quantity of water from the Addicks and Barker Reservoirs. This “controlled release” of water caused substantial downstream flooding to property owners east of the Addicks and Barker reservoirs.
If your property did not flood during Hurricane Harvey, but flooded afterwards when The Corps of Engineers released waters from the Barker/Addicks Reservoirs, you may be entitled to compensation.
We are not critical of the Army Corps of Engineers’ decision. However, when the US Government takes private property for a public purpose, it must compensate the property owners under the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
What matters from a legal standpoint is that this was a deliberate choice to flood downstream properties along Buffalo Bayou for the public good.
In a 2012 case called Arkansas Game and Fish Commission vs. United States, the United States Supreme Court ruled that intentional, temporary flooding by the Federal Government may constitute as “taking” under the Constitution.
The Heard Law Firm represents property owners in Hurricane Harvey storm and Barker/Addicks Reservoirs damage claim litigation. Their aggressiveness and experience, coupled with a thorough analysis of your claim, puts The Heard Law Firm in the best possible position to represent their clients. This representation is done on a contingency fee basis, meaning you do not owe The Heard Law Firm any attorneys’ fees unless and until they make a recovery in your case
Houston's Addicks and Barker reservoirs and their surrounding areas.
Photo Credit: Harris County Flood Control District
If your home or business was flooded from the Addicks & Barker Reservoir releases during Hurricane Harvey, contact Texas law firm of experienced Texas trial lawyers, the Heard Law Firm, PLLC. We offer free case evaluations to help you get started. Call (713) 665-1100 for more information about your legal options.
The Heard Law Firm represents property owners in Hurricane Harvey storm and Barker/Addicks Reservoirs damage claim litigation. Their aggressiveness and experience, coupled with a thorough analysis of your claim, puts The Heard Law Firm in the best possible position to represent their clients.
Heard Law Firm, PLLC is dedicated to making sure that you are not taken advantage of at any point during these legal proceedings. We are here to make sure that you get the level of compensation you deserve for sustaining injuries brought on by the negligence of another individual or corporation.
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