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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Provocation 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.

Standard of care in a California dog bite lawsuit

The standard of care given to a dog is an issue that  occasionally arises in dog bite lawsuits. Basically, this is an issue about the care and management an ownerRead More

Provocation for facial dog bite by border collie?

Provocation for facial dog bites must be considered as a possible explanation in most dog bite injuries inflicted to the face of the child. This opinion is widely held amongRead More

Animal behavior expert witness in California

Animal behavior expert witness, Richard Polsky, Ph.D. provides legal services to attorneys in lawsuits involving personal injury caused by dogs.  Dr. Polsky is available for assignment as a dog biteRead More

Animal behavior expert witness in California

Dog expert witness testimony in Florida on Golden retriever knock-down

Florida dog bite attorneys occasionally need services and opinions of a Florida dog expert witness. Below, I present the fact pattern and results from a dog knock-down lawsuit in whichRead More

Did the victim provoke the dog bite?

Was the dog bite provoked? If this is suspected than a defense of provocation  may be used counter strict owner liability under California’s and Arizona’s dog-bite statutes. In any givenRead More

Pit bulls seized from fighting rings in CA. not necessarily vicious

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

Dog Bite Provocation | Animal Behavior Expert Opinion

An issue of contention in many dog bite lawsuits is whether the plaintiff provoked the dog to attack. For example, the defense might argue comparative fault by the plaintiff becauseRead More

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Animal behavior issues for the Nevada dog bite expert witness

Retaining a Nevada dog bite expert witness may be advantageous for personal injury attorneys if liability in a lawsuit is contested.  A dog bite expert can proffer animal behavior opinions onRead More

Intoxicated Victims & Dog Bite Provocation

Companion dogs  have the ability to accurately read nonverbal social and emotional cues from humans.  This is a trait that has developed as a result of the domestication process, andRead More