KENNESAW, Georgia. The Americans with Disabilities Act was a landmark law that prohibited the discrimination of Americans with disabilities. Under the law, passed in 1990, it is illegal to discriminate against disabled individuals in places of work, schools, transportation, and public and private establishments that are open to the general public. The law was life-changing for individuals with disabilities who had previously faced challenges getting jobs, accessing schools, and enjoying access to everyday activities and transportation. For individuals who have been recently disabled after a car, truck, or motorcycle accident, the Americans with Disabilities Act guarantees victims the right to equal treatment, and accommodations, when possible,
Yet, according to ProPublica, the government is in the process of changing guidelines that help construction companies, architects, and businesses remain compliant with ADA law. It isn’t yet clear how these changes will impact the lives of individuals with disabilities. Yet, some believe that the new laws are designed to reduce the number of Americans with Disabilities Act lawsuits that are filed.
Yet, lawsuits are often an essential way that the public and Americans with disabilities can protect their rights. For example, according to Nurse.com a family sued a hospital after the hospital failed to provide reasonable accommodations for a deaf mother. According to the lawsuit, the mother was not informed that her son was dying and when she requested accommodations, the hospital was unable to provide a means for her to communicate with doctors and nurses, or with her husband to inform him of what was going on. The family claimed that the daughter was compelled to act as an interpreter for the parents.
When it comes to ADA compliance, know your rights. If you or a loved one has been recently disabled, learn as much as possible about ADA laws and what you can expect. If you believe your rights have been violated, speak up, document the incident, and consider reporting it. You may also have the right to pursue a lawsuit. Sometimes a company or individual’s failure to follow the law when it comes to the Americans with Disabilities Act leads to loss of money or injury.
Amanda Hall Injury Law are personal injury lawyers in Kennesaw, Georgia who work closely with victims and families, helping them seek justice under the law. If you have been recently disabled, we can help you understand what reasonable accommodations you can expect from your workplace. If your place of work fails to accommodate you, you may be entitled to seek damages under the law, in addition to seeking compensation from negligent parties that led to your accident. If you have questions about ADA law or about a personal injury you have suffered, protect your rights.
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