@Terrificli -- Even if there is a criminal statute that holds people liable if they have dogs that bite people in your area, relying on the criminal justice system to get any cash may be a problem.
That is because victim restitution awarded in a criminal case usually isn't just a whole lot of money. If you really want some cash, file a civil suit against the dog owner.
Of course, a criminal conviction against that dog owner might help your case as it establishes without question that he or she is liable and that will make it easier to force the dog owner to settle or get a jury to see things your way. So, a criminal conviction can help you but I wouldn't rely on victim restitution to get that "I want to retire right now" money.