Businesses in the St. Paul and Minneapolis areas have seen a rise in ADA compliance lawsuits, a problem that is “more common in other states but has become enough of a concern in the past two years to prompt action…”, according to the Pioneer Press*.
ADA Compliance lawsuits, nicknamed “drive-by lawsuits”, have been impacting local and small businesses in waves. Goodmanson Construction, a family-owned and operated small business nestled in Roseville, Minnesota, has seen the epidemic leave many businesses lost in the strict Federal and State restrictions.
ADA Compliance: An Overview of ADA Compliant Exterior Accessible Routes
ADA Compliance For Your Business’s Exterior
With this ever-increasing string of ADA compliance lawsuits, all property managers, and business owners should be aware of the rising need to meet both Federal and MN Accessibility Code requirements.
“About 593,700 Minnesotans report any disability, with ambulatory disabilities (difficulty walking, climbing stairs) being most common.”
– Minnesota State Demographic Center Department of Administration, 2015 American Community Survey
All places that are open to the public, including universities, brick-and-mortar stores, restaurants, golf courses, and similar properties need to be ADA compliant. As the premier concrete contractor for both Minneapolis and St. Paul, Goodmanson Construction is offering a free, on-site consultation of your property or properties.
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*Cooney, Tory. “New Minnesota Law targets what critics are calling ‘excessive’ ADA lawsuits.” Pioneer Press [St. Paul] 30 May 2016: Twin Cities Pioneer Press. Web. 5 July 2016.