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By Danielle Jordan. Last Updated 24th January 2023. If you have been injured in a car accident that was not your fault, you may be looking for car accident solicitors in Sunderland. If so, we can help. 

We’re specialists in car accident claims and can help you get the compensation you could be entitled to. We offer a free case check to everyone who calls, so to take advantage, you can speak with us by:

Sunderland Car Accident Claims Solicitors

Sunderland Car Accident Claims Solicitors

Legal Expert’s Research Into Personal Injury Claims Against Sunderland City Council

Defective pavements caused 59% of personal injury claims made against Sunderland City Council last year, a Freedom of Information request submitted by Legal Expert has confirmed. Other significant causes included defective carriageways.

There were 119 claims made against the local authority from April 2022 to April 2023. A total of £149,624.40 was paid out in personal injury compensation during this period.

The full breakdown of causes for these claims can be found below:

  • Defective pavement – 65
  • Defective carriageway – 20
  • Unspecified cause – 10
  • Accidents on premises – 10
  • Equipment – 6
  • Road traffic accident – 4
  • Noise induced hearing loss – 4

A duty of care is owed to employees and visitors who use premises, spaces or highways controlled by Sunderland City Council. If employees and visitors aren’t reasonably safe, the local authority may be in a breach of duty. 

Speak to our advisors at any time to arrange a free consultation. They can clarify the likelihood of your claim succeeding and may also be able to connect you with our specialist personal injury solicitors.

Work With Our Solicitors For Car Accidents In Sunderland

If you suffered injuries in Sunderland, roach crash lawyers based anywhere in the country could support your claim. Communications between you and your lawyer could take place through phone calls, the post and emails. However, should you wish to meet your lawyer, that can usually be arranged.

To have a valid claim, you will need to prove that you were owed a duty of care under the Road Traffic Act 1988 and it was a breach in this that caused your suffering. A car claim lawyer can support you by helping you gather the evidence that proves a breach in another driver’s duty of care resulted in your injuries.

There are questions you could ask a car accident lawyer before deciding on one to represent your case. These may include:

  • Will my claim go to court?
  • What steps should I take following the accident?
  • What time limits apply in car accident claims?
  • Can I make a passenger in a car accident claim?
  • What are the Whiplash Reforms and do these apply to my claim?
  • Can you help me claim if I was hit by an uninsured driver?

You may have additional questions. Our advisors would be happy to help. Call them today with your queries. They’re available with free legal advice 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

How Important Is It To Read Online Solicitor’s Reviews?

A quick search on Google using terms such as “car accident claims Sunderland” or “I was in a car accident in Sunderland” will provide you with plenty of reviews of personal injury solicitors that could potentially hire to make your car accident claim. Consulting online reviews of car accident lawyers that cover your area can provide invaluable insight into how happy previous customers have been with the service they received and the firm’s experience of handling car accident claims cases such as yours.

Alternatively, use a nationwide service such as Legal Expert to get the right car accident claims solicitor to handle your claim. Our solicitors are experienced in helping claimants making personal injury claims in a variety of circumstances and for many different types of injury. Your solicitor will have the expertise and experience to handle your road accident compensation claim.

If I Make A Car Accident Claim, Can My Solicitor Be Based Elsewhere?

Many of our clients believe that if they make a car accident claim for an accidnet which happened in their local area, they should use a car accident claims solicitor from the same area. This is simply not true. At Legal Expert we will prioritise the solicitor’s suitability to handle your claim over whether or not they are based close to you. In many cases, your solicitor will not be based in your town or city. 

Some clients worry that not using a personal injury solicitor in their area will make it harder to communicate with them or to be updated on their claim. However, in this day and age professional services can be provided from across the country as easily and effectively as from down the street. 

What Car Accident Claims Do Legal Expert Handle?

Many of our clients ask us “can I get compensation for a car accident?” If you were injured in a car accident that was not your fault, it’s likely that you can claim compensation for your injuries. Legal Expert’s solicitors will also cover compensation claims for accidents involving other vehicles such as: lorries, buses, taxis, motorbikes and any other type of vehicles. Below are some examples of the road traffic accident claims that we handle.

General Car Accident Claims In Sunderland

If you were in a road traffic accident in a car (whether your own or someone elses) which resulted in you becoming injured, you may well be owed thousands of pounds in compensation.

Passenger Car Accident Claims

If you were a passenger in a car accident which was caused by negligent driving, you could be entitled to claim compensation. All drivers owe their passengers a duty of care if if you were injured in an accident, this duty of care could have been breached. Call Legal Expert today to enquire about claiming road accident compensation.

Tyne and Wear Bus Or Coach Accident Claims

Have you been injured in a bus or coach accident? These can often result in very serious injuries if you were not wearing a seat belt, were standing up, or were struck by another passengers luggage. Make your claim using one of our expert RTA (road traffic accident) compensation solicitors today.

Taxi Injury Compensation Claims

You could be owed thousands of pounds in road accident compensation if you were injured in a taxi cab accident. You can make claims against proivate hire vehicles, or for injuries suffered in a taxi booked through an app, such as Uber. Call Legal Expert today, to enquire about making taxi road traffic accident claims.

Pedestrian Accident Claims

Have you been injured in a road traffic accident, whilst travelling as a pedestrian? You could be entitled to claim thousands of pounds in road accident compensation to compensate you for your injuries. Call us today to see if you have grounds to make a pedestrian car accident compensation claim.

Rear End Shunts, Collisions And Accidents 

If you have been injured in a rear end collision accident that was not your fault, you could be owed thousands of pounds in compensation. This includes road accident compensation for whiplash injuries.

Roundabout Accidents

Roundabouts can be dangerous places if drivers do not follow the correct rules of the road. If you have been injured on a roundabout, due to someone else’s negligence, you could be entitled to claim road accident compensation. Call Legal Expert to enquire about hiring one of our no win no fee solicitors to help you make your claim.

Injuries That Frequently Happen After Road Traffic Accidents

People who are making a car accident compensation claim have suffered from a variety of injuries. We have looked into some common injuries caused by road traffic accidents below.


Whiplash is a soft tissue injury to the neck, which is caused by the head being extended beyond its usual range of motion, usually by a sudden impact. The result is pain and having your movement limited. Rear end car accidents are a common cause of whiplash. If you have suffered whiplash because of a car accident that was not your fault, you may be able to claim whiplash compensation.

Back Pain

Unfortunately car accidents can cause soft tissue injuries resulting in ongoing back pain for the victim. Compression injuries and slip discs are common injuries that are caused by car accidents. If you have been injured in a car accident which resulted in you suffering back pain, call Legal Expert to see if you can claim compensation.

Serious Injuries

Sadly, some car accidents result in victims becoming seriously injured and at times, suffering fatalities. If you think you may be owed serious injury car accident compensation, call Legal Expert now. If you win your compensation, your settlement will cover the cost of the medical treatment you need and will compensate you for your pain and suffering.

Statistics Showing Vehicle Accident Locations Close To Sunderland

Road or locationNumber of accidents 2016/ 17
A1231 / A690 Roundabout4
Sunderland Car Accident Statistics

Sunderland Car Accident Statistics

Car Accidents And Road Accidents In Sunderland

Sunderland reported road casualties killed or seriously injured


Fatal Road Traffic Accidents And Car Accidents In The Sunderland Local Authority

Sunderland reported road casualties killed


Further Statistics and Information

Sadly a number of children (those aged fifteen years or younger) have been killed on the local road network in the five year period from 2012 through to 2016. The total number of children fatally injured over this period was 69. Of these, 46 were pedestrians whilst the remainder were killed in vehicle accidents. 

If you have been injured due to a car accident that was not your fault, hire a respected car accident claims solicitor to help you claim compensation. If your accident was caused by someone else, hold the party responsible to account by making them pay you compensation. If you are based in Sunderland, Legal Expert can provide you with a no win no fee car accident solicitor to help you make your claim. Call us today to ask about how much money you can get from a car accident settlement.

Hire A No Win No Fee Car Accident Solicitors

If you would like to make a car accident claim in Sunderland, but don’t want to take the financial risk of paying an upfront fee, a no win no fee car accident solicitor may be the right option for you. There’s no upfront fee to pay, so many people find it the more affordable option. And what’s more, you only pay if you win your claim, so you’re not taking a gamble with your finances. Speak to Legal Expert today to talk to one of our advisors about hiring a no win no fee car accident solicitor.

Start Your Personal Injury Claim Today

Many of our clients ask us, “I was in a car accident in Sunderland, can I get compensation for a car accident?” If the vehicle accident was not your fault and resulted in you becoming injured, you could be entitled to make a compensation claim for any injuries suffered. Remember, we offer a free legal consultation to all of our potential clients, so if you think you could be entitled to claim compensation for your road traffic accident, call us today to enquire about hiring an RTA compensation solicitor. We will determine whether or not you can make a car crash claim, then will provide you with the right car crash solicitor to help you make your claim. Call today, we’re looking forward to hearing from you.

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