Expert opinion about provocation as a defense in dog-bite injury lawsuits has been discussed elsewhere on this website. In the article below, I will summarize a lawsuit that went toRead More
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.
In this post, I discuss the value of expert opinion from an animal behaviorist in dog bite litigation, specifically focusing on the states of Arizona and California. I choose theseRead More
Dogs are sometimes provoked into biting humans. If this is suspected by defense counsel than a defense of provocation defense potentially counter strict owner liability under California’s dog-bite statute, CivilRead More
Any dog in California seized from an illegal fighting ring in California will no longer be considered inherently vicious according to recently enacted legislation. A welcomed new law, California Assembly Bill #1825, was approved andRead More