December 22, 2011 – Hackensack, N.J. – The disability advocacy group, the National Alliance for Accessibility has filed a lawsuit against a shopping mall for its failure to comply with federal handicapped accessibility regulations, according to a report on NorthJersey.com.
A disabled patron of the mall suffering from cerebral palsy contacted the group after she found that the handicapped parking spaces weren’t properly marked, the curbs were excessively sloped, and she couldn’t use the bathroom easily while visiting the mall.
The Americans with Disabilities Act, passed in 1990, requires that businesses and public buildings take the necessary measures to ensure that their facilities aren’t only accessible to the disabled community but also safe.
If you’re disabled and aren’t able to access a facility or are injured because the owner of the property failed to follow federal rules you could be able to receive compensation for damages you encounter. A premises liability claim could be filed if a lawyer feels you have sufficient cause and evidence to support your case.
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