So, since proving that the owner was in violation of local dog bite laws can be important to bring a successful dog bite claim, let’s take a look at the ordinances in Fayette County:

  • At large – Fayette County Ordinance Sec. 4-29 explicitly prohibits dogs from running around the streets or on another person’s property unattended.
  • On property – Sec. 4-30 requires every dog owner to keep the animal under control at all times while on the owner’s property. “Under control” is defined as “confined by way of fence or other enclosure, restrained by substantial chain or leash, restrained in some other physical manner by a competent person, or is under the control of a competent person who is present with the animal, via voice command, so that the animal does not wander off the real property of the owner.”
  • Off property – Likewise, Sec. 4-31 requires owners to keep their animal under control at all times while off the property.

If you or a loved one recently suffered a dog bite attack, speak to a lawyer to discuss your case, your legal options, liability issues, and your time limits for filing a dog bite claim.

Jason R. Schultz
Helping Georgia area residents with car accident, medical malpractice, and personal injury claims since 1991.
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