Our office handles all aspects of federal and state public accommodation law. Whether arising under the federal Americans With Disabilities Act (“ADA”), or the California Unruh Civil Rights Act (“Unruh”), our office is equipped to handle and navigate public entities through the often rigorous and nettlesome effects of a disability access lawsuit.
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) prohibits a broad range of discriminatory action on the basis of disability. Though the spirit of the ADA was designed to create equal accommodation for all, the Act has unfortunately been utilized by many as an instrument for incessant litigation and money-making. The result is that many plaintiffs have filed more than 20 separate lawsuits to their name, often targeting commercial establishments in the same city or area. Due to the highly technical and nuanced aspects of the ADA law, these cottage litigants have made it extremely difficult on public and private entities to defend against and successfully ward-off future lawsuits.
Our office has experience in handling numerous ADA claims:
- Removal of architectural barriers
- Parking lots, areas, and affiliated signage
- Accessibility of public facilities and common areas
- Service animals and access
- Wheelchair lifts, widths, and accommodations
- Sidewalk grades and public thoroughfare accessibility