Below, I report a case in which the controversial Stand-Your-Ground defense was used in the defense of 80-year-old Loyal Babb. Babb intentionally shot and killed his neighbor’s 10-year-old male, neuteredRead 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.
Q. My son, Alexander, is a Staff Sergeant in the US Army. He was deployed in February. A month or so ago his wife informed them that they were gettingRead More
The damage done when a Rottweiler inflicts dog bite injury to a person can be devastating. Given the Rottweiler’s size and strength and the behavioral traits currently selected forRead More
Rottweiler dog bite expert, Richard Polsky, PhD, describes a case in which a jury in Virginia awarded $150K to a veterinary technician as a result of a Rottweiler attack thatRead More
Owners usually take responsibility for the damages to her dog causes to a person. However, apparently this was not the case in a dog bite incident in which a womenRead More
A Rottweiler attack which occurred in 2009 in Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania settled in 2012 for $130,000. The victim was a four-year-old girl. She was bitten in the face, which requiredRead More