Are You Selling Property Or Buying A Piece Of Commercial Real Estate?
The ADA Defense Clinic, A Law Firm, time and time again, encounters angry business owners who have recently purchased commercial real estate, only to find themselves quickly involved in ADA discrimination lawsuits.
Non-profit groups representing the rights of the disabled bring the litigation. In many of these suites, called boilerplate or drive-by lawsuits, the Plaintiff never actually enters the facility, but sees enough violations from their car to initiate litigation. They claim that, as a result of the facility being in violation, they could not enter or properly patronize the facility and therefore the facility and its owner discriminated against them. The law says this does constitute discrimination.
Get Your Own ADA Inspection Before You Buy
For the new buyer, the most successful defense is to conduct their own ADA inspection of the facility and hire a general contractor to fix the violations fast. The non-profit groups want their attorneys’ fees and costs paid – that is the game. If the judge has to order the defendant to conduct the modifications, the plaintiffs will be declared the “prevailing party,” thus be entitled to attorney’s fees and costs. The worst part is that most insurance policies don’t cover the cost of complying with ADA modifications as a result of a federal ADA discrimination lawsuit.
The ADA Defense Clinic, A Law Firm will work for you to defend the case and thwart the plaintiff attorney’s “shake-down.” Our Team will not only conduct a thorough inspection and prepare a detailed report for you, the business or property owner, but will also vigorously defend your case and prevent the plaintiff attorney from taking advantage of you.
Contact The ADA Defense Clinic, A Law Firm
Contact us today! Don’t pay out massive sums of money only to be served with a complaint by other, or oftentimes the same, plaintiffs in the future!
The fees and costs can reach into the ten thousands. Every month there are over one hundred of ADA lawsuits filed against South Florida’s commercial real-estate property owners.
In order to protect the buyer, broker and all other parties involved in a commercial real estate closing it is becoming increasingly apparent that an updated ADA inspection of the property must be incorporated. This is as important as title insurance or title search.
Upset clients are now looking at potential litigation against their brokers, agents and attorneys that let them buy commercial properties without the ADA issues being addressed prior to closing. Spare yourself the agony and contact The ADA Defense Clinic, a Law Firm today.
Our goal is to meet with you for a free consultation to discuss the benefits of hiring The ADA Defense Clinic, A Law Firm to meet all of your ADA legal representation needs and ADA compliance needs.
Due to the large number of ADA suits locally and nationally, ADA inspections of commercial properties are becoming standard, just as title insurance and title searches. You really should become ADA compliant voluntarily before you are sued by an ADA Plaintiff, the timing of which will likely be truly inconvenient for you. Become ADA compliant on your own terms and with your own timing. Call The ADA Defense Clinic, A Law Firm now to schedule a free consultation. You will be glad you did.