Hudson County Personal Injury Lawyers Represent Victims of Serious Accidents
Hudson County, the state’s fourth most populous and by some estimates its fastest growing, is also geographically the smallest, making it the most densely populated county in the state. But, in addition to being home to its residents, Hudson County serves as the gateway to the New York Metropolitan Area, through which countless commuters and visitors pass each day. Thus, the sheer volume of human activity inevitably leads to accidents and serious personal injuries. Brach Eichler has a Hudson County meeting location at the Harborside Financial Center in Jersey City.
Hudson County personal injury lawyers ready to assist with transportation accidents
Hudson County is the epicenter of various transportation hubs which include the Hoboken Terminal, the Journal Square Transportation Center, and Exchange Place in Jersey City which provide connections to points in Manhattan, such as the Port Authority Bus Terminal, N.Y. Penn Station, and the World Trade Center. Modes of transportation include:
- Rail lines — The Hudson-Bergen Light Rail (HBLR) serves Bayonne, Jersey City, Hoboken, and North Hudson. NJ Transit’s Hoboken Division is a stop for various lines running from Manhattan to points throughout the Garden State. PATH provides 24-hour mass transit service between Newark Penn Station, Harrison, Journal Square, Downtown Jersey City, Hoboken Terminal, midtown, and the World Trade Center.
- Buses — NJ Transit bus routes 120 -129 provide service within Hudson and to Manhattan, while routes 1-89 provide service within the county and to points in Northern New Jersey.
- Water — Ferry services and sightseeing cruises operate along the Hudson River. These include the CRRNJ Terminal in Liberty State Park, Weehawken Port Imperial, Hoboken Terminal, Paulus Hook Ferry Terminal, and Liberty Water Taxi. Seagoing cruises operate from the port in Bayonne, which also receives container ships.
Our attorneys manage personal injury cases related to transit, such as train and bus accidents and slip and fall accidents at transportation facilities.
Hudson County auto accident lawyers fighting for injured clients
Hudson County has more than 600 miles of roadways, about 500 of which fall under the purview of a local municipality. The county oversees less than 50 miles, the New Jersey Department of Transportation maintains roughly 30 miles and the New Jersey Turnpike Authority is responsible for about 21 miles. The county’s major arteries include New Jersey Routes 3, 7, 139, 185, 440, 495, Interstates 78, 95, and 280, the New Jersey Turnpike, and the Pulaski Skyway. Motor vehicle traffic flows into Manhattan through the Lincoln Tunnel and the Holland Tunnel, and the Bayonne Bridge to allows access to Staten Island.
However, these highly traveled and high-speed arteries are not the most dangerous thoroughfares in the county. Two surface roads, Kennedy Blvd. and U.S. Routes 1/9 are the most dangerous, and in fact, have been listed among the 10 deadliest roadways in the tri-state area. The reason is the high number of pedestrian deaths recorded in the last decade.
In 2017, Hudson County recorded 23 fatal motor vehicle accidents in which 25 people died. The overwhelming majority of those deaths, 15, were pedestrians killed in traffic and three more were bicyclists. To address this crisis, the mayor of Jersey City announced in 2017, that Jersey City would implement a Vision Zero program to make surface streets and intersections safer for all users.
Our attorneys represent victims of motor vehicle accidents in Hudson County, including drivers, passengers, pedestrians, and bicyclists.
Contact our Hudson County office to schedule a free consultation
If you suffer a personal injury due to someone’s negligence in Hudson County, Brach Eichler is prepared to help. To speak with an experienced personal injury attorney at our Jersey City office, call (973) 364-8300 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. If your injuries prevent you from coming to us, we can meet at your home or in your hospital room.
Hudson County Location
Harborside Financial Center
2500 Plaza 5
Jersey City, NJ 07311