Answered on Mar 03rd, 2017 at 8:49 AM
If you can prove you were bitten by her dog, and not your father's dog, you have a case. The fact that this person crossed the street with her dog and walked toward you AFTER the dogs started barking at each other is very strange, and shows something more than negligence- it seems like the malicious instigation of a dog fight. Keep in mind that since your father's dog broke our of your grip and, apparently, out of your father's yard, if you start a lawsuit, she will likely bring your father into it, and you and he will likely be assigned some degree of fault. From now on your father MUST keep the dog better secured in his yard, and you should NEVER be put in a position of watching a dog you can't control, or breaking up a dog fight- nobody should.