ADA Defense

The Americans with Disabilities Act requires that places of public accommodation be accessible to all members of the public, including those with disabilities. When businesses are not in compliance with state and federal ADA laws, they can be sued. Statutory penalties attach to any violation of the ADA. The law as to what constitutes a barrier to accessibility is in constant flux.

Over the years, some attorneys have developed a practice of targeting certain kinds of businesses for alleged ADA violations. Many small businesses have simply gone out of business as a direct result of ADA claims being made against them.

This is where we come in.

Attorneys at Rheinheimer + Smigliani have been defending ADA cases since the law was enacted. We have defended automobile dealerships, auto repair shops, home improvement stores, restaurants, service stations, florists – really all kinds of businesses, big and small. We know the advocacy groups and usually the plaintiffs involved in this kind of litigation. We know how to work with you to make sure your business is certified ADA compliant going forward so that you will not be a target in the future.

We can put you in touch with some of the best CASp inspectors in the state to make recommendations about cost-effective remediation should that be necessary. If you have insurance or indemnity rights, or you might have insurance or indemnity rights related to an ADA claim, we can help you with that too.

If you represent a business that has been targeted for an ADA lawsuit, we can help you. To benefit from our extensive knowledge and resources in this niche area of the law, we encourage you to contact our office at 619.503.1437.