Corporate Defense Representation For ADA Violations
The federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is now more than 25 years old, yet it remains misunderstood in many ways by business owners and other organizations that offer public access to their facilities. Not only does the ADA mandate that newly constructed buildings offer doorways, ramps and bathrooms that are accessible to disabled people, it also requires existing buildings to remove structural barriers when such removal is “readily achievable.”
If you have been notified that you are the defendant in an ADA violation lawsuit, it is imperative that you get help from an attorney with a background in this practice area as soon as possible. At The Law Office of Katherine R. Moore, our founding attorney regularly provides corporate defense services in ADA violation cases. She can inform you of your best options for limiting your statutory damages and resolving the situation quickly.
Facts About ADA Violations
It is important to remain educated about disability access law. Here are a few relevant pieces of information to be aware of:
- The ADA prohibits access discrimination “at any place of public accommodation by any person who owns, leases (or leases to) or operated a place of public accommodation.”
- California law states that companies charged with ADA violations are also in violation of the Unruh Civil Rights Act and the California Disabled Persons Act and entitled to collect their attorneys fees.
- Timing is everything in defending yourself against an ADA lawsuit. Every day you have an uncorrected violation that can add to the expenses you will ultimately have to pay.
Our firm’s lawyers can assist you in filing the necessary extensions to answer the lawsuit in court, and to negotiate a settlement that fixes the ADA issues and minimizes your losses.
Stop The Litigation Clock — Contact Our Firm Today
Act now to limit your losses from ADA violations. Call our firm at 650-399-0752, or email us via our online contact form to get started. We are based in Redwood City and serve clients throughout the Bay Area.