Americans with Disabilities Act
A Wake Up Call
If you are a business that is open to the public, but inaccessible to individuals with disabilities, and you have not heard of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), just wait: It is only a matter of time. The ADA requires places of public accommodation to be accessible to individuals with disabilities. Simply put, the ADA requires that businesses, such as retail stores, shopping plazas, restaurants, theatres, banks, offices, hotels, parks, schools, and even government buildings and facilities, be accessible to and useable by individuals with disabilities, including persons with mobility impairments, who use wheelchairs, or are visually or hearing impaired.
See You In Court
The United States Department of Justice, non-profit advocacy organizations, and individuals with disabilities are taking their grievances against inaccessible businesses to court. The ADA provides a vehicle by which such entities and, most importantly, individuals with disabilities, can file lawsuits in court to compel businesses to take remedial measures to make their properties, goods and services more accessible, including providing accessible parking spaces, curb ramps, tables, counters, restrooms, hotel rooms, etc. The cost of non-compliance can be steep, and can include the expense of remediating the property to meet the ADA’s standards and reimbursement of the complainant’s attorney’s fees, expenses and costs.
ADA Advocacy and Representation
We advocate for our clients and represent them in court in high impact disability rights cases. We have represented clients in hundreds of cases throughout Florida, Georgia, Ohio, Nevada, Massachusetts, and New York. If you are in need of an advocate to represent you, feel free to contact us and provide us with the details of your matter for our consideration.