Curd, Galindo & Smith, LLP Announces that it Has Filed A Claim for Its Client Against Huntington Beach Police For Injuries He Sustained From a Dog Bite

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Huntington Beach Police K-9 Unit Allegedly Attacks Man While Waiting for an Uber Ride.

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Attorney Alex Galindo with the law offices of Curd, Galindo & Smith, LLP has filed a $2,200,000 tort claim with the City of Huntington Beach Police Department. The tort claim is a precursor to the filing of a lawsuit. Mr. Galindo's client, Ryan Abney age 24 alleges that he was leaving a private house party with a friend at approximately 1:30AM on February 19, 2017 in the City of Huntington Beach.

The Claim states that while Abney and his friend were waiting for a ride home on the sidewalk of Bikini Street a neighbor believed that Abney and his friend were involved in criminal conduct while Abney was standing in the driveway of a vacant home. The claim further states that Huntington Beach Police responded to the neighbor's call and confronted Abney and his friend. The claim filed with the City alleges that without provocation or resistance the police officers released the K-9 on to Abney. Abney was transported to Huntington Beach Hospital and later transferred to UCI Medical Center where Abney underwent surgical repair of his right bicep. Abney alleges in the tort claim that he suffered injuries to his right bicep, lacerations, abrasions and hematoma due to the dog bites to his right arm and groin area.

Abney contends that his medical bills are over $200,000 and that he has not been able to return to work as a security guard.

Mr. Galindo is a founding member of Curd, Galindo & Smith, LLP which is a full service law firm that represents both corporate and professional clients and those who have been seriously injured or have lost a family member due to an accident, defective product, police misconduct or negligence. The law firm has recovered millions of dollars for its thousands of clients since 1995 by winning complex and challenging business disputes, death and injury cases involving police misconduct, traffic collisions, work place injuries and defective products, including defective automobiles, against some of the world's largest companies and governmental agencies.

Mr. Galindo received his business degree from University of Southern California in 1982 and his law degree in 1985 from the University of Oklahoma. Mr. Galindo has been a lawyer and real estate broker for over 25 years. He has won numerous jury verdicts and settlements in the area of personal injury, products liability and civil rights/police misconduct cases. Mr. Galindo is a member of ABOTA which is an organization of attorneys representing both plaintiffs and defendants in civil cases. All of the attorneys who belong to ABOTA have earned great distinction at trial. Mr. Galindo is a member of Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Consumer Attorneys of California, Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles, NPAP (National Police Accountability Project), National Lawyers Guild, National Association of Realtors and California Association of Realtors.

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Alex Galindo
Curd, Galindo & Smith, LLP
since: 02/2011
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