Sunderland is a city found at the heart of the City of Sunderland Metropolitan Borough, within the ceremonial county of Tyne and Wear in the north east of England. The city is situated at the mouth of the River Wear where it empties into the North Sea and was historically a part of the county of County Durham before it became its own unitary authority.
The Early History Of Sunderland
There were originally three settlements around the mouth of the River Wear which eventually merged to form Sunderland. Monkwearmouth was settled in 674 AD when Benedict Biscop founded the Wearmouth-Jarrow monastery on the northern side of the River. To the south and almost directly opposite this, Bishopwearmouth was founded in 930 AD and a small fishing village known as Sunderland came to be settled toward the east and gained a charter in 1179.
Over the centuries, the original fishing village of Sunderland grew and expanded as a port and trading post with much of the activity coming from the trade of coal and salt. From the 14th century onwards shipbuilding also took hold in the area and it was by the 19th century that Sunderland had subsumed both Monkwearmouth and Bishopwearmouth.
Modern Day Sunderland
Today, much of the heavier industry and shipbuilding activity of Sunderland has entered a period of terminal decline. The settlement, however, remains an important and large one and local authorities are beginning to implement a number of potential redevelopment programs. According to the latest available census data, the city of Sunderland is home to approximately 174,286 permanent residents, making it a significant centre of population.
This has a number of impacts but the one we will focus upon is that that size of population means that the city will see a comparatively high number of accidents and injuries. It is this which results in claims and personal injury compensation.
If you’ve been hurt whilst in the area and you’re thinking of making a claim, you may want to seek advice from experienced accident solicitors in Sunderland. If so, why not contact us at Accident Advice Helpline?
Making a claim with experienced accident solicitors in Sunderland
If you’ve been hurt and someone else was to blame for your injuries, there’s a good chance that you’ll be able to take legal action against them. With help from experienced accident solicitors in Sunderland, you could obtain compensation for your injuries and you could also be able to claim back any expenses you’ve incurred.
However, you will need to have obtained medical treatment for your injuries before you start your claim.
If this makes you think that you may be entitled to personal injury compensation then you should get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline.
Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline are highly experienced personal injury specialists who have friendly and professional advisers available to provide you with advice, guidance and assistance. You can reach us by calling either 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile.