Type of action: Personal injury, dog bite attack
Tried before: Mediation
Date resolved: 7/28/2022
Special damages: $10,000 in medical expenses; $15,000 in lost wages
Verdict or settlement: Settlement
Attorney for plaintiff (and city): Sidney Kirstein, Lynchburg
Description of case: A plumber who was working on outdoor water line was attacked and severely bitten by a dog when the owner failed to restrain his three dogs inside his home while opening the front door to pay the plumber. The dogs had a history of attacking several other visitors. The plumber was out of work for two and a half months, residual scarring to foot and leg.
Plaintiff’s attorney Sidney Kirstein provided case information.