In 2014, a man delivering sheet rock to a construction site in Downtown Jersey City died after being struck by a one-pound tape measure that had fallen from the 50th floor of the building. If you’ve been injured in a scaffolding or construction accident, our Jersey City accident lawyers are on call to represent you immediately.
If you’re ever injured in a car accident or scaffolding or construction accident in Jersey City, our accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Herbert I. Ellis are ready to fight for you. We offer a free consultation when you come in to discuss your case.
One of the Worst Cities for Drivers
A study published by WalletHub showed that Jersey City is the 13th worst city in the country for drivers. The study looked at various criteria in four key categories: cost, traffic and road conditions, safety and driver, and car wellness. Jersey City saw the highest auto maintenance costs in the country and the second worst road/traffic conditions in America next to New York City, which was ranked the worst city for drivers overall.
“Driving can be challenging in major metropolitan areas for obvious reasons,” said city spokeswoman Jennifer Morrill. “In Jersey City, we are constantly improving roadways and providing innovative ways to travel, such as new bike lanes and the anticipated bike-share program (Citi Bike).”
New Path for Bikers and Pedestrians
In 2015, a group of Jersey City residents, under the banner of the Liberty Bridge Organization, proposed a 5,000 foot long pedestrian and bicycle bridge across the Hudson River. The plan calls for the new bridge to start at the Jersey City embankment and end in Battery Park City, complete with two levels of pedestrian paths, similar to New York City’s Highline and Brooklyn Bridge, with retail shops lining the bridge.
Since 2005, New York City has doubled the number of bicycling trips while Citibike has expanded to Jersey City. Together with the proposed bridge, these trends would make bicycling an easy means of commuting between these two cities.
Liberty Bridge is another example of an attempt to provide better bicycle and pedestrian connections between existing networks and to accommodate the commuting needs of a growing population in the New York-New Jersey metropolitan area.
Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer in Jersey City
Did you get hit by a car while trying to get on the highway? Were you involved in a road accident? You need an accident attorney on your side.
Our attorneys at the Law Offices of Herbert I. Ellis are trained to resolve all personal injury matters. We know it’s not easy driving in Jersey City (or anywhere else for that matter), but with over twenty years of experience on our side, we will use our keen abilities and perception to your greatest benefit in the courtroom.
At the Law Offices of Herbert I. Ellis, we like to care of our clients and treat them like family. There’s no cap as to how far our legal professionals will go to serve our clients in Jersey City, which is why we proudly proclaim our full-time availability to each and single one of them.
Our legal professionals earn their reputations every single day. We provide a free initial consultation for our clients. To schedule a meeting, call our office toll free at 888-355-4752. We have offices in Freehold, across Hudson County, and throughout New York and New Jersey, including Jersey City.
Call us today.