D. Robin Gouveia is our attorney, who represents clients in Somerset, Massachusetts. Attorney Gouveia has been working in personal injury law for over 25 years with d’Oliveira & Associates and has a wide range of knowledge and expertise in these matters. Since her arrival with our firm, Attorney Gouveia has made a reputation as a lawyer in which her clients trust and rely on. She has over 100 five (5) star online reviews that are a testament to how much she cares for her clients. Attorney Gouveia is very knowledgeable on how to get you a worthy settlement, due to her previous employment experience as a claims adjuster and in a timely manner.

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Injured In a Car Accident in Somerset, MA?

somerset car accident lawyerAttorney Gouveia and her team have been able to settle many car accident claims in Massachusetts. If you are injured in a car accident that happened in Somerset, you may be entitled to compensation, which pays for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and other losses. Our law firm charges the industry standard of 1/3 fee, and will only accept payment if you obtain a settlement or award. Remember, a reputable lawyer should not cost you more, they should get you more! Learn more.

Were You Injured In a Motorcycle Accident in Somerset, MA?

somerset ma motorcycle accident lawyerCases involving a motorcycle accident in Somerset can be tricky because the insurance company’s claims adjusters try to prove that the motorcyclist was either completely or partly responsible for the accident. These cases can be extensive and complex. It is for this reason that you should hire a skilled Massachusetts personal injury lawyer on your side. d’Oliveira and Associates has this skill to help navigate you through this legal process. Learn more.

Injured During a Slip and Fall in Somerset, MA?

somerset slip and fall lawyerSlip and fall cases can be sophisticated because insurance companies will try to deny or reduce your settlement. Typically, the cause of a slip and fall accident is a dangerous condition or deficiency on the property. Insurance companies will try to say that the victim was responsible. They will try to state that the injured party 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 will not charge a fee unless we get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Learn more.

Injured From a Dog Bite in Somerset, MA?

somerset dog bite lawyerAttorney Gouveia has acquired several settlements for people injured by a dog bite in Somerset and neighboring areas. Often, when a dog bite happens on the owner’s property, their homeowner’s insurance coverage compensates those bitten for their medical expenses, lost earnings, pain and suffering and other losses. Our firm will charge the usual 1/3 fee, but only if we get you a settlement or award. Learn more.

Injured During Work? We Can Help You Get Workers’ Compensation!

somerset workers' compensation lawyerWorkers’ Compensation was designed for employees that were injured at work and need to obtain payments for their injuries and costs of rehabilitation. Compensation for these on-the-job injuries is provided through the employer’s insurance. Unfortunately, gaining workers’ compensation benefits is not always an easy task. The rules can be hard to comprehend and the process of recovery can be daunting. We work with some of the most practiced and knowledgeable Massachusetts workers’ compensation lawyers. Learn more.

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Dangerous Roads In and Around Somerset, MA?

Below are some of the most dangerous roads and intersections either in or around Somerset, MA.

  • Intersection of Country St/Riverside Ave (Rte 138) in Somerset – There are notable turning conflicts within this intersection that have caused some driving confusion leading to car accidents.
  • Intersection of Market St. and Grand Army of the Republic Highway in Swansea – According to one source, this intersection ranks as the 3rd most dangerous intersection in all of Massachusetts. The accident injury rate here is 30% with 36 crashes recorded in one (1) year.
  • Intersection of Plymouth Ave. and Rodman St. in Fall River – According to one source, this intersection is ranked as the 8th most dangerous intersection in all of Massachusetts. The accident injury rate here is 27% with a total of 31 crashes recorded in one (1) year.
  • Pleasant St at Plymouth Ave in Fall River – Within a two (2) year span of time, this area had a total of 89 crashes with 15 of them resulting in injuries.

Somerset History and Geography

Somerset is a town in Bristol County, Massachusetts. Among its distinguished residents was Clifford Milburn Holland (1883-1924), the chief engineer 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 in our nation’s humble beginnings, 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 was in the town.

Somerset borders on two (2) bays, Mount Hope Bay and Narragansett Bay. The Taunton River forms its eastern border. The town is accessed via Interstate 195, which enters the town through the Braga Bridge from Fall River and has an exit at Route 103. It is also connected via the Veterans Memorial Bridge, which is the fourth bridge to cross the Taunton River between the town and city.

Things to See and Do in and Around Somerset, MA

If you’re visiting Somerset, Massachusetts, there are quite a few things you can do from fishing and hiking to savoring local cuisine and exploring the region’s rich history. Here are some of the fun places to see and spend time in and around Somerset, Massachusetts.

Somerset Historical Society, 274 High Street

This historical society and museum has fascinating details about the farming community that existed in Somerset and information about notable people who lived in the town. They have themed rooms dedicated to different aspects of old Somerset life, such as the Military room, the Indian Room and the Hathaway Room. 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

Somerset BeachThis town-owned and operated beach on the Taunton River was voted as a “Wild and Scenic” river by Congress. There is also a playground for children featuring its famous “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 (11-5 on weekdays and 11-6 on weekends and holidays). Residents of the area pay $5 per day while non-residents pay $8 for the day passes. Seasonal passes are also available at $50 per resident and $100 for non-residents. Dogs are not allowed on the beach or the playground. Visit townofsomerset.org/playground-recreation/pages/pierce-beach-playground for more information.

Somerset Creamery, three locations on Route 6, County Street and Route 28A

This family-owned creamery has been operating for over 80 years. It prides itself on rich, homemade ice cream made the old-fashioned way. Victor and Mary Spanick founded Somerset Creamery in 1937. 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.

He returned after the war to open a shop in his town called the Milk Can. This building was shaped like a milk bottle and was a Somerset landmark for years. A popular in-house flavor Somerset Creamery is known for its Cranberry Bog Ice Cream, a unique concoction consisting of craisins, walnuts and dark chocolate mixed in a cranberry based ice cream. It also serves waffle cones, sundaes, frappes and floats.

Musictown Festival

Somerset Musictown FestivalThe Somerset Music Department became prominent 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 the King and Queen Judging, a time in the beginning for students to submit essays to possibly be elected as king and queen, The Musictown Ball where the contestants for the king and queen spot are invited and the King and Queen are crowned, Kiddies Day where children learn how to march in a marching band, Pops Night 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 friendsofmusic1972.org/musictown-festival.html

Village Waterfront Park, 274 Main Street

This park has a 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 an ideal spot for fishing. You will need to check the prices of obtaining a fishing license and review the fishing rules and regulations with the Massachusetts Fish and Wildlife Department. Their website is mass.gov/eea/agencies/dfg/.

Westport Rivers Vineyard and Winery

Somerset vineyardThis 80-acre vineyard and winery is located in nearby Westport. The winery, which became open to the public during the summer of 1991, has earned over 20 gold medals and praise from wine critics all around the world. The winery offers taste and tour trips Monday through Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. (closed Sundays). They offer wines by the glass, beer and tasty bites in a comfortable, relaxed setting. You can taste a minimum of six wines for $10 at their store. For more information, visit westportrivers.com.

A Guide to Somerset’s Restaurants

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  • Somerset Grille, 3015 County Street: Offers American-style food. Known well 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 is also a popular hangout in town which makes parking a little difficult. It’s known for its authentic food and cantina atmosphere.
  • Excellent Pizza, 1072 County Street: Every town needs its local pizza place. The locals 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.
  • Sweet As Pie Bake Shop, 1043 County Street: Whips up fruit pies, cream pies and cheesecakes. They also make an assortment of meat and vegetarian savory dinner potpies. Visit 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, facebook.com/North-End-Seafood-Company-137370556290645/