NJ Personal Injury Lawyers

Even though we do everything possible to avoid it, accidents and tragedy occur without warning. At times, hardship cannot be faced alone. That is where HSW Law Firm – NJ Personal Injury Lawyers come in. When confronted with personal injury as a result of the negligence of others, Harrell, Smith and Williams offers the best representation to allow you to put your life back together. We each specialize in personal injury trials. We will help you from start to finish. We will guide you through the complex system of insurance coverage, disability, and recovery. Each of our attorneys has worked with larger firms and knows what it takes to prepare and try every type of case. Whether you were injured in a car crash, motorcycle accident, slip and fall, or a dog attack, we will not allow you to get lost in the system. Our personal injury attorneys will also represent you when you are injured as a result of negligence by a doctor. From brain injury to spinal cord injury, our attorneys have dealt with all aspects of injury throughout their careers.

HSW Law Firm – Locations

Westfield Office:

767 Central Ave
Westfield, New Jersey 07090
Phone: 908-543-7037

Metuchen Office:

266 Lake Ave
Metuchen, New Jersey 08840
Phone: 908-264-7228

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Practice Areas for a NJ Personal Injury Lawyer

HSW Law Firm - NJ Personal Injury Lawyer car accident

Car Accident Lawyers NJ

Aside from feeling pain following a motor vehicle accident, many people are left with feelings of confusion, uncertainty and fear. The law governing automobile accidents in the State of New Jersey contains many protections for those who are injured as a result of the negligence of others.

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HSW Law Firm - NJ Personal Injury Lawyer slip and fall

NJ Slip and Fall Lawyers

I fell and hurt myself on someone’s property what should I do? First thing you should do is look around you and make observations as to what caused you to fall. Was it a pot hole? Or was it ice? Or was it water on the floor? Was it a cracked sidewalk?

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Personal Injury – Dog Bites

The trauma that an individual may experience a result of a dog bite attack will often last far longer than the initial cuts, bruising and wounds.

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NJ Truck Accident Lawyers

In most automobile accident cases, individuals seeking compensation for pain and suffering must first prove that the injuries they sustained are permanent before being entitled to money damages.

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NJ Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

When riding a motorcycle, there is an extremely small margin for error. Even if you are safest, most contentious rider on the road, you cannot control the environmental conditions, the road conditions or the actions of other motorists around you.

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HSW Law Firm - NJ Personal Injury Lawyer medical malpracticeMedical Malpractice Lawyers in NJ

Each of us has often been asked, “What is medical malpractice?” Medical malpractice is defined as a violation of the standard of care that causes injury. The standard of care is what a reasonable physician would do in the treatment of you.

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NJ Workers Compensation Lawyers

I was injured on the job, what should I do? This unfortunately is a very common occurrence here in New Jersey and across the county. Understanding your rights and obligations is very important in getting you the help you need and deserve to recover.

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“We take on the insurance companies so you can focus on getting better.”
– Harrell Smith & Williams


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-Harrell Smith & Williams

HSW Law Firm - NJ Personal Injury Lawyer Equipment malfunction

NJ Products Liability Lawyers

Manufacturers are responsible for their products. You have the right to be safe while using any item you purchase. Big companies must design and manufacture products to be safe when they are being used.

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NJ Personal Injury – Burns

Burn injuries are some of the most serious injuries a person can ever suffer. Burns may require major reconstructive surgeries and skin grafts. In the medical world, burns are classified into three categories, first degree burns, second degree burns and third degree burns, which are considered the most, sever.

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Personal Injury – Brain Injury

We hear about it more and more today. From the NFL, to college athletics, down to pee wee football: concussions or traumatic brain injury are causing so many long term problems.

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HSW Law Firm - NJ Personal Injury Lawyer Nursing Home Abuse

NJ Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers

The elderly and injured are our most vulnerable. As a society, we owe a duty to the vulnerable to ensure that they are safe and protected. Some of the most tragic stories we hear in our practice are those where Nursing Home Abuse is involved.

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HSW Law Firm - NJ Personal Injury Lawyer Wrongful Death

NJ Wrongful Death Lawyers

Losing a loved one is a tragedy beyond what we can express through words. When that death is caused by the negligence of someone else, it is even more difficult to find closure.

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HSW Law Firm - NJ Personal Injury Lawyer traffic ticket

NJ Traffic Ticket Lawyer

If you live in the State of New Jersey, than you likely have to drive most places you go. Whether it be driving to work, taking the kids to school or running errands, the majority of New Jersey residents spent a significant amount of time in their car.

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HSW Law Firm - NJ Personal Injury Lawyer Construction Accident

NJ Construction Accident Lawyer

Did you know that if you’re injured on a construction site you may be entitled to two forms of compensation? Through your employer you will be entitle to workers compensation benefits.

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Our Personal Injury Lawyers

Kenneth M. Harrell
Kenneth M. HarrellAttorney
Kenneth is a 2004 honor graduate of Seton Hall Law School. Because of his experience and training, he is a Certified Civil Trial Attorney. Only 2-3% of the attorneys in the State have obtained this prestigious award, and Kenneth obtained it at his first opportunity.


James Bayard Smith Jr.
James Bayard Smith Jr.Attorney
Bayard graduated from Lafayette College, Cum Laude in 1995, received his law degree from The College of William & Mary School of Law in 1999 and was admitted to the New Jersey Bar that year. He is also admitted to practice before The United States Supreme Court


Daniel J. Williams
Daniel J. WilliamsAttorney
Daniel received his Bachelor of Arts in Crime, Law and Justice from the Pennsylvania State University in 2000. Upon graduation from college, he immediately pursued his legal studies at Roger Williams University and attained his Juris Doctor Degree in 2003.


Leigh A. Raffauf
Leigh A. RaffaufAttorney
Leigh graduated from the University of Connecticut in 1996 and received her law degree from Widener University School of Law in 1999. After being admitted to the New Jersey bar in 2000, she began her career specializing in insurance defense. This is the start of how she became the PIP litigation specialist she is today.


HSW Law Firm – NJ Injury Lawyer