5 Quick Summer Getaways from Dallas, GA

  • By lonatilaw2015
  • 30 Jun, 2016
Millions of Americans hit the highway each summer to celebrate holidays, attend family reunions and take relaxing vacations.  Whether you get to take a two week trip or can only find the time to getaway for the weekend, everyone deserves a chance to escape from their everyday schedule.  If you’re in need of a quick […] The post 5 Quick Summer Getaways from Dallas, GA appeared first on Lonati Law Firm, P.C..
Millions of Americans hit the highway each summer to celebrate holidays, attend family reunions and take relaxing vacations.  Whether you get to take a two week trip or can only find the time to getaway for the weekend, everyone deserves a chance to escape from their everyday schedule.  If you’re in need of a quick summer getaway to unwind, have fun and relax here are five weekend trips you can take near Dallas, Georgia.

Rome, GA

Distance from Dallas: 35 miles northwest; 40-55 minute drive
This naturally beautiful and charming city that is Rome, Georgia features some of the most well preserved historic attractions in Georgia.  Tucked away in the foothills of the ancient Appalachian Mountains, Rome gives visitors a taste of true southern hospitality.  Escape to a weekend relaxation while staying at one of Georgia’s best bed and breakfast inns Lake Allatoona Inn . Whether you’re seeking adventure at the DareDevil Ziplines , history & heritage attractions like the Jackson Hill Trail System and Oak Hill & the Martha Berry Museum or if you just want to play a round of golf, Rome, GA offers that and much more.

 Atlanta, GA

Distance from Dallas:32 miles; 45-60 minute drive
Atlanta, is a popular destination that has emerged as an exciting leisure destination for not only Georgians but tourist from across the country.  If you’re looking for a taste of the big city Atlanta is the place to visit. Explore the city’s historic monuments highlighting the Civil War and Civil Rights movement.  Take a trip to the world’s largest aquarium, the Georgia Aquarium, ride a rollercoaster at Six Flags theme park, see an Atlanta Hawks or Braves game to get your sports fix or just explore the city sites.  Atlanta has a fun, electric nightlife as well as a host of nationally known restaurants that will make this one of your favorite close to home getaways.

Chattanooga, TN

Distance from Dallas: 98 miles; 1hr 38 minute drive
Cross state lines and maybe book a room at the Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel . Plan a visit to the Tennessee Aquarium which features an IMAX 3D theater. Enjoy a cruise on the river, visit the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum or relax and have a glass of wine or whiskey at a local winery or distillery.

Birmingham, AL

Distance from Dallas:131 miles; 2hr 5 minute drive
This southern city is the perfect location for a weekend getaway or full two week vacation. Birmingham offers everything from Civil Rights Movement landmarks, musical culture with the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame, Amusement Parks and the Birmingham Zoo just to name a few places. If you’re into fine art, the Birmingham Museum of Art has one of the finest collections in the southeast since being founded in 1951.

Asheville, NC

Distance from Dallas: 220 miles; 4hr 7 minute drive
Craft beer, farm-to-table restaurants and outdoor recreation are just a few things to love about this North Carolina city. Asheville is a city filled with so many natural wonders and architectural treasures that you’ll want to make sure you have storage space on your camera. Take an extreme adventure trip of white water rafting at USA Raft , do some ziplining or jump on a mountain bike at the Adventure Center of Asheville . If a relaxing vibe is more of what you’re looking for, enjoy a Gray Line Trolley Tour or visit the Salt Spa of Asheville . There’s plenty to do around Asheville, NC no matter what your preferences are.
The next time you’re in need of a quick getaway trip, gas up the car, pack a bag and head off to one of these five destinations.
By PatientPoint Launch 29 Sep, 2017

If you've suffered a dog bite or other form of animal attack, you may be missing out on compensation. Up to 2 million people are victims of animal attacks in the United States each year, but not many know that they could have grounds to sue. Here's our guide to what is involved with an injury case due to a dog bite or animal attack and how to find out if you should take legal action.

Once you've had the appropriate medical treatment and ensured you are protected from any diseases that may have been carried by the animal that bit you, it's time to get in touch with a legal expert. It's best to contact someone with knowledge and experience in dealing with injury cases involving animal attacks, as they will be able to advise you on the strength of your case and the actions to take to have the best chance of success. When contacting an attorney, make sure you have all the relevant details. This includes where and when the attack took place, plus the contact details of the animal owner and any witnesses. This will enable them to review the incident and put together a strong case.

Depending on which state the incident took place in, there are different laws regarding who is responsible for the attack. For example, in some states, the owners will be held responsible, even if they didn't know the animal was dangerous. In other states, you'll need to prove that the owner was aware of the animal's "dangerous propensities" or habits.

Additionally, liability can depend on whether there were sufficient warnings about the animal, such as a 'Beware of the Dog' sign. You may need to prove that you were not acting irresponsibly yourself, such as taking unnecessary risks. Another issue to consider is the age of the person who was attacked.

To find out whether you should take legal action regarding an animal bite or attack in Dallas, Georgia, get in touch with the team at Lonati Law.

By PatientPoint Launch 22 Sep, 2017

When someone slips and falls on another's property, it can set forth a chain reaction of events that lead to serious injury, claims of negligence on both sides, and time spent in court. However, many people don't completely understand the  Georgia laws  when it comes to this type of case and may act under assumptions that aren't actually correct. In this blog post, you can find out exactly what the state of Georgia says about the owner's responsibility to maintain a safe premises and the  rights of the person injured .

The Property Owner's Responsibilities

Private property owners have the responsibility to keep their premises free from obvious hazards that could cause injury to visitors. This includes those invited onto the property or those who have prior permission to be there as well as strangers who have a legitimate reason for being there. An example of this last point is if a delivery person leaves a package on your porch when you're not home. You may not have specifically said the individual could come onto the premises, but you would still be potentially  legally liable  if the person were to get hurt in the yard or on the porch. However, if a person is trespassing, the situation is treated differently.

The Injured Party's Rights

In short, if you believe you have been injured due to the negligence of a property owner, you have the right to file a claim and seek compensation for damages including but not limited to lost time from work, medical bills, loss of future work, and pain and suffering.

It's important to remember that cases like these have a  statute of limitations . In Georgia, this means you only have two years to file -- four if you are seeking compensation for damage to personal property -- if you wish to pursue a personal injury claim against the property owner. Keep in mind, this is two years from the date of the incident, not the date you realized you were seriously injured. It's not uncommon -- particularly when the parties know each other -- for the issue to be downplayed and brushed off with a "no problem, I'm fine," only for the victim to realize that the injury was far more serious weeks or months later.

If you or someone you love has been injured as the result of a slip-and-fall accident you believe to be caused by unlawful negligence on the part of the property owner, you need legal counsel. At Lonati Law Firm, we can help you understand the Georgia laws and your options.

By lonatilaw2015 11 Aug, 2017
The unfortunate reality is that people sometimes die as a result of the actions (or inaction) of others. While murder and manslaughter fall into distinct categories, another category is needed to address the civil liabilities an individual accused of wrongful death is responsible for. The following is a brief guide designed to give you insight […] The post What You Need to Know About Wrongful Death Attorneys appeared first on Lonati Law Firm, P.C..
By lonatilaw2015 13 Jul, 2017
When you slip or trip and fall on either an individual’s property or at a business, you might have a slip and fall case. As long as you can show that you were injured during the fall and that it was in some way the fault of the property owner, you have a chance of […] The post Slip and Fall Injuries appeared first on Lonati Law Firm, P.C..
By lonatilaw2015 16 Jun, 2017
If you’ve witnessed or been involved in an accident involving a large truck, you know how terrifying and damaging it can be. Whether the truck driver caused the accident or not, large truck accidents can lead to expensive vehicle repairs, huge medical bills or even the loss of life. If you’ve been involved in a […] The post Large Truck Accident Injuries appeared first on Lonati Law Firm, P.C..
By lonatilaw2015 10 May, 2017
The invention of the automobile changed the world, but it also led to a new way for people to be seriously injured. With more than 210 million licensed drivers in America, there’s an abundance of opportunity for you to be involved in a car wreck. If you’ve been injured due to another driver’s recklessness, it’s […] The post Personal Injury Law: Auto Accidents appeared first on Lonati Law Firm, P.C..
By lonatilaw2015 07 Apr, 2017
Spring break is a fun time for a road trip, but alongside the freedom of the open road lurks the threat of an auto accident. If you or your loved one has been injured in a road traffic accident during spring break, Lonati Law Firm in Dallas, GA offers the following steps to deal with […] The post What to Do If You or Your Loved One Is Involved in an Auto Accident During Spring Break appeared first on Lonati Law Firm, P.C..
By lonatilaw2015 31 Mar, 2017
An estimated 12 pedestrians die every day after being struck by a car, and countless more are injured. Don’t take chances: Follow these five simple tips to stay safe. 1) Walk on the Sidewalk or Facing Traffic Sidewalks are designed for pedestrian use. Unless you have a reason to stay off the sidewalk (such as […] The post 5 Ways to Stay Safe as a Pedestrian appeared first on Lonati Law Firm, P.C..
By lonatilaw2015 20 Feb, 2017
Many drivers make the unfortunate decision to get behind the wheel of a car after they have been drinking. Sometimes, it has catastrophic results. Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) offers this statistic: 9.9 million people reported driving under the influence of illicit drugs in 2013.  It is tragic for both the driver and the victim […] The post What’s Next? Knowing the Law and What to Do If You are the Victim of a DUI Accident appeared first on Lonati Law Firm, P.C..
By lonatilaw2015 23 Jan, 2017
  According to the Occupation Safety and Health Administration, employers must provide employees a healthy and safe place to work, and most often they do. Even so, people do get hurt at work sometimes. Because of this, every state has a workers’ compensation system in place to help employees. In Georgia, employers that regularly employ […] The post Don’t Wait! 5 Key Steps to Take After a Work-Related Injury appeared first on Lonati Law Firm, P.C..
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