The Son of a Cyclist Who Was Killed While Riding On Spring Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit

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Attorney Alex Galindo of Curd, Galindo & Smith, LLP announces that his client, Bradley Lembke has filed a wrongful death suit against the City of Long Beach.

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"The dangerous condition of public property, as alleged above, was the proximate cause of DECEDENT’S death"

Attorney Alex Galindo of Curd, Galindo & Smith, LLP announces that his client, Bradley Lembke age 19 has filed a wrongful death suit against the City of Long Beach. Court documents indicate that Mr. Lembke alleges in his complaint filed with the Los Angeles Superior Court Case No.: 20STCV00120 that his father, Bryan Lembke, age 39 was killed on November 8, 2018 while riding his bicycle to work on Spring Street near El Dorado Park in the City of Long Beach when he was struck by a vehicle.

In May 2019, Lembke filed a $1.6 million claim against Long Beach, alleging the city was at least partially to blame for the crash. The City of Long Beach denied the claim.

Court documents allege that the crash happened when Bryan Lembke was riding west on Spring Street where it crosses- El Dorado Park. The court documents alleges a blue Honda Accord hit Mr. Lembke after its driver sped from a 605 Freeway off-ramp onto Spring Street. According to the court documents Mr. Lembke was transported to Long Beach Memorial Hospital where he died four days later.

The court documents allege that the City of Long Beach negligently created a dangerous condition of public property by failing to install and maintain a dedicated bike lane along Spring Street . Spring Street is a main access road for El Dorado Regional Park and the I-605 Freeway. The complaint goes on to state: "The dangerous condition of public property, as alleged above, was the proximate cause of DECEDENT’S death".

The court documents state that on November 7, 2018, and before that time, the City of Long Beach negligently and carelessly failed to prevent the creation of a dangerous and defective condition. The court documents allege that the City of Long Beach among other things, failed to adequately take safety measures, failed to install street lights, failed to install a bike lane, failed to provide warning signs and it failed to supervise and monitor Spring Street for speeding vehicles.

The City of Long Beach denies any wrong doing.

The trial is set for July 1, 2021 in the Los Angeles Superior Court.

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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