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
Amputation or Severed Limbs
Deafness or Loss of Hearing
Eye Injury or Blindness
Severe Burns or Scarring
Torn Rotator Cuff or Meniscus
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Wrongful Death
Dog Bites
Workers Compensation
Auto Accident

Francis M. Smith

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.