Many California businesses are threatened with lawsuits because of alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Unfortunately, these threats rarely contain any supporting evidence of an actual denial of access or injury.
Typically, an ADA demand letter will reference a vague “injury” or “injuries” and will state a demand for thousands of dollars to “settle” the case.
While most businesses want to make their facilities open and convenient for all Californians, these threats of legal action do little to advance the cause of disabled Americans. A cottage industry of professional plaintiffs has emerged that bring these claims repeatedly. Political leaders both in Sacramento and in Washington DC have called for reforms of the ADA laws to reign in these actions, but not much is actually being done to rein in the abuse.
Even with new laws, business owners need a lawyer on their side when faced with an ADA lawsuit or legal demand. Not every business owner has the time or expertise needed to resolve these complaints satisfactorily.
My law firm will properly address threatening ADA demand letters and represent you in court if a lawsuit is filed against your business.