Impact General can now provide protection for all California businesses from Predatory American Disabilities Act lawsuits. All California businesses that are open to the public are required to be access compliant; specifically comply with both the 1990/2010 Federal ADA and the current 2010 CA Title 24/CBC “Access” regulations.
A Disability Access Inspection Certificate gives certain legal rights and time frame remedies for any ADA access issues. In addition to promoting compliance with disabled access regulations in places of public accommodation, the CASp program was developed in part as a proactive measure to protect property and business owners from unnecessary disabled access-related lawsuits that do not advance the intent of the ADA.
The CASp program applies to properties that have been surveyed by a CASp inspector after January 1, 2009. If a property or business has a CASp survey, it affords the property or business owner enhanced legal benefits if a construction-related accessibility claim is made against that property. The legal benefits include a court granted 90-day stay of the proceedings with respect to the claim and a scheduled early evaluation conference.
A stay is a temporary halting of all litigation which precludes attorneys from engaging in motions or discovery that may inflate attorneys’ fees and final settlements. The early evaluation conference is a court-run mediation between the parties to facilitate negotiations and to expedite settlement.
As required of a CASp inspector, we provide CASp inspections & reports that identify any construction-related accessibility issues, offer recommendations for compliance and provide signed and a dated CASp certificate serving as evidence that a CASp survey has been conducted at the specific property or business.
ADA - Certified Access Specialist program
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