Disabilities Discrimination Advice and Representation

With his knowledge, passion and experience, disabilities discrimination attorney Sarkis Jacob Babachanian helps wheelchair-bound people suffering discrimination due to architectural barrier violations under the ADA and Unruh Act.

Serving clients at courts in Glendale, Burbank, Pasadena, Alhambra, Van Nuys,
Los Angeles, San Fernando and throughout Southern California.

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Attorney Sarkis Jacob Babachanian

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defendants claiming ignorance of the law
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advantageous resolutions to claims based on the best interests of the disabilities client.

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clients and society by forcing change in an environment resistant to recognizing the legitimate civil rights and needs of persons with disabilities.

In cases of civil rights violation based on architectural barriers to wheelchair access, look no further. Glendale disabilities discrimination attorney Sarkis Jacob Babachanian is here for you.

Your Trusted Guide and Protector

Glendale disabilities discrimination lawyer Sarkis Jacob Babachanian — Sark — protects people from suffering discrimination based on disabilities by working to assert their rights under the federal Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and California’s Unruh CIvil Rights Act.

If you or a loved one have a disability and have encountered an “architectural barrier” such as no wheelchair ramp, no fully accessible restroom or no accessible parking, you may be entitled to $4,000 in damages plus attorney fees for each eligible accessibility problem you encounter. It is no excuse that a business owner or landlord are ignorant of the law.

Sark realizes that persons with disabilities struggle daily fighting for their civil rights and believes in helping the disabilities community vindicate those rights with the goal of achieving just compensation while affecting positive social change.

Under the ADA and California law, persons with disabilities must have access to all features of a facility open to the public. Examples of what a business owner and landlord need to do include:

  • Providing wheelchair accessible restrooms if restrooms are otherwise offered to the public;
  • Providing wheelchair accessible parking spaces with access aisles;
  • Offering service counters sufficiently low for access by people confined to wheelchairs;
  • Providing mirrors, coat hooks, towel dispensers, etc., accessible to persons in wheelchairs;
  • Providing captioning for people with hearing impairments; and
  • Permitting use of service animals.

Compliance manuals and additional information about the ADA is available here and here.

If you or a loved one have suffered disabilities discrimination, call Sark today for a free consultation to discuss your rights.

What is the Americans with Disabilities Act and what is the ADA's purpose?

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law in 1990. The ADA is the nation's first comprehensive civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, public services, public accommodations, telecommunications and all public and private places open to the general public.

The ADA's overall purpose is to make American Society more accessible to people with disabilities.

What is the Unruh Civil Rights Act?

The Unruh Civil Rights Act is California legislation specifically outlawing discrimination based on sex, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, disability, medical condition, marital status or sexual orientation.

Like its federal cousin, the ADA, the Unruh Act's overall purpose is to make California society safer from certain kinds of discrimination and more accessible to people with disabilities.

Unruh violations carry substantial penalties per violation and provides for payment of a prevailing plaintiff's attorney fees by the defendant.

Why is it important to protect the civil rights of persons with disabilities?

Like sex, race and other forms of discrimination, disabilities discrimination tends to diminish a person's sense of self-worth and therefore cries out for redress and remedies to compensate the injured person while affecting positive social change.