Dog Bite | Animal Behavior Expert Witness For Attorneys

Richard H. Polsky, PhD, CDBC
Los Angeles, California

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Dog Bite News in the USA

Dog bite news state-by-state in the USA. Summaries of the most significant and often tragic stories USA dog bite expertconcerning dog attacks on people, including fatal dog attacks

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Alabama 

  • Four-year-old killed by unrestrained German Shepherd mix in Tallahassee.

 

Alaska

 

Arizona 

  • Several noteworthy stories which include an incident in which a man bit the dog to break up a dog fight,  recent dog bite statistics, and how animal behavior expert opinion applies to dog bite law in Arizona.

Arkansas

  • News about fatal dog attacks involving pit bulls and bull mastiffs and an incident in which an animal shelter lied to about the temperament of a pit bull to during the intake process.

California 

  • Dog bite news from San Diego, Little Rock, San Francisco and Santa Monica.  In addition, find out about why the  high dog bite rate in Southern California news about Cesar Milan, aka the “Dog Whisperer”, troubles with the law.

 

Colorado   

  • Dogs in packs may present a grave danger to people they encounter particularly if they are and large size dog such as the Great Dane.  Read more

 

Connecticut

A vicious attack by a chimp named Travis on a person familiar with the chimp ha clear implication for strict liability laws as it pertains to animals in Connecticut. Read more

Florida  

Dog bite statistics, fatal dog attacks, and large jury verdicts for dog bite injury in Florida.  Read more

Georgia

News about an award for punitive damages in the amount of $36 million along with stories about  several incidences of fatal dog attacks, one involving a pack of unrestrained dogs, in Georgia.

Hawaii

$500,000 for punitive damages was awarded to a dog bite victim attacked by a Rottweiler in Kahala.

Idaho

Illinois

 $1.1 million record settlement for teenager attack by a bull mastiff.

Indiana
Dog bite statistics for the state of Indiana published by State Farm insurance Company for 2012

Iowa

Appellate decision addressing strict liability for dog bites in the state of Iowa.

Kansas  

 

Louisiana

 

Maryland  

 

Michigan

 

Minnesota 

 

Mississippi

 

Missouri  

 

Massachusetts

 

Nebraska  

 

Nevada

 

New Jersey  

 

New Mexico

 

New York

 

North Carolina

 

Ohio

 

Oklahoma

 

Oregon

 

Pennsylvania

Rottweiler attack on four-year-old girl results in $130,000 settlement

 

South Carolina

 

Tennessee

 

Texas

 

Utah

 

Vermont

 

Virginia

Fatal dog attack on 90 y.o lady in Virginia Beach by predatory aggressive pit bull

 

Washington

 

West Virginia

 

Wisconsin

$900,000 settlement reached in dog bite fatality incident in Rockingham County

 

Wyoming