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
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.
Vicious dog attacks on people may inspire dog bite attorneys to include a punitive damages claim in their lawsuit in addition to the usual claim for customary compensatory damages and otherRead More
A claim for punitive damages may be included in a dog bite lawsuit where gross negligence is alleged. Often however, the inclusion is opposed by the defense, or it mayRead More