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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Strict Liability 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.

Dog expert testimony in CA dog bite lawsuit | A Case Study

Retaining the services of an animal behaviorist to render dog expert testimony often is a value  in lawsuits involving personal injury caused by canines.  However, attorneys handling the dog biteRead More

Dog bite expert opinion on strict liability in California & Arizona

In this post, I discuss the value of expert opinion from the perspective of a dog bite legal expert.  In this post, I specifically focus on the states of ArizonaRead More

Expert opinion about the California dog bite statute

California dog bite law (Civil Code 3342) specifies that a dog owner be held legally liable for damages if  their dog bites and injures another person.  In select cases, expertRead More

Expert opinion on dog bite law in California & Arizona

In this post, I will  discuss the value of using expert opinion from an animal behaviorist in dog bite litigation, specifically focusing on the states of Arizona and California.  Read More

Summary judgment reversed in Nebraska dog bite lawsuit

All fifty American states have well-defined laws which make a dog owner liable for bite injuries inflicted to the plaintiff. Generally, dog bite laws are based on the theories of strictRead More

Few defenses available to counter Iowa dog bite statute

  An animal behavior perspective may be of limited use when strict liability statutes are employed in dog bite lawsuits. Statutory strict liability makes an owner strictly liable for victim’sRead More

Dog behavior expert witness opinion in a dog bite lawsuit in Arizona

Dr. Polsky provides analysis of a dog bite lawsuit in Arizona in which he was retained as a dog bite expert.  Expert analysis became necessary because of the uncertainty aboutRead More