A Pennsylvania woman has filed a proposed class action lawsuit against PNC Bank, N.A. in which she claims the company’s Buck Road branch unlawfully lacks handicap-accessible parking spaces. According to the complaint, the plaintiff has a history of mobility-related impairments and suffers from osteoarthritis, among other ailments, that require her at times to use a wheelchair. The plaintiff’s vehicle is registered as a “handicapped” vehicle in Pennsylvania and bears a license plate noting it as such.
“Because of her condition, [the plaintiff] requires the use of ‘handicap’ parking spaces in order to provide her with sufficient space for access to and from her motor vehicle,” the lawsuit states.
The lawsuit claims the plaintiff was denied full access to PNC Bank’s Buck Road branch due to its lack of Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant parking spaces. Specifically, the complaint says the Buck Road branch parking spaces lack proper signage, are not the ADA-designated size, and that none are designated as “van accessible.”