The Law Offices of Francis M. Smith, Esq.

The Law Offices of Francis M. Smith, Esq.

$44,800,000 in recoveries for clients in over 40 years of successfully representing injured individuals throughout northern New Jersey.

Firm Overview

Knowing how to negotiate with the insurance companies is the key to the majority of cases. If your lawyer does not understand how insurance companies operate, then he or she may take an overly adversarial approach or even under-evaluate a case. Because of this experience, I know insurance companies. I know how to peacefully negotiate a fair resolution of your claim or lawsuit based on medical documentation and the law applicable to your case. I know what materials claims representatives need to justify proper compensation, and I can provide them.

Main Office

Main Office
928 Mountain Avenue

Mountainside NJ 07092


(908) 233-5800


Personal Injury

During my more than 35 years of experience representing clients involved in personal injury and accident litigation, I spent nine years working as in-house counsel for two different insurance companies.

Specific practice areas that I have successfully represented clients for: Personal Injury Car Accidents Commercial Vehicle and Truck Accidents Motorcycle Accidents Rollover Accidents Rear-End Collisions Bicycle Accidents Pedestrian Injuries Construction Accidents Dangerous Ice and Snow Falls Accidents in Grocery Stores Sidewalk Injuries Dangerous Parking Lot Injuries Apartment Building Accidents Condominium Accidents Injuries in Faulty Stairwells Slip and Fall/Premises Liability Accidents Traumatic Brain Injury - TBI Injuries That Cause Disabilities Herniated Disc Brain Damage Closed Head Injuries Spinal Cord Injury Spine or Back Injury Neck Injury Paraplegia and Paralysis Quadriplegia Amputation or Severed Limbs Deafness or Loss of Hearing Eye Injury or Blindness Severe Burns or Scarring Torn Rotator Cuff or Meniscus Fractures Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Concussion Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Wrongful Death Dog Bites

Francis M. Smith

The Law Offices of Francis M. Smith, Esq.

I first began practicing in 1976. For the first nine years of my career, I worked as in-house counsel for two different insurance companies. In 1985, I began representing personal injury plaintiffs, and I have continued to do so since. Today, I handle all types of personal injury cases throughout counties such as Sussex County, Union County, Morris County and Hunterdon County, NJ.
Because I used to work for insurance companies, I understand how they operate and I don't need to resort to overly aggressive and risky strategies in order to secure the compensation you deserve. This "civil" approach has led to what my clients have called very satisfying results, including multiple settlements of over $2 million - $44,800,000 total in over 40 years of practicing law.

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