Dog Bite | Animal Behavior Expert Witness For Attorneys

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

“Bringing the science of animal behavior to attorneys”


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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 Mauling in South Carolina

The South Carolina Court of Appeals overturned the conviction of Bentley Collins in the dog bite mauling death of a 10-year-old Matthew Davis. In February 2012, Collins was convicted and sentencedRead More

Fatal dog bite attack in Georgia: Missing Boy Found Mauled to Death

Four-year-old, Brayton Carson, reported missing by his mother in the early evening on September 06, 2012, was found dead several hours later in high grass about 90 feet from hisRead More

Georgia dog bite fatality kills 23-year-old college student in DeKalb

Georgia dog bite fatality victim, Rebecca Carey, described as a person with  an extreme devotion to animals, may have been killed by some of the rescue dogs she took intoRead More

Fatal dog attacks on children on swings

Parents with infants need to be particularly careful when leaving their child unsupervised on a swing in the presence of the family dog.  This warning comes as result of  aRead More

Fatal Dog Attacks in the United States

Historically, the number of dog bite fatalities in 2018 were consistent with a number of fatalities that happened in previous years: namely, approximately 25-40 people were fatally killed each year byRead More