Your company has just been sued for violating the ADA
Don’t panic. We know all the pressure points! You’re in good hands with Schapiro Law Group.
Our firm has defended and prosecuted over 1,600 ADA lawsuits in federal court across the country. That’s right, we also file ADA cases on the Plaintiff side. Our extensive experience gives our firm the edge against other ADA defense firms.
Whether you are a property owner sued over wheelchair access, a business sued for an inaccessible website, a doctor’s office sued for not providing a sign language interpreter, or an employer sued by an employee over alleged disability discrimination… Schapiro Law Group has the experience and the ability to resolve this lawsuit to minimize your financial exposure and do it as quickly as possible so you can focus on what you do best, your business.
OUR DEFENSE STRATEGY
The first step in defending an ADA lawsuit is to conduct a proper investigation. We will provide a list of ADA experts that can professionally evaluate your property, business, web site or operation to determine what, if any, ADA regulations may have been violated.
One way to resolve an ADA lawsuit is to bring the issue into full compliance as quickly as possible. Depending upon the alleged violations and other factors, we may be able to “moot out” the lawsuit and potentially avoid paying the plaintiff any attorney’s fees and costs.
Finally, we keep your bottom-line in mind by attempting to resolve these cases quickly and for as little money as possible. Our firm will resolve the ADA lawsuit filed against you quickly, as inexpensively as possible and in a manner that will not interrupt your business.
The Americans with Disabilities Act requires property owners, lessees, and operators of properties to make their public accommodations accessible.
The extent to which the property is required to be accessible depends on a number of factors including the year in which the property was built, the financial resources of the property owner or lessee, whether it is technically feasible to do so and whether policies and procedures can be altered to accommodate disabled individuals.
Schapiro Law Group has defended and prosected well over a thousand of such cases and through the years we have developed strategies to assist businesses and property owners to successfully mitigate the expense of ADA lawsuits and favorably conclude an ADA lawsuit. This may also include potentially “mooting out” the Plaintiff’s ADA lawsuit by fixing all the alleged barriers to access identified in Plaintiff’s lawsuit.
Getting sued over ada compliance?
Schapiro Law Group has the experience and the ability to resolve this lawsuit to minimize your financial exposure as quickly as possible so you can focus on what you do best, your business.
The ADA requires places of public accommodations (your business) not discriminate against individuals with disabilities so they cannot adequately access the services, facilities or accommodations offered by your business.
Ensure your business is accessible to visually impaired and compliant. This includes your website! Often times, the visually impaired utilize screen reading software to “read” websites, but only those websites using Version 2.0 of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (the most common standard) are typically “readable” to the most popular screen reader software. When a business utilizes a website that is not compatible, often times an ADA lawsuit is filed against the business in order compel the business to modify the website so it is compatible. In addition, the plaintiff’s attorney will be seeking recovery of their attorney’s fees and costs.
The ADA requires hotels and other places of lodging to provide individuals with disabilities access to their services, facilities or accommodations offered by their business. They are required to:
- Ensure individuals with disabilities can make reservations for accessible guest rooms during the same hours and same manner as non-accessible rooms.
- The reservation service is required to identify and describe the accessible features in the hotel and guest rooms with enough detail to reasonably permit disabled individuals to determine whether the hotel meets their particular needs.
- Ensure accessible guest rooms remain available until all other guest rooms have been rented.
- Ensure the reservation system reserves the accessible room for disabled individuals, and once reserved, that room cannot be reserved by anyone else.
Many of these same requirements are applicable to businesses that sell tickets for a single event or series of events such as concerts, festivals and other venues.
If your hotel or venue has been sued under the ADA for failure to provide such online reservation systems, contact Schapiro Law Group and personally speak with Douglas Schapiro so we can defend against the lawsuit, ensure accessibility and mitigate your financial exposure.
ARE YOU COMPLIANT?
We have the experience to minimize your financial exposure as quickly as possible so you can focus on our business.
Sign Language Interpreter & Auxiliary Aids
The ADA requires businesses communicate effectively with individuals with disabilities.
Individuals who have vision, hearing, or speech disabilities use different ways to communicate. For example, people who are blind may give and receive information audibly rather than in writing and people who are deaf may give and receive information through writing or sign language rather than through speech.
The goal is to ensure that communication with people with these disabilities is equally effective as communication with people without disabilities. There are various ways businesses are required to provide effective communication including providing sign language interpreters, assistive listening devices, closed-captioning, providing a qualified note-taker, and many more.
ADA LAWSUIT REPRESENTATION
Schapiro Law Group represents both Defendants and Plaintiffs in ADA lawsuits but that is an advantage to you. Contact us today for a free phone or Zoom consultation.
The ADA prohibits employers and employment agencies from discriminating against qualified disabled individuals in the job application process and in the work place.
The ADA prohibits private employers and employment agencies from discriminating against qualified disabled individuals in the job application process, hiring, firing, advancement, compensation, job training and other conditions of employment due to the particular individual’s disability. Only those businesses with 15 or more employees are covered by this requirement.
Businesses may be required to make reasonable accommodations such as installing a ramp, providing sign language interpreters, provide training manuals in braille or audio, or allow additional time off for someone who needs treatment for a disability.
getting sued for violating the ada employment requirements?
Retaining Schapiro Law Group and have a highly experienced team to mitigate your financial exposure and resolve this lawsuit favorably.