The Americans with Disabilities Act outlines significant fines and penalties for businesses and facilities which are not compliant. The following information sheds light on some of the little-known costs and penalties for ADA non-compliance.
Penalties can be imposed on non-compliant businesses on the federal and individual level. Federal lawsuits will typically generate court orders requiring compliance in a specific number of days. Individuals may seek legal fees, compensatory damages, and more.
Drive-By ADA Lawsuits
These lawsuits can be brought forward by individuals or groups in a single or multiple filing under ADA Title III. The threat of a lawsuit can also be used to obtain a sizable settlement.
Personal Injury Lawsuits
Non-compliance increases a business’s vulnerability to personal injury lawsuits by disabled persons who become injured on a business’s property. Slips and falls and unsafe surfaces are two of many examples of successful personal injury lawsuits which have yielded millions in damages.
The good news is that your business can avoid the high financial risk of non-compliance with the right ADA equipment. Want more details about the little-known ways your business may be in violation? This infographic from ADA Solutions reveals the many ways your business can be reported.