ACCESS IS YOUR
CIVIL RIGHT

For the past decade, Carlson Lynch has been the go-to counsel for plaintiffs in a substantial number of civil rights cases on behalf of individuals living with disabilities under federal and state accessibility laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Carlson Lynch seeks to leverage patterns of misconduct that occur within a given industry or business category to increase accessibility on as broad a scale as possible.

These cases have been prosecuted in federal courts throughout the country. The firm has overcome motions to dismiss in more than 30 cases on behalf of individuals living with mobility disabilities. Classes have been certified routinely in these cases. A substantial number of the cases have been settled, and in all of those cases the defendants have agreed to equitable relief calculated to guarantee increased accessibility. Through these litigation efforts, Carlson Lynch, on behalf of its dedicated clients, has markedly increased accessibility for the disabled community across a myriad of industries and businesses nationwide.

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Carlson Lynch LLP represents mobility-disabled Americans in accessibility litigations in federal courts across the country. The firm currently is involved in active litigation on behalf of individuals living with mobility disabilities against large corporations such as Autozone, Casey’s, Speedway, Aldi, U-Haul and UBER to name just a few. If you or a loved one has encountered any barrier which has made it difficult to access a building, health care facility, public transportation, ride-sharing services, parking lot, sidewalk and/or recreation facility, contact us to discuss how we can help.

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Transportation Services

Transportation services that are offered to the public must be accessible to individuals with different categories of disabilities. For example, if a hotel offers shuttle services to its guests, the shuttles must be accessible to individuals who use wheelchairs and/or scooters for mobility. If the hotel’s shuttles are not accessible, the hotel must ensure that accessible transportation is offered through a qualified third party. Similarly, Carlson Lynch believes that app-based transportation services like Uber and Lyft must include an adequate number of accessible transportation options. If you have encountered any issues regarding the accessibility of any type of transportation service, contact us to discuss how we can help.

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Transportation Services

Transportation services that are offered to the public must be accessible to individuals with different categories of disabilities. For example, if a hotel offers shuttle services to its guests, the shuttles must be accessible to individuals who use wheelchairs and/or scooters for mobility. If the hotel’s shuttles are not accessible, the hotel must ensure that accessible transportation is offered through a qualified third party. Similarly, Carlson Lynch believes that app-based transportation services like Uber and Lyft must include an adequate number of accessible transportation options. If you have encountered any issues regarding the accessibility of any type of transportation service, contact us to discuss how we can help.

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Websites

Evolving technology presents an unprecedented opportunity for disabled individuals to participate in commerce and services, so long as the technology is accessible. Online platforms are prominent in this context. Unfortunately, it is common for websites to be inaccessible to individuals with disabilities. Carlson Lynch has been at the forefront of enforcing accessibility laws in this context. If you are blind or have a vision impairment, or have other categories of disabilities, and you have encountered accessibility barriers while using a website, contact us to see how we can help.

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Mobile Apps

As technology evolves it presents an unprecedented opportunity for disabled individuals to participate in commerce and services, as long as the technology is accessible. Unfortunately, it is common for mobile apps to be inaccessible to individuals with disabilities. Carlson Lynch has been at the forefront of enforcing accessibility laws in this context. If you are blind or have a vision impairment, or have other categories of disabilities, and you have encountered accessibility barriers while using a mobile app, contact us to see how we can help.

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Mobile Apps

As technology evolves it presents an unprecedented opportunity for disabled individuals to participate in commerce and services, as long as the technology is accessible. Unfortunately, it is common for mobile apps to be inaccessible to individuals with disabilities. Carlson Lynch has been at the forefront of enforcing accessibility laws in this context. If you are blind or have a vision impairment, or have other categories of disabilities, and you have encountered accessibility barriers while using a mobile app, contact us to see how we can help.

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Healthcare Barriers

Carlson Lynch is currently investigating barriers to health care at medical facilities in Western Pennsylvania and throughout the country. If you have a disability and have experienced any of the following barriers at hospitals, clinics or other medical facilities, we want to speak with you: The exam room is too small to maneuver a wheelchair; You were examined while you were still in your wheelchair; The exam table was so high that it was difficult to transfer from your wheelchair to the table; The waiting room was so crowded with furniture that it was difficult to maneuver your wheelchair; The MRI machines, X-ray machines, or other medical equipment was not accessible; There were no accessible weight scales; There were no American Sign Language interpreters; Any other barrier that blocked your access to healthcare in any way. To share your experiences, please contact us.

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Accessible Parks & Recreation Areas

Parks and recreation areas must be accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you have a disability and have encountered access barriers at a park or recreation area, Carlson Lynch would love to speak with you. Please contact us to see how we can help.

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Accessible Parks & Recreation Areas

Parks and recreation areas must be accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you have a disability and have encountered access barriers at a park or recreation area, Carlson Lynch would love to speak with you. Please contact us to see how we can help.

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Sidewalks & Pedestrian Rights of Way

The law requires that municipal sidewalks and pedestrian rights of way must be accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you use a wheelchair or scooter for mobility, or have any other category of disability, and you have encountered: sidewalks that are in a poor state of repair, sidewalks that do not have curb-cuts, or sidewalks or pedestrian rights of way that have any type of barrier that limits your ability to easily and safely navigate that sidewalk or pedestrian right of way, please contact us to see how we can help.

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Voting Access

Carlson Lynch is investigating barriers to voting such as physically inaccessible polling sites, having to rely on third parties to cast a ballot, and problems with accessible voting machines. If you have a disability and you have encountered a barrier which has impacted your ability to cast a ballot in any way, Carlson Lynch wants to hear your story. Please contact us to see how we can help.

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Voting Access

Carlson Lynch is investigating barriers to voting such as physically inaccessible polling sites, having to rely on third parties to cast a ballot, and problems with accessible voting machines. If you have a disability and you have encountered a barrier which has impacted your ability to cast a ballot in any way, Carlson Lynch wants to hear your story. Please contact us to see how we can help.

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POS Machines & Sales Counters

Check-Out counters and POS payment devices in retail stores must be accessible to individuals who are dependent upon wheelchairs or scooters for mobility. If you are a wheelchair or scooter user, and you have encountered counters and/or POS devices that have been difficult to access because they are too high for you to reach or are otherwise inaccessible, Carlson Lynch would love to speak with you. Please contact us to see how we can help.

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Parking Lots

Parking lots at retail and service establishments must include accessible parking spaces. There must be an accessible path of travel between the accessible parking spaces and the front entrance of the retail store or service establishment. If you are disabled and have encountered inaccessible parking or paths of travel at a retail or service establishment, Carlson Lynch would love to speak with you. Please contact us to see how we can help.

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Parking Lots

Parking lots at retail and service establishments must include accessible parking spaces. There must be an accessible path of travel between the accessible parking spaces and the front entrance of the retail store or service establishment. If you are disabled and have encountered inaccessible parking or paths of travel at a retail or service establishment, Carlson Lynch would love to speak with you. Please contact us to see how we can help.

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If you or a loved one has experienced difficulty in any of the above areas, or if you have experienced accessibility issues in any other context, please contact us using the form below or call us at (412) 322-9243.






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