What Is an ADA Lawsuit?
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, businesses and employers may not discriminate against individuals with disabilities. This covers the process of hiring and promoting employees, ensuring that disabled people have the same rights as everyone else at the company. It also extends to customers of businesses, ensuring that disabled people have access to all places that are open to the general public.
These regulations have done helped some persons who were previously unable to frequent places that were accessible for the rest of the population. The law also makes exceptions for small businesses that employ fewer than 15 people to reduce the economic burden of making an older building conform to modern standards.
Tennessee ADA Lawsuit Defense
We defend all types of ADA claims in relation to Commercial, Industrial, Hotel, Apartments, and Businesses, including:
(a) Claims that the buildings, parking lots, and/or the inside of businesses are not ADA compliant,
(b) Claims that Websites are not accessible and violate the ADA, including claims regarding incorrect or no Website Accessibility Statement.
(c) Review of website Accessibly tools, plug-in and widgets
(d) Claims that a Reasonable Accommodation was not made, or was not timely addressed, after a reasonable accommodation request was made to Apartment, Business owners and managers.
If your business has been named in a Title III-ADA lawsuit, it’s important to consult with an experienced attorney right away. The next step is to investigate the situation to find out if your business has been in compliance with ADA regulation. If your company has followed all relevant requirements, it makes sense to defend the lawsuit vigorously. Your attorney will review the strategy with you as soon as possible.
If you notice any compliance issues, it’s important to address these right away. This can prevent further lawsuits and mitigate the consequences of the one you’re currently facing. Of course, an attorney may also argue a case under procedural standards circumventing the question of compliance entirely. For example, a plaintiff who doesn’t return to your property regularly may lack ‘standing’ in court, which can get the suit dismissed.
Our goal is to achieve an efficient resolution of the case for your business, ending headache and saving you money. Saving our clients money means, in part, assessing whether an ADA violation occurred, and if so, did the Plaintiff encounter and have some difficulty because of the alleged ADA violation, to achieving the lowest settlement when there is a violation that caused some difficulty.
The attorneys at the Glassman, Wyatt, Tuttle & Cox handle ADA premises liability defense lawsuits in Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi.
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