Dog Bite | Animal Behavior Expert Witness For Attorneys

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

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Fatal dog attacks Dog Bite Injury Blog

A blog for attorneys & dog bite victims by animal behavior expert, Richard Polsky, PhD. The dog bite injury blog was created to report current news about injury caused to people as a result of being attacked by a canine. An animal behavior perspective is used. Stories for inclusion have been carefully chosen based on where the incident happened, the breed of dog involved, the nature of the injury, legal implications, and whether a canine fatality occurred.

Dog bite fatalities in California at record levels in 2013

Dog bite fatalities in California are at record high levels through June 2013. Four people have been killed in California because of dog bite injury from January-June 2013.   InRead More

Fatal Dog Attack on Toddler in Magnolia,Texas

More fatal dog attacks occur in Texas than in any other state in the USA. There are a number of reasons to account for the high rate in Texas, someRead More

Expert witness opinion about the high rate of fatal dog attacks in Texas

The number of dog bite fatalities that happen annually in the United States is widely reported on the Internet.   Most websites state that approximately 25-40 people are killed by dogsRead More

Murder charges filed against owner of pit bulls in California dog bite fatality

Dog packs roaming in remote areas pose a serious dog bite threat to people and other animals in communities adjacent to these areas. This is well known by animal controlRead More

Fatal dog bite attack by pack of dogs in Georgia

An integrated group of pit bull type dogs living in a household  may pose the risk of engaging in a fatal dog bite attack to household residents. This is especiallyRead More

Fatal dog bite attack by chained Rottweiler on toddler in Florida

A two-year-old was mauled and killed by a Rottweiler in Jacksonville, Florida in March 2013. According to local news, the Rottweiler was chained to a pole in a neighbor’s frontRead More

Fatal Dog Attack in Canada

Three sled dogs managed to break away from the restraint of being chained and proceeded to maul and kill a four year old boy in the Baffin Islands, Canada, onRead More

South Carolina Fatal Dog Attack: The Danger of Dog Packs

Eighty year-old Carlton Freeman, a bilateral amputee at the knees, was riding his motorized wheelchair on May 8, 2013 when he was brutally attacked and mauled by four pit bullRead More

Four-year-old girl mauled by family dog in Las Cruces,New Mexico

A 4 year-old girl  left unattended in a camping trailer, was bitten severely in the face as her father was busy checking for air in the tires in preparation forRead More

Dog bite mauling in Hertford, NC takes the life of 10-month-old boy

Ten-month-old James Hudson was killed in his home by the family dog on September 9 , 2012 in Hertford, North Carolina. The victim’s grandmother was babysitting this child, and happenedRead More