In my experience - almost always. It is important to have competent attorneys, appraisers, and other experts in your corner to ensure you don't get bullied into a low offer from the condemnor.
If you believe your land is worth more than the government is offering, you have the right to refuse the initial offer. In fact, if you have not had time to consult with a Texas condemnation attorney, you probably should reject the first offer.
There is no reason for not employing an eminent domain attorney. Most of the offers by the government or condemning entities are much lower than the what you deserve.
We represent landowners on a contingency fee basis. That means that if we do not increase your compensation above the first offer for the property being condemned, you do not pay us anything.
We understand that no one cares more about your land than you do. This firm was created to fight for the property rights of Texans across the lone star state. It's in our name. Let us fight for you.