Dog Bite Injury Blog

A blog for attorneys & dog bite victims by animal behavior expert, Richard Polsky, PhD  

BlogThe 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.

 


Animal behavior & assumption of risk involving a St. Bernard

Animal behavior & assumption of risk involving a St. Bernard In dog bite lawsuits the doctrine of assumption of risk may be used to limit the liability of the defendant. The doctrine states that the plaintiff assumes the risk of being bitten if he/she voluntarily exposes themselves to circumstances where there is a risk of...

Do pit bulls possess dangerous behavioral traits?

Do pit bulls possess dangerous behavioral traits? Media accounts about dog maulings by pit bulls have engendered the belief that pit bulls are unique.  As a result, municipalities throughout the world have enacted controversial laws banning pit bulls or imposing restrictions on how pit bulls are kept. Are these laws...