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.

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 knock-down injury

Florida dog bite attorneys occasionally need a Florida expert witness on dogs to opine about provocation in dog bite lawsuits. I present an example of a dog bite lawsuit inRead More

Did the victim provoke the dog to bite?

Was the dog bite provoked? If this is suspected than a defense of provocation can be used counter strict owner liability under California’s dog-bite statute. Counsel for the defense shouldRead 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

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