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.
Absolutely consult with a qualified personal injury attorney and have him review all of the facts of the accident and your damages. Remember insurance companies are not your friends. They are in the business of making money. They do that by not paying claims.
Generally, the answer is yes as many have already suggested. But you should not wait to consult a qualified attorney in Texas who has experience handling trucking cases. As soon as you were involved in this collision the trucking company had their own investigators on the crash site and they began preparing to defend their case against you. You need to have an advocate protecting your rights immediately.
Its possible. There has been some litigation in this area in the last few years. But as usual each case is different and a lot would depend on your damages. I suggest you contact a personal injury attorney to discuss your options.
If you were injured then consult with a personal injury attorney and have them help negotiate the insurance policy issues. You may need to file a lawsuit to flush out the insurance coverage. You should also put your personal insurance coverage on notice. If you have the proper insurance they might can help get your property damage issue resolved.