The ADA is Changing Again, Are You Ready For Another Round of Lawsuits?
Congress has changed the ADA again. Have you previously been sued for Title III violations because your property or business was allegedly inaccessible? Have you been the victim of drive-by litigation filed by professional plaintiffs? Get ready for round two!
Despite having multiple opportunities to fix the inherent problems of attorney fee driven litigation, Congress has yet to solve the problem. The latest fiasco/attempt has resulted in new and additional obligations on the part of property or business owners and still does nothing to stem the tide of these frivolous lawsuits.
Changes to the standards used by governments and Judges, to evaluate ADA accessibility, have been made. Several of these standards now oblige property owners or business owners to make additional changes or face litigation. For small businesses, this is a disaster. Changes made as a result of a prior fee driven lawsuit cannot be used as a defense to a lawsuit claiming violation of new standards. This changed law gives these groups new reasons to file lawsuits against previously sued business owners or property owners.
If you are concerned about these changes and need additional information, call an experienced ADA Defense Lawyer. An experienced ADA Title III defense group can provide you with information and materials necessary to evaluate your business or property. Due to their knowledge and experience they have access to experts who can come in and help you avoid being sued or, worse yet, being sued again. Don't hesitate to call an experienced ADA Defense Lawyer to discuss your specific ADA compliance issue.
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