Dog Bite | Animal Behavior Expert Witness For Attorneys

Richard H. Polsky, Ph.D. CDBC
Los Angeles, California

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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 Whisperer sued for negligence in California in dog bite attack

Neither myself nor other animal behavior specialists with advanced academic training in animal behavior are big fans of the Dog Whisperer, Cesar Milan. And Milan, despite his total lack of credentials,Read More

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Dog bite frequency rate increases dramatically in England

  For the most part, dog bite epidemiological statistics are remarkably similar between Western countries, such as United States Canada Australia, England, and Belgium. A large literature has been amassedRead More

$500,000 punitive damage award in Rottweiler dog bite attack in Hawaii

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

Vicious attack by French mastiff on 3 y.o. boy in England

The French mastiff (Dogue De Bordeaux) is a huge dog, typical of all mastiff-type dogs.  Individuals can weigh as much as 175 lbs. and stand about 28 inches at the shoulders.  CoupledRead More

Predation likely motive behind fatal dog attack in Texas

  Previously, I’ve noted the occurrence of fatal dog attacks on young children on swings.This probably happens, in part, because a child on a swing is in motion and this kind ofRead More

Video of police dog attack on innocent bystander

  Most plaintiff attorneys involved in police dog bite lawsuits eventually come to learn about the potentially dangerous nature of police service dogs used for suspect apprehension.  In other postsRead More

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Fatal dog attack in Arkansas by pack of pit bulls

    Most animal behaviorists would probably agree that a pack of dogs pose greater risk to public safety than a single dog, particularly if these dogs were untrained, not neutered,Read 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

Maryland dog bite expert witness | Fatal dog bite

The elderly and the very young are killed by dogs more frequently when compared with other age groups in the United States, according to dog bite expert witness Richard Polsky,Read More

Fatal dog attacks in the USA: Forecast for 2015

Epidemiological studies indicate that about 30-40 people killed by dogs annually United States and that the victims are usually those who possess limited abilities to defend themselves against a powerful,Read More