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Helping you navigate the bankruptcy process

Financial problems tend to enter the lives of individuals in California and elsewhere. While these issues could be minor and very temporary, other individuals are dealing with major debt that causes them serious financial disruptions. Although bankruptcy is often avoided or used as a last resort measure, it should be known that bankruptcy could provide positive financial outcomes, even giving an individual a fresh financial start.

Those seeking to avoid bankruptcy often do not understand the process. While it could impact a person future, it could provide an individual the opportunity to regain control of their financial life. At Curd Galindo & Smith, LLP, our experienced attorneys understand that debt of any kind can be troublesome. Thus, we are dedicated to helping Long Beach residents navigate their debt relief options.

Maintain and restructure your business through bankruptcy

Even the most successful businesses can go through tough times, and in such instances, bankruptcy may be a necessary option. A proper bankruptcy plan may help companies to eliminate financial strain and regain a solid footing.

There are different types of bankruptcies, and they serve particular purposes. For those business owners looking to maintain and restructure their business, a Chapter 11 bankruptcy may be the way to go.

Understanding what constitutes police misconduct

Encounters with law enforcement are not always easy and straightforward. For some California residents, being approached and questioned by the police is not an easy situation. While law enforcement officers are empowered to protect the laws of the land and protect its citizens, there are some limits to this power. Even if an officer believes they are enforcing the law, some conduct carried out is not only unlawful but also violates the rights of individuals.

Police misconduct is certainly discussed in the media; however, many are misinformed what exactly constitutes police misconduct. While a police officer is generally immune form lawsuits if they properly and lawfully perform their job, this is not the case when there exists willful and unreasonable conduct. However, mere negligence or the failure to exercise due car is not enough to evidence liability.

Pedestrian seriously hurt in hit-and-run in Long Beach

Motorists have many obligations. Even if operating a motor vehicle appears to be a simple and routine task, it is an activity that requires much attention and care. Drivers are obligated to uphold a duty of care. The size and weight of a motor vehicle could deem it a weapon in certain situations, causing serious and even fatal injuries in the event of a crash. Much like a driver is expected to follow the rules of the road while operating a motor vehicle, they are also expected to follow the laws in the event of a car accident. Failure to do so is deemed a hit-and-run, which could result in criminal and civil penalties for a driver.

According to recent reports, authorities in Long Beach responded to a hit-and-run crash involving a pedestrian. Based on preliminary reports, the pedestrian accident occurred on Anaheim street Officers believe the accident happened around 1:40 p.m. near the intersection of Anaheim Street and Oregon Avenue. After colliding with the pedestrians, the driver fled the scene of the accident.

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

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.

Bankruptcy Specialist Jeffrey B. Smith attorney with Curd, Galindo & Smith, LLP Announces New Rates and Fees to Assist In the Filing of a Bankruptcy Petition.

Attorney Jeffrey B. Smith, is a bankruptcy specialist and partner with Curd, Galindo & Smith, LLP, he can help those who are facing foreclosure or subject to judgment and or tax liens.

Helping accident victims protect their rights and achieve goals

Residents in California likely do not think about the chances and possibilities of being harmed in an accident. Even when an individual is put in risky situations on the roadways or in the work environment, no one expects to suddenly suffer grave injuries because of the negligence of another party. However, these unfortunate events do occur, leaving accident victims shocked and confused about their current situation and their future.

The aftermath of a serious accident is often traumatic. Whether it is an automobile crash, work accident, slip-and-fall incident, medical negligence or a defective product, it is possible to overcome the losses and damages suffered by filing a personal injury action. At Curd, Galindo & Smith, LLP, our Long Beach attorneys are dedicated to protecting the rights of injured accident victims, helping them navigate a civil action.

What damages can I get after a car crash?

Car accident victims thinking about pursuing a claim may not always have complete clarity about the type and extent of compensation they may need. This can make them vulnerable to insurers who pressure them to agree to a quick settlement and give up their chance to seek legal redress.

Knowing the general ways in which car crash damages work can give you a clearer picture of your case. You should also seek legal help from a qualified attorney, who can give you specific advice for your situation.

How social media is putting patients in danger

Plastic surgery is a major industry here in California. People of all ages undergo surgery for cosmetic or reconstructive purposes, and there is no shortage of surgeons ready to perform just about any type of procedure.

However, if you are looking for one of these surgeons online through social media sites, you could be putting yourself at risk of serious injury. According to reports, huge numbers of people advertising plastic surgery services or results on sites like Instagram are not who you might expect. 

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