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Stockton-On-Tees Car Accident Claims Solicitors – No Win No Fee Claims

Stockton-on-Tees car accident claims solicitors

Stockton-on-Tees car accident claims solicitors

On this page, you will find a guide to finding and choosing the right car accident claims solicitors covering the Stockton-On-Tees area to process a road traffic accident claim. You will find everything you need to know about the process of making a claim for injuries sustained in a road traffic accident. As long as you are making your claim within the personal injury claims time limit of three years, this guide will be useful. You will not find a personal injury claims calculator on this page; we believe they give claimants an overinflated idea of how much they might receive in compensation. Instead, we request that you call Legal Expert on the number below, and we will give you an accurate estimate based on your specific situation. This guide contains information such as:

  • An explanation of the reason why we believe that getting an expert medical examination is something every claimant should do to support their claim.
  • An overview of the reason why finding the best solicitor to process your claim, will mean you have a higher chance of your claim being successful.
  • A large part of the guide, which covers many of the most common types of road traffic accidents people claim for in the UK. You will also find a short section that covers some of the typical injuries these accidents can cause.
  • Several simple tables, that show the main road traffic accident statistics for the Stockton area. You will also find a map that shows the location of many of the accidents in the centre of Stockton.
  • A general introduction to the Legal Expert No Win No Fee claims service is given in the last sections of this guide. This, we believe, is the most straightforward way to make a road traffic accident claim.

If you have unanswered questions when you get to the end of this page, then please call Legal Expert on 0800 073 8804. One of our team will be happy to answer any questions you have.

Have A Medical Exam And Assessment Close To Stockton-On-Tees

One of the most effective things you can do, to give your road accident claim lawyer the best chance of being successful in processing your claim, is to get an independent medical examination. The results of this medical examination can be submitted as proof of just how bad your injuries were, and how they affected your life. Legal Expert, as part of our claims service, can organise a free medical examination in the Stockton area for you, with the following medical professional:

Dr Marta Vinaras

Molinero Centre

636 Yarm Road

Tees Valley


TS16 0DH

How To Find Road Traffic Accident Lawyers Or Solicitors In Stockton-On-Tees

You need to find the best road traffic accident solicitors in Stockton-On-Tees, to have the greatest chance of being successful in your claim. The better your solicitor, the greater your chance of winning compensation. There are a number of questions you should ask any solicitor you are considering using, if they cannot answer yes to all of them, you should consider finding another that can.

  1. Can you process my claim under a No Win No Fee agreement?
  2. Can you organise a free local medical examination in Stockton for me?
  3. Have you won compensation for a client in a similar case to my own in the last year?

Reviews Can Be Helpful When Choosing Solicitors Or Lawyers

Finding a good legal firm to process your personal injury claim can be tough. This is especially true if you have never had dealings with a solicitor in the past, you don’t have any point of reference to base your decision on. If this sounds like you, then finding a good review site that publishes reviews of solicitors, could be a good starting point for you. These community-driven sites can be a great source of initial information. When you are reading the reviews, make sure they are up to date and recent, as well as discussing a claim similar to your own. Take on board the comments of the reviewer and the good and bad points they make about the solicitor. Check that the solicitor can handle your claim under a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA), and also check what percentage of the settlement of the claim they will take as their fees.

Does It Matter When A Solicitor Is Located?

You may believe that you have to use a personal injury lawyer in Stockton to make your road traffic accident claim. This is simply not true; you can use any solicitor you wish, regardless of where they might be located in the UK. Not all solicitors offer the same services. Some specialise in specific areas of the law, others offer specific legal services, such as property conveyancing. Others, like Legal Expert, operate on a country-wide level, and specialise in helping people to claim for injuries sustained in an accident. Choose the solicitor that is best suited to your claim, and leave location out of the decision.

Claims Our Motoring Accident Solicitors covering Stockton-On-Tees Can Help You Make

As experienced motoring accident solicitors, Legal Expert can help you to claim for almost every type of injury, caused by any type of road traffic accident. However, we do see the same types of injuries and the same types of accidents being claimed for time and time again. We have covered some of these common types of accidents in the sections below.

Stockton-On-Tees – Motoring Accident Claims

Car drivers and their passengers are the people most likely to be injured in a road traffic accident in Stockton. The statistics further down this page prove this to be true. Legal Expert can help anyone who is injured in a car crash, by processing their injury claim. We can handle claims where the accident is clearly the fault of a third party, and we can also assist in some kinds of non-fault claims. Call us on the number at the end of this guide for more information about non-fault claims.

Stockton-On-Tees – Passenger Accident Claims

As a passenger in a private vehicle, or riding pillion on a motorcycle, if you are injured in a road traffic accident Stockton-On-Tees solicitors should be able to help you claim compensation. As a passenger is not likely to be the cause of an accident, proving liability should be simple. Even if it was the driver of your own vehicle who caused the accident, Legal Expert could help you claim. We won’t claim against the friend or family member who was driving the car, we claim against their motor insurance firm.

Stockton-On-Tees – Taxi Accident Claims

If a passenger is injured in an accident whilst riding in a taxi, minicab, or some other type of private hire vehicle, they should be able to claim compensation for their injuries. In these cases, Legal Expert would pursue the insurance company that provided the taxi driver with their public liability policy for compensation.

Stockton-On-Tees – Bus Accident Claims

The final type of raid traffic accident that can involve a passenger, are those that happen while a person is riding on public transport. This could be a bus, a coach service, etc. Legal Expert would contact the operator of the service on your behalf, in an effort to claim compensation for your injuries from them.

Stockton-On-Tees – Pedestrian Accident Claims

Of all the accident claims we make on behalf of our clients here at Legal Expert, it is those that involve pedestrians that can often pay the most compensation. This is because pedestrians suffer such bad injuries, even if they are hit by a slowly moving vehicle. Take a look at the statistics in the tables below; you can see that very nearly as many pedestrians are injured in RTA in Stockton as car drivers and passengers.

Stockton-On-Tees – Rear Shunt Claims

Rear end collisions, or rear end shunts, are the most common of all accidents that a road accident solicitor will deal with. Even though these accidents tend to happen in heavy traffic, making them low-speed collisions, they can still cause serious injuries. People wrongly believe that it is the driver in the rear who is always at fault in a rear end shunt. This is not true; either driver can be liable for causing the accident.

Stockton-On-Tees – Roundabout Crash Claims

We have included a map of central Stockton, and the locations that accidents take place, lower down this page. If you check this map, you will see that roundabouts and major road junctions are the most prolific accident hotspots. If you have been injured in a crash on a roundabout, Legal Expert should be able to help you to claim compensation.

Car Crash Injuries Our Road Accident Solicitors Can Help You With

Just as there are a number of types of car accident Stockton-On-Tees residents are involved in more regularly than others, there are also some more frequently seen injuries. Below, we cover some of these types of injuries in a little more detail.


According to the Association of British Insurers (ABI), a staggering £2 billion or more is paid out in whiplash claims alone in the UK each year. This makes whiplash the single most common injury the UK, across all types of accidents. Whiplash has often been used as a basis for fraudulent claims in the past. Therefore, we recommend that anyone hoping to claim for whiplash has an expert medical examination to prove their injuries. Legal Expert can arrange a free one in the Stockton area for you.

Back Pain

Back injuries can be caused by the same types of accidents that cause whiplash. Any accident that forces the head to snap from side to side, or forwards and backwards can cause upper back and neck injuries. In extreme cases, the vertebrae of the upper back can be damaged, causing a potential long-term health problem. We recommend that just as with whiplash claims, victims of RTA related back injuries get themselves a medical examination to support their claim. Legal Expert can arrange for you to have one in the Stockton area, free of charge.

Serious Injuries

When Legal Expert approaches car accident claims for serious injuries, we know that we are very probably going to need to claim compensation for the long-term or permanent effect of the injuries. Serious injuries such as paralysis, severe brain damage, loss of an arm or leg, etc. will have a negative effect on the life quality of the victim. It is also unlikely they will be able to continue to work in their chosen profession, even once healed. Legal Expert would attempt to claim damages to compensate the victim for this.

Stockton-On-Tees Road Traffic Accident Statistics

Based on data covering the three years from 2013 to 2017, we find that the most dangerous road to drive on in Stockton are; Bishopton Road, Durham Road and Oxbridge Avenue.

Street or Location Number of RTA
Bishopton Road 16
Durham Road 8
Oxbridge Avenue 7

Additional Statistics

The map below shows many of the locations where road traffic accidents took place in Stockton, between 2013 and 2017.

Stockton-on-Tees road accident hotspots

Stockton-on-Tees road accident hotspots

Reported Deaths Or Injuries From Vehicle Accidents In Stockton-On-Tees

When we take the data for the total number of road traffic accidents in Stockton, and split it into the types of transport involved, we find the following:

2014 2015 2016
Other 3 2 4
Car 14 19 13
Motorcycle 9 14 10
Bicycle 10 12 10
Pedestrian 14 19 10

Deaths Caused By RTA’s In Stockton-On-Tees

We took the same date used in the table above, but only included road traffic accidents that involved one or more fatality, and found this:

2014 2015 2016
Other 0 0 0
Car 0 1 2
Motorcycle 0 0 0
Bicycle 0 0 0
Pedestrian 1 0 0

No Win, No Fee Motoring Accident Claim Solicitors

Legal Expert operates a national road traffic accident claims service, under a No Win No Fee agreement. This is a very simple way for people to have a personal injury claim processed. Furthermore, as you don’t pay anything if we don’t win you any compensation, it is risk-free.

Fees Which Claimants Pay

When we take on your claim, we charge nothing. As we process your claim, even if this stage takes many months, there is still no charge. And if we should fail to win you any compensation, you still pay nothing. If we do win a compensation payment though, we will take our fees out of the total paid to us, and then give the remainder to you.

Proceeding With Your Claim

If you would like to use Legal Expert as your car crash solicitors, then call us on the number below today. One of your staff will be on the line, ready to talk you through the process of starting a new claim. This will involve asking you a number of questions, which once we know the answers to, will enable us to provide intelligent advice on what to do next.

Get More Information

Do you need more information about the process a personal injury solicitor will follow to help make your claim? Do you have questions about the Legal Expert national claims service? If you do, one of our team will be on the number below, and will use simple, plain English with no legal jargon to give you the answers you need.

How To Contact Legal Expert

Do you believe you have a viable reason to claim compensation, for injuries sustained in a Stockton road traffic accident? Are you ready to make your claim now? If so, then please call Legal Expert on 0800 073 8804. When you do, we will walk you through our new claims onboarding process, and get started on your claim today.

Helpful Links

You can find some useful basic information about road safety in the Highway Code here:

Road safety information in the Highway Code

For more localised road safety information about Stockton, check this website:

Stockton local road traffic safety information

If you need details of the local court that covers the Stockton area, you should find contact details for the court here:

Stockton local court information

If you need to contact the police in Stockton, to report a road traffic accident, you can use these contact details:

Local Stockton Police website

If you need to visit the closest NHS hospital to Stockton to have your injuries treated, here are the details:

Local Stockton NHS hospital information

At the link below, you will find a guide to claiming compensation for car accidents:

A guide to car accident claims

At the link below, you will find a guide to claiming compensation for whiplash injuries:

A guide to claiming for whiplash

Further Helpful Links

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      Patrick is a Grade A solicitor having qualified in 2005. He's an an expert in accident at work and public liability claims and is currently our head of the EL/PL department. Get in touch today for free to see how we can help you.