J. Chad Parker, PLLC

J. Chad Parker, PLLC


Tyler, TXDog Bite Attorney

Dog Bite Attorney in Smith County

We love dogs, but we do not love irresponsible dog owners, and we do not take dog bites lightly. A serious dog bite, even by a small dog, can result in permanent muscle damage and deep tissue scars that require major reconstructive surgery. Unfortunately, children are most commonly subjected to both physical injury and ongoing psychological trauma and emotional distress, particularly if the visible scars are to the face, hands or lower arms. In certain cases, parents who witness the attack on their children can also file claims and recover monetary compensation for their emotional distress. If this has happened to you or your child, you need an experienced attorney to effectively represent your interests. For strong legal representation in your Texas dog bite accident case, contact J. Chad Parker, PLLC today to schedule a free consultation.

Dog Bite Accidents Can Be Complex

Dog bite injury claims in Texas are not as straightforward as they might seem. Texas follows the “one free bite” rule. The courts may not place liability on the pet owner if the dog has no previous record of a bite or attack (some breeds are not given this leeway). When pursuing damages against an owner, it is important to thoroughly investigate the attack to determine whether the dog has bitten anyone in the past or if the owner was negligent  in handling the dog. If the court deems the dog was dangerous to the public, both the owner and his/her dog may face very serious consequences.

Additionally, as stated earlier, children are oftentimes the unfortunate victims of dog bites, frequently from a dog with which they are with familiar. That being said, it is not always easy ti determine whether the dog bit the child due to rough play or another provocation. Many dog owners will protect their dog’s reputation at the expense of a dog bite victim. Therefore, the investigation into a dog bite case must start immediately. Fortunately, the experienced firm of J. Chad Parker, PLLC is there to help you uncover the truth.

Recovering the Compensation You Deserve

A successful personal injury case against the drunk driver may allow you to recover significant compensation. For example, economic burdens may include medical bills, lost wages, and other financial impacts caused by the accident. Noneconomic damages can include compensation for your emotional burdens, such as the loss of enjoyment of life, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and more. Therefore, it is crucial to retain the services of an attorney who can effectively fight for the compensation you deserve. While compensation can never truly reverse the impacts of a serious accident, it can help mitigate some of its crushing financial implications.

Dog Bites and Children

A parent must ensure his or her child’s legal rights are both protected and pursued. In many cases, we can help the child receive the financial compensation needed to cover future expenses as an adult. Which include medical costs and educational needs. Under the right circumstances, an educational trust or annuity nay be appropriate for the child.


Contact a Smith County Dog Bite Attorney

Tyler, Texas dog bite accident attorney J. Chad Parker has the experience to see your dog bite case through to the end. We are committed to obtaining a settlement when it’s possible, and a verdict when it’s necessary to go to trial. Attorney Parker is a Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Specialist. For quality legal representation, contact J. Chad Parker for a free consultation.