Dog Bite | Animal Behavior Expert Witness For Attorneys

Richard H. Polsky, Ph.D. CDBC
Los Angeles, California

“Bringing the science of animal behavior to attorneys”

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Negligence 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.

CA verdict of $247K for plaintiff startled by off-leash dog

Dog owners can liable for the injuries their off-leash dog inflicts onto a person even if the dog remains on the property and even if the dog does not biteRead More

Dog expert testimony in CA dog bite lawsuit | A Case Study

Retaining the services of an animal behaviorist to render dog expert testimony often is a value  in lawsuits involving personal injury caused by canines.  However, attorneys handling the dog biteRead More

Expert opinion about dog bite negligence

Expert opinion about dog bite negligence may be needed in any given lawsuit to determine if liability exists against a defendant.  Allegations of dog bite negligence is probably the mostRead More

Dog Whisperer sued for negligence in California in dog bite attack

Neither myself nor other animal behavior specialists with advanced academic training in animal behavior are big fans of the Dog Whisperer, Cesar Milan. And Milan, despite his total lack of credentials,Read More

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Dog bite negligence: Was the dog properly managed?

In dog bite lawsuits, expert opinion may be needed to determine if the dog owner or  property owner acted in a negligent  fashion.  As such, expert opinion usually focuses onRead More

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