Running a business means that you have a lot on your plate. Your days consist of coming up with new ideas, managing operations, delegating jobs to employees and ensuring the overall success of your company. As a result, you do not want anything to suddenly derail your hard work or bring unnecessary complications to your business.
In particular, you do not want to face potentially frivolous lawsuits that could draw your attention away from important business matters. As a result, you want to take precautions to head off any reason parties could have to make a claim against your business, including claims that your premises do not comply with regulations of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
How can you ensure compliance?
A relatively easy way to make sure that your premises comply with the law is by utilizing a Certified Access Specialist. A CASp is an expert in construction-related accessibility and can inspect your company’s premises for any potential issues. An inspection could include the following actions:
- A survey of the site by a CASp
- Pictures taken of accessibility findings
- Information on how to correct any accessibility issues
- A report and list of accessibility issues
- Discussion with the CASp about the results of the inspection
A CASp could answer any questions you have about accessibility and ADA compliance as well as the outcomes of your inspection. This could benefit your company by providing you with personalized results that apply directly to your case.
How else can an inspection help?
In addition to letting you know if any accessibility issues exist, going through a CASp inspection can offer other benefits to your company. For example, your company would obtain “Qualified Defendant” status, which means that your company would have special legal rights in the event that a lawsuit regarding ADA compliance does come against your company.
Your business is important to you, and you want your focus to remain on furthering your success, without having to contend with unnecessary lawsuits. Of course, in the event that a claim does come against your business regarding ADA violations, you may want to speak with an experienced attorney about your best options for addressing the matter and how your CASp inspection could help protect your company. Guarding your company against frivolous lawsuits by preemptively taking measures could go a long way.