Disability Discrimination Lawyer in Long Beach
When Your Freedom Is Limited by Negligence
Every person is entitled to accommodations for their safety, both in the work place and in the community. Buildings that have failed to update their structures to code can cause problems for disabled persons who are attempting to move about the premises. This is the case for recent cases our firm has represented, in which wheelchairs were not safe or convenient to use on sidewalks, doorways, or buses.
When you can't move freely, it can not only be inconvenient, but dangerous. Hold negligent property owners accountable with a disability discrimination claim. Our Long Beach civil litigation attorney helps businesses understand their responsibilities under the ADA and moves aggressively to enact change on your behalf.
Request a consultation from our experienced team by calling (562) 473-4777.
Who Qualifies for Protection Under the Americans with Disabilities Act?
The ADA puts in several regulations for public spaces that protect individuals whose movements are inhibited by a physical disability. This can include mental, physical, and temporary disabilities. The act was meant to protect individuals whose physical or mental functions are hindered, intending to make the workplace and the public place more accommodating.
These laws state that, within reason, the employer, shop owner, retail space, restaurant, school, and other public place must make accommodations for disabled persons. Exceptions are only made for those accommodations that would be financially impossible or prohibitively expensive.
When am I Justified in Making a Claim?
If you've found yourself in a situation where, due to your disability, you were unable to move safely in a public space, ask our Long Beach disability discrimination attorney to talk you through your options.
Claims can often be made for a variety of circumstances, including:
- Sidewalks that cannot be maneuvered by a wheelchair, requiring the user to move to the street
- Public buses that don't "kneel" for wheelchairs, canes, or crutches
- Doors that are not wide enough for a wheelchair to pass through