A Team of Trusted Personal Injury Lawyers  Ready to Advocate for You

About Chanfrau & Chanfrau

A Family of Personal Injury Attorneys Serving Central Florida Since 1976

Chanfrau & Chanfrau is a family-run law firm that has developed a reputation for excellence from our offices in Daytona Beach and Palm Coast, FL. Our personal injury and employment law attorneys are dedicated, aggressive advocates for victims of accidents, negligence, and abuse. We have successfully achieved over $300 million in settlements and verdicts for our clients throughout central Florida. The personal injury attorneys, paralegals, and legal assistants at our law firm are passionate about fighting for the financial compensation you deserve in order to help you and your family move past these troubled times.

We Welcome You to Explore Our Services

Welcome to Chanfrau & Chanfrau, where we strive to protect the rights of clients who have suffered losses due to the negligent acts of others. We pride ourselves on the compassion and understanding we bring to each client's case. It is our goal to provide you and your family with the best possible outcome to your personal injury claim. We invite you to browse our videos to learn more about our practice areas and specialties.

Schedule a Free Personal Injury Case Review

Our personal injury attorneys have been representing clients in and around the communities of Daytona Beach and Palm Coast for over 40 years. Our team is highly regarded by our peers in the legal community and we are dedicated to pursuing fair compensation for injured victims and their families. If you are considering legal action following a personal injury caused by the negligent actions of someone else, do not hesitate to schedule a free consultation today.

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Meet the Chanfraus Upholding a Family Tradition

W.M Chanfrau, Sr., our senior partner, established his legal practice in 1976, but our family has been involved in personal injury and other legal cases in Volusia County since 1936. Our dedication to the legal process in our generational home state of Florida is part of a long family tradition that we are proud to keep alive. Meet our family of attorneys serving communities in the greater central Florida area from our offices in Daytona Beach and Palm Coast.

W.M. Chanfrau, Sr.

W.M. Chanfrau, Sr.

Following graduation from Florida State University in 1968, W.M. Chanfrau, Sr. served as a Commissioned Officer in the United States Navy Reserve where he reached the rank of Lieutenant before earning his honorable discharge. Graduating 3rd in his class at Stetson University College of Law, Mr. Chanfrau, Sr., was admitted to the Florida State Bar in 1973. Only three years later, he founded his own law firm to offer injured parties in Florida the legal counsel they need to achieve the justice they deserve. Since then, Mr. Chanfrau, Sr. has been recognized by his peers as one of the top lawyers in the state, with honors and awards including:

  • The Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating for the Highest Level of Professional Excellence
  • The National Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • AVVO Clients Choice for Top Attorney Personal Injury

William M. Chanfrau, Jr.

William M. Chanfrau, Jr.

Graduating from Florida State University in 1993 with a BS in Political Science, William M. Chanfrau, Jr. followed in his father's footsteps, earning his Juris Doctor degree from Stetson University College of Law. Following graduation from law school, Mr. Chanfrau, Jr. joined the State Attorneys Office. Joining his father at Chanfrau & Chanfrau in 2001, Mr. Chanfrau, Jr. has earned a reputation among his peers as one of the most accomplished personal injury lawyers in the state of Florida. Working with clients in personal injury, personal injury protection litigation, and criminal law, Mr. Chanfrau, Jr. has been honored to receive professional accolades including:

  • The Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating for the Highest Level of Professional Excellence
  • America’s Top 100 Attorneys
  • Best Attorney, Rue Rating's Best Attorneys of America

Kelly Chanfrau

Kelly Chanfrau

After graduating Cum Laude from Florida State University, Kelly Chanfrau continued her academic excellence earning her Juris Doctor degree with honors from Stetson University College of Law. As a partner at a Tampa law firm representing Fortune 500 companies, local governments, and large nationwide retailers, Ms. Chanfrau successfully represented individuals, businesses, and governments at both state and federal levels. Returning to Daytona Beach to join her father and brother at Chanfrau & Chanfrau, Ms. Chanfrau has earned a reputation of success when representing clients in personal injury claims, wrongful death claims, civil rights litigation, employment law, and class actions. Her honors and distinctions include:

  • Lawyer of the Year 2021
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • The Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating for the Highest Level of Professional Excellence

Awards & Recognitions

US News Best Law Firms 2017
US New Best Lawyers 2018
10 Best for 2 Years - American Institute of PI Attorneys
US News Best Law Firms 2020
US News Best Law Firms 2021
Top 100 Trials Lawyers
Top 100 Attorneys
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Super Lawyers 2018
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10 Best Law Firm Client Satisfaction 2019-2020 award from American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
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Florida Bar Board Certification for Labor & Employment Law
Lawyers of Distinction 2020
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"Great Experience Every Time" More Satisfied Clients

"One of the best lawyers I've ever dealt with they know what they're doing and I have a great experience every time I see them." Jay O., 2021

The Chanfrau Difference

When you choose Chanfrau & Chanfrau for your case, our goal is not just to help you achieve justice, but to take care of you and your family.

Compassionate Representation Allows You to Focus on What is Important

At Chanfrau & Chanfrau, we know how difficult it can be to deal with the emotional fallout of a catastrophic event, let alone the process of civil litigation. We are both large enough to serve you professionally and small enough to know you personally. Our team of personal injury lawyers strives to provide compassionate legal counsel to all of our clients. We will take care of every aspect of your case so that you can dedicate all of your time and attention to recovering from your injury. 

To schedule a free, no-obligation personal injury case review consultation at one of our law offices in Daytona Beach and Palm Coast, contact us online or give us a call:

(386) 258-7313

"Highly Recommend Them" Here to Support You

"I have known the chanfrau's for years so when I needed an attorney I contacted them Bill won be a wonderful settlement for a car accident I was in I would highly recommend them" Jean Brown, 2021

How Chanfrau & Chanfrau Can Help You

Chanfrau & Chanfrau handles several types of personal injury cases to best suit the needs of our clients. We build cases that are trial-ready, even though less than 10% of our cases end up going before a judge and jury.

We'll Work For You

Chanfrau & Chanfrau works on a contingency fee basis on our personal injury cases, meaning you will only owe an attorney's fee if we obtain compensation for your case. 

Large law firms that have significant overhead costs are often motivated to rush cases and accept lower settlements. Our personal injury firm always sets out to attain the maximum value in compensation for each claim. We never devalue a case by under-settling or moving too quickly. 

Our team of three attorneys and seven paralegals and assistants like to say we are "large enough to serve you professionally and small enough to know you personally." To help bolster your case, our team will use our resources to retain investigators and experts to obtain evidence. 

What Our Personal Injury Law Firm Can Do For You 

If you are a victim of a car accident, motorcycle crash, or sustained any injuries involving a motor vehicle, our attorneys are interested in hearing your personal injury case.  

Some people may be hesitant to contact an attorney after they've been in a car accident. Insurance companies may promise to pay you for damages and compensation like medical bills, and deter you from seeking legal representation. If you've been hurt in a car accident or a vehicle crash however, it is in your best interest to have someone who will fight for you in court. 

Having a team on your side that has experience with Florida's personal injury laws can make all the difference in your case. A winning verdict in your favor can result in compensation for wages lost, medical bills, vehicle damages, and more. Our team of attorneys may be able to secure compensation for loss of future wages if your injuries make it impossible to work or continue working in your professional field. 

As a tourist location for motorcyclists and race car enthusiasts, Volusia County experiences an influx in both foot traffic and road traffic throughout the year. If you were involved in a personal injury, contact our Daytona or Palm Beach office today. 

Our Personal Injury Lawyers Can Come To You Convenient Legal Services to Help the Injured

The team at Chanfrau & Chanfrau understands that simply coping with the aftermath of a traumatic accident can be difficult. With so much going on, finding the time to visit a lawyer is likely at the bottom of the list of things to get completed. If you or a family member has been severely injured, traveling to our offices in Daytona Beach and Palm Coast may not even be a viable possibility. In such cases, our personal injury lawyers will gladly come to you to ease your burden during these challenging times. We are more than happy to meet with you at your place of work, at home, or even in your hospital room for a free, no-obligation case review.

To schedule a meeting with one of our personal injury attorneys, you can reach out to us online, or call:

(386) 258-7313

The Chanfraus

"Very Quick to Respond" 5 Star Reviews

"Amanda was very quick to respond to my call. The matter was resolved very quickly with the desired expectation." Jamie Kunkle, 2021

2017 - 2019 Motorcycle Accident Statistics for Volusia County* *According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles

3 Year Average for Motorcycle Crashes

518

3 Year Average Motorcycle Fatalities

37

3 Year Average Motorcycle Injuries

466

Motorcyclists are disproportionately affected by accidents on the road. The cause of motorcycle accidents ranges from dangerous conditions and lane splitting to inattentive drivers and drunk drivers. Unfortunately, many motorcyclists also find themselves the targets of road rage, which significantly increases their risk on the road. As a hotspot for motorcyclists, Florida can sometimes magnify this risk. During events like Daytona Bike Week and Biketoberfest in Daytona Beach, the danger of an accident in the area increases substantially.

At our law firm with offices in Daytona Beach and Palm Coast, our personal injury lawyers will fight to hold those responsible for your or your loved one's injuries accountable for their actions. We will investigate your case, negotiate on your behalf, and represent you in court to ensure you receive the compensation you need to recover from your injuries.

If you are considering filing a lawsuit against the party responsible for your or your loved one's motorcycle accident, it is important to be aware of time restrictions. In Florida, the statute of limitations only allows you to file a claim within the first four years after an accident. If the victim was killed, the window shrinks to two years.

Truck Accident Statistics* *According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Fatal Crashes Involving Large Trucks

2017: 4,376     2018: 4,461   2019: 4,479

Total Fatal Truck Crashes in Florida Involving Large Trucks

2017: 281    2018: 296     2019: 311

Commercial truck drivers are held to a higher level of responsibility than other drivers, but the roads are unpredictable. Because of their size, weight, and reduced maneuverability, trucks can be especially dangerous when driven or used improperly. Unfortunately, passenger vehicles are at much greater risk during an impact in a truck accident. Common causes of truck accidents include inadequate training, lack of maintenance, fatigue, improper loading, drunk driving, and even simply inattentive driving. Any one of these factors can lead to head-on accidents, side-impacts, rollovers, jackknifes, and rear-end or under-ride collisions.

When it comes to a personal injury claim involving an accident with a large truck, seeking claims becomes incredibly complicated. Depending on the relationship between the driver and the company they are working for, the truck driver may or may not be an employee. The driver may or may not be driving a truck owned by the company they are working for, which complicates matters further. This not only makes it difficult to know who is responsible for the accident, but it can also mean there are multiple insurance companies involved. With the help of a personal injury attorney, you can hold drivers and their employers responsible for the harm they have inflicted upon you or a loved one.

It is important to keep in mind that Florida is a no-fault state. As a result, unless there is a permanent injury or a wrongful death, there is a limit to how much insurance will pay the victim of a truck accident. Insurance may only have to pay up to 80 percent of medical damages and 60 percent of lost wages. This illustrates the importance of having a personal injury lawyer on your side. With the help of a personal injury lawyer from Chanfrau & Chanfrau, you can receive the best possible settlement for your claim.

Communities We Serve

Our law firm is proud to serve the many friendly communities throughout Central Florida. From our offices in Daytona Beach and Palm Coast, we provide legal counsel to clients throughout greater Volusia County as well as our neighbors in the north in Flagler County. These communities include Beverly Beach, Bunnell, Flagler Beach, and Marineland. We also provide representation for those in the unincorporated communities of Andalusia, Bimini, Black Point, Bon Terra, Codys Corner, Deanville, Dupont, Espanola, Favoretta, Korona, Myrtle Island, Neoga, Painters Hill, Relay, Roy, St. John's Park, and Shell Bluff.

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"One of the Best Lawyers I've Ever Dealt With" More 5 Star Reviews

"Amanda and the Entire Staff are Excellent.  Answered all our questions and concerns within a matter of hours...always returned phone calls and emails. They kept us informed every step of the way.   I cant say enough about Amanda and Bill Jr.  They are Amazing and I highly Recommend them, all other Atty's need to take a page out of their book !!" Tracy Lynn Gravino, 2021

Sigfried's Auto Accident Story

Sigfried was involved in an auto accident where he suffered severe personal injuries. Due to the injuries sustained in his accident, Sigfried was unable to return to work as a police officer. The attorneys at Chanfrau & Chanfrau were able to secure maximum compensation for his injuries so that Sigfried could focus on his recovery.
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Chanfrau & Chanfrau

Chanfrau & Chanfrau has been serving Floridians in Daytona Beach and the surrounding areas since 1976. With three attorneys and two locations, we have the resources to help you after an accident or injury. We are proud of our many achievements, including inclusion in:

  • America's Top 100 Attorneys
  • The National Trial Attorneys Top 100 List
  • Florida Trend's Florida Legal Elite

For more information about our legal services, contact our firm online or call (386) 258-7313 today.

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