D. Robin Gouveia is our lawyer who represents our clients in Somerset, Massachusetts. Attorney Gouveia has been working in personal injury law for over 16 years with d’Oliveira & Associates, and has abundant knowledge and expertise in these matters. Since her arrival with our firm, Attorney Gouveia has created a reputation as a lawyer in which her clients trust and rely on. Attorney Gouveia knows not only how to get you a worthy settlement with her previous employment experience as a claims adjuster, but how to quickly get it for you.
Serving Somerset, MA Residents
Injured In a Car Accident in Somerset? Let Us Assist You!
Attorney Gouveia and her team have been able to settle numerous car accident claims in Massachusetts. If you are involved in a car accident, and are injured in Somerset, you may be entitled to compensation, which pays for your medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering and other losses. Our law firm charges the usual 1/3 fee, and will only accept payment if you acquire a settlement or award. Remember, a reputable lawyer should not cost you more, they should get you more! Learn more.
Were You Involved In a Motorcycle Accident in Somerset? Call Us!
Cases involving a motorcycle accident in Somerset can be sophisticated because of insurance company claims adjusters trying to prove that the motorcyclist was either completely or partly responsible for the accident. These cases can be lengthy and complicated, which is why you should have a skilled MA personal injury lawyer on your side. Learn more.
Injured During a Slip and Fall? We Can Help!
Slip and fall cases can be tricky because insurance companies will try denying or reducing settlement offers. Normally, the cause of a slip and fall accident is a hazardous conditions or deficiency on the property. Insurance companies will try to establish that the victim was responsible, for they did not pay attention to a dangerous condition, such as snow or a wet floor. We have successfully handled numerous slip and fall cases, and charge no fee unless we get you compensation you deserve for your injuries. Learn more.
Injured From a Dog Bite? Contact Us Now!
Attorney Gouveia has obtained several settlements for people wounded by a dog bite in Somerset and neighboring areas. Often, when a dog bite happens on a dog owner’s property, their homeowner’s insurance coverage compensates those bitten for their medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering and other losses. Our firm will charge the usual 1/3 fee only if we get you a settlement or award. Learn more.
Injured During Work? We Will Help You Get Workers’ Compensation!
Workers’ Compensation was made for employees that were injured at work to obtain payments for their injuries and costs of rehabilitation. Compensation is given by the employer’s insurance. However, gaining workers’ compensation benefits is not always easy. The rules can be hard to grasp and the process of recovery can be lengthy. We work with some of the most practiced and knowledgeable workers’ compensation lawyers in Massachusetts. Learn more.
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Things to See and Do in and Around Somerset, Massachusetts
Somerset is a town in Bristol County, Massachusetts. Among its notable residents was Clifford Milburn Holland (1883-1924), the chief engineer and namesake of the Holland Tunnel in New York City. The town was named for Somerset Square in Boston, which was, in turn, named for the county of Somerset in England. It was an important shipping point, and after the War of 1812 it was one of America’s chief distribution points. In 1872, it became the site of a major coal port, and in the early 20th century a large cannery existed in the town.
It borders on Mount Hope Bay and Narragansett Bay, and the Taunton River forms its east border. The town is accessed via Interstate 195, which enters the town via the Braga Bridge from Fall River and has an exit at Route 103. It is also connected via the Veterans Memorial Bridge, the fourth bridge to cross the Taunton River between the town and city.
If you’re visiting Somerset, Massachusetts, in the near future, there are a number of things you can do from fishing and hiking to tasting local cuisine and delving into the region’s rich history. Here are some of the fun places to see and spend time at in and around Somerset, Mass.
Somerset Historical Society, 274 High Street
This historical society and museum has interesting details about the farming community that existed in Somerset and information about notable people who lived in the town. Museum hours are Saturdays from 9 a.m. to12 p.m. and Thursday evenings 6 to 8 p.m., by appointment only. The historical society’s flea market is open every third Saturday. Check their website for a calendar of events including visiting speakers, townofsomerset.org/somerset-historical-society
Pierce Beach and Playground, South Street
This town-owned and operated beach on the Taunton River was voted as a “Wild and Scenic” river by Congress. It also has a playground for children featuring its famed “big red slide,” basketball court, walking trails, little league field, volleyball court and a snack bar. There are concerts here during the summer. The beach also has picnic benches and cookout grates as well as lifeguards on duty. Residents of the area pay $5 per day while non-residents pay $8 for the day passes. Dogs are not allowed on the beach or the playground. Visit http://www.townofsomerset.org/playground-recreation/pages/pierce-beach-playground for more information.
Somerset Creamery, two locations on Route 6 and County Street
This family-owned creamery has been operating for almost 80 years since 1937. It prides itself on rich, homemade ice cream made the old-fashioned way. Victor and Mary Spanick founded Somerset Creamery. Their first store was called Creamrich and was located on County Street in Somerset. During World War II, Victor Spanick halted production so he could serve in the war.
But he returned to open a shop in his town called the Milk Can. Housed in a building shaped like a milk bottle, this was a Somerset landmark for years. Somerset Creamery is known for its Cranberry Bog Ice Cream, a unique creation consisting of craisins, walnuts and dark chocolate mixed in a cranberry based ice cream. It also serves waffle cones, sundaes, frappes and floats.
The Somerset Music Department became notable under the leadership of Dr. Robert Perry in the late 1960s, earning the nickname “Musictown.” This was also the time the annual celebration of Musictown in the month of October began. The Musictown celebration includes a Kiddies’ Day (when the kids come march with the marching band), a King and Queen Judging Day, Concert Night, Pops Night, The Musictown Ball, and finally concludes with the Musictown Festival Grand Day. The final day starts with field show presentations by the invited bands and the Somerset “Blue Raider” Marching Band. For more information, visit http://www.somersetmusic.org/
Village Waterfront Park, 274 Main Street
This park has a nice boat ramp, a little playground/swing set, and plenty of room to fish along the water. It also has a picnic pavilion.
Fishing at the Somerset Reservoir Dam
The Somerset Reservoir Dam is great for fishing. You need to check about fishing license purchase, fishing rules and regulations with the Massachusetts Fish and Wildlife Department. Their website is http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dfg/.
Westport Rivers Vineyard and Winery
This 80-acre vineyard and winery is located in nearby Westport. The winery, which opened to the public during the summer of 1991, has earned over 20 gold medals and effusive praise from wine critics worldwide. The winery offers taste and tour trips Monday through Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed Sundays). They offer wines by the glass, beer and tasty bites in a comfortable, relaxed setting. You could taste a minimum of six wines for $10 at their store. Tastings are featured every day from 11 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.westportrivers.com.
A Guide to Somerset’s Restaurants
- Somerset Grille, 3015 County Street: Offers American-style food. Well known for its calamari, steaks and comprehensive breakfast menu.
- China Lake Restaurant, 2732 County Street: Serves Chinese dishes including chicken, seafood, beef and pork. The restaurant also has a small lounge.
- Fiesta Mexican Restaurant, 117 County Street: Mexican food and frozen margaritas served here. It’s also a popular hangout in town and parking could become a little tricky. It’s known for its authentic food and cantina atmosphere.
- Excellent Pizza, 1072 County Street: Every town needs its local pizza place. Local residents eat here. Most of their kids have worked here at one time or the other. This is Somerset’s pizza joint. The owners have owned pizzerias in the area since the 1960s. Excellent Pizza is best known for its Greek-American pizzas, calzones, subs, sandwiches and salads. Visit http://www.excellentpizzasomerset.com
- Sweet As Pie Bake Shop, 1043 County Street: Whips up fruit pies, cream pies and cheesecakes. They also make a variety of meat and vegetarian savory dinner potpies. Visit http://sweetaspie.weebly.com
- The North End Seafood Company, 970 County Street: Serves a variety of seafood from fish and chips, to clams and baked fish. The restaurant is known for its lobster rolls. Visit them on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/North-End-Seafood-Company-137370556290645/