Dog Bite Checklist

print here_____  Report the dog bite incident to the local animal control

_____  Get the local animal control report or local animal control report’s number

_____  Identify the biting dog and determine the dog’s breed and color

_____  Determine the dog’s owner and if possible exchange contact information including home insurance  information

_____  Determine whether the dog’s owner owns or rents where the dog resides

_____  Take photographs of your injuries

_____  Take photographs of the biting dog

_____  Take photographs of where the incident took place

_____  Gather witnesses’ names, addresses, and phone numbers

_____  Do not speak with the dog owner or their insurance company representative regarding the facts of the incident or your injuries

_____  Promptly seek medical attention for any injured incurred due to the incident

_____  Contact a reputable California dog bite attorney