The Lee Steinberg Law Firm, P.C. is pleased to announce that attorney Eric Steinberg, a partner of the law firm, won an $84,000 verdict in Macomb County on behalf of a DTE Energy employees injured in a dog bite attack.
On November 14, 2013, a jury awarded a Macomb county man $84,000 for injuries he sustained in a November 2011 dog bite attack. Eric Steinberg, together with attorney Todd Stearn, represented a DTE Energy employee who was bit by a dog during a dog bite prevention seminar held for lineman and field workers at the DTE Energy warehouse in Mt. Clemens, Michigan.
Mr. Steinberg and Mr. Stearn argued that Cher Car Kennels, and its two main employees Cheryl Carlson and Lori Webster, were negligent in failing to properly handle their Dutch Shepherd “Rush” during the seminar.
Evidence presented to the jury showed that instead of staying in a designated presentation area, the defendants chose to move their 80-pound dog directly into the crowd of DTE employees. During the presentation, they stopped directly in front of the plaintiff who was seated against a sidewall in the conference room. While hovering only a foot away from the plaintiff, the defendant aggravated her dog, causing it to bite the Plaintiff’s right hand.
Following a period of conservative treatment, the plaintiff had carpal tunnel release surgery and missed about a month of work.
The trial was hard fought, with the defendants and their attorney throwing up anything and everything to hide the facts of what happened to the plaintiff the day he was injured. The defendants denied responsibility to the bitter end, but a jury returned the verdict in a little over three hours. The 8 person jury was unanimous in its verdict.
We are very proud of this verdict and happy our client was able to obtain compensation and justice in a court of law.