Serving Bristol, RI Residents: We’ll Come to you!
D. Robin Gouveia represents our clients in Bristol, Rhode Island. Attorney Gouveia has been practicing personal injury and social security disability law for over 18 years with d’Oliveira & Associates, and has widespread familiarity and knowledge in these types of legal disputes. Since joining d’Oliveira & Associates, Attorney Gouveia has become a reliable lawyer that her clients trust to get them the monetary award they deserve. She knows not only how to get you the best settlement possible, but how to get it for you quickly.
Injured In a Car Accident? We Can Help!
Attorney Gouveia and the staff at d’Oliveira & Associates have settled countless car accident claims in Rhode Island. If you are involved in a car accident, you may be entitled to receive compensation to pay for your medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering and other losses. Our law firm charges a typical 1/3 fee, and will only take a payment if we successfully obtain a settlement or award for you. As always, the right lawyer should not cost you more, they should get you more! Learn more.
Injured While Riding a Motorcycle in Bristol? Let Us Know!
The resulting case after being injured in a motorcycle accident in Bristol can be drawn-out and trying because insurance company claims adjusters will make an effort to demonstrate that the motorcyclist is responsible for causing the accident. These cases can be a challenge, which is why you should have an experienced RI personal injury lawyer to help you. Learn more.
Injured During a Slip and Fall? We Will Assist!
Insurance companies will try to deny or lessen settlement offers during the course of a slip and fall case. Slip and fall accidents usually occur because of a defect or unsafe condition on the property, such as torn flooring or icy conditions. Insurance companies will try to show that the injured was at fault for not being observant of a dangerous condition. Our team has successfully handled many slip and fall cases and will not charge you without getting you the settlement you deserve. Learn more.
Injured From a Dog Bite? Don’t Wait!
Attorney Gouveia has successfully obtained settlements for people injured by a dog bite in Bristol and bordering neighborhoods. Normally, when a dog bite happens on the owner’s property, their homeowner’s insurance coverage will compensate those who are bitten for their medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering and other losses. Our firm charges the typical 1/3 fee and will only accept payment if we get you a settlement or award. Learn more.
Injured While Working? We Can Get Your Workers’ Compensation!
The purpose of workers’ compensation is to benefit employees injured at work who will receive payments for their injuries and medical expenses, among other losses. This is normally given to the injured worker by the employer’s insurance company. Still, receiving workers’ compensation benefits are not quickly resolved and may be drawn-out. The rules can be hard to grasp and the procedures taken can be complicated. We work with some of the most experienced and talented workers’ compensation lawyers in Rhode Island. Learn more.
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Things to See and Do in Bristol, Rhode Island
Bristol is a town in the historic county seat of Bristol County, Rhode Island. It’s a deep-water seaport named after Bristol, England. Major industries in Bristol include boat building, marine industries, manufacturing and tourism. The town is situated on a peninsula surrounded by Narragansett and Mount Hope Bays. It is part of the East Bay communities along with Warren and Barrington.
This coastal community has a rich 325-year history and hosts the oldest, continuous July 4 celebration in the U.S. The town has several year-round recreational activities. Its spectacular waterfront provides not only beautiful views, but also water sports. This is one of the few towns that retains its historic Main Street America feel with stately homes, tree-lined streets and old town storefronts.
Attractions and Things to Do in Bristol
Whether you are an adult or child, interested in exploring history or nature, there is something for everyone to do in Bristol. Here are some of the town’s most noteworthy attractions:
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, 101 Ferry Road
This is one of the finest garden estates in New England. It features diverse gardens, specimen trees and a 45-room English-style manor house filled with antiques and artwork that chronicle the rich social history of the lives of one family over the span of more than eight decades. It has 33 acres of lawns, vividly colorful gardens and an impressive collection of flowers from around the world. For more information, visit www.blithewold.org.
Mt. Hope Bridge
The Mt. Hope Bridge as completed in 1920. It was built and owned by the Heffenreffer family, which had plans to build and operate a horse race track across Mt. Hope Bay. The bridge was built in order for residents from Bristol to get to the racetrack. However, the racetrack never came to be because the family ran out of funds by the time the bridge was done being built.
Parks and Bike Paths
- Colt State Park, RI-114: Located directly off Hope Street, this park offers a beautiful walking/biking path as well as wide open fields where locals can be seen relaxing. It also has an ocean view, a walkable rock wall and picnic areas. Admission is free.
- Bristol Town Parks and Recreation, 50 Asylum Road: This is located very close to Colt State Park. It has its own beach, the Bristol Beach. It’s also the only beach in town.
- East Bay Bike Path: This is conveniently attached to Colt State Park. The bike path runs from Bristol to India Point Park in Providence. Traveling along the path offers scenic views and off-road adventures for those who want to get closer to the water or deeper into the surrounding woods.
Herreshoff Marine Museum/America’s Cup Hall of Fame, 1 Burnside Street
This museum is dedicated to the work of the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company and the America’s Cup competition. The museum celebrates excellence in design, innovation, education and technology and is widely considered one of the nation’s most important historic maritime treasures. Information: www.herreshoff.org.
The Bristol Art Museum, 10 Wardwell Street
The Bristol Art Museum offers a variety of art exhibits each year in its new home, a renovated 1860s carriage house on the grounds of the historic Linden Place mansion. The museum features three galleries, five artist studios and a multi-purpose room for classes and lectures. The museum also offers year-round exhibits for local and emerging artists. For more information, visit www.bristolartmuseum.org.
Linden Place Museum, 500 Hope Street
Linden Place is considered the crown jewel of Bristol’s historic waterfront district. Visitors can explore the magnificent estate, Bristol’s “Great House” where generations of seafarers entertained presidents and politicos. This is also a popular venue for weddings. Information: www.lindenplace.org.
The Audubon Society of Rhode Island Environmental Education Center, 1401 Hope Street
This center is a destination of discovery for nature enthusiasts of all ages. It offers winding trails, guided programs, aquarium and natural history exhibits that are available year-round. You could visit the Nature Shop for field guides, birdfeeders and unique gift items. Information: www.asri.org.
Mount Hope Farm, 250 Metacom Avenue
Mount Hope Farm is popularly known as the Grand Lady of Bristol. It features the 1745 Governor Bradford House and two unique venues for weddings and events. It also houses a Bed and Breakfast with 11 period style guest rooms, a year-round farmers market and 127 acres of preserved open space and hiking trails. Information: www.mounthopefarm.com.
Bristol Train of Artillery, 135 State Street
The Bristol Train of Artillery was established in 1776. It is a museum with rare specimens of military weapons and artifacts, shoulder arms, sabers, documents and other memorabilia.
Boating in Bristol
Bristol is a great place to enjoy the beauty of Narragansett Bay and Mount Hope Bay. Boating, kayaking and other water sports are popular activities along the Bristol coast. The harbor houses about 800 moorings and several docks. Equipment rentals are available at a few locations around town.
This is a great place to visit any time of the year. It’s only a 25-minute ferry ride from Bristol. You could rent a bike or car to get around the island. Prudence Island is home to the Narragansett Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, a great place to get a tour of the island and learn about its history. The island offers breathtaking views of Narragansett Bay, Mt. Hope Bridge and an abundance of wildlife.
Fourth of July Parade and Festivities
Bristol’s July 4 parade has been running continuously since 1785. The parade begins at the corner of Chestnut and Hope streets and ends at High Street. Bristolians are patriotic bunch. Homes are decorated in red, white and blue during July 4. The day ends with fireworks at the waterfront. Information: www.july4thbristolri.com.