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Winery ADA Compliance

CASp Inspection & ADA Compliance Services for California Wineries

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Getting Your Winery ADA Compliant Can Save You Thousands

Operating a Winery and Tasting Room at a winery in California is required to be ADA compliant, with specifications for countertop height, bathroom accessibility, and parking lot, which can have some difficulties on the winery property. Winery ADA compliance can be simple but often overlooked until they are hit with a lawsuit. With more than 3,000 Wineries and more opening every year, getting hit with a drive-by lawsuit in California is more and more likely, and becoming more of a target for ADA plaintiffs. Many wineries provide eating facilities, room rentals, and more, and all of these additional services add to the complexity of ADA requirements. One of our CASp inspectors can get your business inspected to ensure your winery is compliant and protected from costly ADA lawsuits.

Most business owners do not know that even if your Winery is compliant with the 1991 ADA Standards, it is most likely not in compliance with the latest California Building Code. Obtaining inspection from a low-quality inspector could lead to unnecessary upgrades and wasted money.

By obtaining the ACCESS INSPECTED certificate from one of our Certified Access Specialists (CASp), you will gain Qualified Defendant status. This status grants you protections from certain legal fees, extends time constraints, gets an early evaluation, reduces overall costs, creates additional steps for the plaintiff, discourages unnecessary lawsuits and more.

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ADA Requirements & Lawsuit Risks:

Wineries across California and the U.S. have ADA requirements that leave them vulnerable to costly lawsuits, starting from the parking lot to the bathroom. In the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a business or Public Accommodation for newly constructed buildings must be accessible. For existing buildings, and all barriers must be removed if it is readily achievable. A business can defend the ADA claim if it shows that removing the barriers is not readily achievable; however, the reality for many businesses is that most barriers can be removed for a minimal cost. ADA plaintiffs typically specialize in these types of lawsuits and know the difficulty many businesses face to get the case dismissed. If a company is sued in an ADA lawsuit, it can either settle or defend; if you defend, there will be a rigorous investigation of the many factors initiated in the lawsuit. The cost of defending an ADA action is usually high because the cases are fact-intensive that require expert testimony, and the plaintiffs’ attorneys tend to be aggressive. In most ADA cases, they know that attorney fees can be recovered if they prevail; even settling a case to avoid more legal costs can make the business look naive and invite more lawsuits.Do not wait until you are in this predicament.

California Ada

As a business in California, you cannot afford not to be protected from costly ADA lawsuits. California every year has more than half of all cases in the United States, and every year costly lawsuits in California have increased and become more frequent. ADA lawsuits have a $4,000 minimum often per visit and can be as much as $100,000 in some cases. Get in touch with us, and let us help you protect your business.

CALIFORNIA ADA CASES BY YEAR
CALIFORNIA AVERAGED A 33% INCREASE IN ADA CASES YEARLY
2020 ADA LAWSUITS BY STATE
CALIFORNIA HAD 56% OF CASES IN THE UNITED STATES
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JASON JAMES; CASP-479,DSA CLASS 1(4703)
CALIFORNIA COMMERCIAL BUILDING INSPECTOR
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