If you have uninsured motorists or personal injury protection insurance coverage then you should definitely call your insurance agent. You might also consider calling a products liability attorney to take a look at the vehicle, if the vehicle is still available. Other than that you should call an attorney to at the minimum and get some advice on what other options are available to you.
If this case happened in Texas then the statute of limitations is two years from the date of occurrence. You should determine the exact date of injury and contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. If it is not too late you have then have them file a lawsuit to preserve your claim.
As usual your child's health should be of first priority. The owner of the dog or even the store can have some negligent exposure for the dog. Typically, they dogs have to have some sort of history of behavior problems but it isn't always necessary to prove up a case. My office has handled several of these type of cases, but you for sure should consult with an attorney before talking to the store or the owner of the dog.
The short answer is, yes, you may be able to collect for your damages such as medical bills. Some investigation need to be done regarding property ownership and insurance coverage. You should contact a personal injury attorney discuss issues such as these and others.
Very sorry for you loss. You need to meet with an attorney as soon as possible to determine when your Statute of Limitations will expire.
A proper investigation needs to be done to determine what other factors may be at play. Whether is was a commercial pool, at a apartment complex or a private pool? Was the equipment working properly? Is all of the equipment up to state, city and county code? There are a lot of questions here and you have not provided enough information. Contact an...
Yes you can, and if you get a judgment you can forward it to the Department of Public Safety and they can withhold the renewal of his drivers license until he satisfies the judgment.
Also, if you have full coverage on your vehicle then you can have your own insurance company fix your car and have them go after his personally which is much easier process on for you.
Hopefully you got the vehicle plate number and a name and call the police and report the accident as soon as possible and give them all them information you have. I would treat it as a hit and run if I was you.