A DeLand Car Accident Lawyer Serving Your Best Interests

Car accidents can have long-term repercussions due to injuries and other costly losses.

Despite the fact that DeLand, FL, is a small town, there is a relatively high number of traffic collisions each year.

A car accident lawyer at Chanfrau & Chanfrau can help you seek justice if you or a loved one suffered injuries in a car accident...

Involved in an Auto Accident? Here's What to Do Next

Remain at the Scene

Do not leave until the authorities arrive. Doing so can make your accident look like a hit and run.

Call the Police

To file a police report, call the local police department. If there are injuries, call for medical personnel.

Trade Information

To make a car accident claim, you will need the other driver's name, contact details, and insurance information.

Take Photos

If it is safe to do so, take pictures at the scene of the accident. Be sure to include pictures of property damage or injuries.

Don't Apologize

Many accident victims feel compelled to say sorry, even if the accident was not their fault. However, this can be perceived as an admission of guilt, so do not apologize to the other driver.

Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer

It is vital to reach out to a car accident attorney as soon as you have contacted the police and have received medical attention. A car accident lawyer can determine whether you have a valid case and help you gather relevant evidence.

Contact the DeLand Car Accident Lawyers at Chanfrau & Chanfrau

Car accidents often leave families with overwhelming medical bills and other difficulties. If you or a family member has been involved in an auto accident, you should contact the car accident attorneys at Chanfrau & Chanfrau as soon as possible.

We have two personal injury law offices located within a short drive of DeLand, FL. If you cannot leave your home or hospital room, we can come to you. To find out if you have a personal injury claim, request your free consultation online or call our Daytona Beach location at:

(386) 258-7313


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I must say what a wonderful experience I had with Chanfrau & Chanfrau. They truly care about the individual not just the case itself. I had a four year long case and not once did I have to contact them about what was going on with my case. Their communication whether it was by phone or email was great. I was always in the loop as to what was happening so far. They answered all my questions and put my concerns at ease. They were kind and thoughtful. Very professional as well. I was more than pleased with the outcome of the case. I appreciate everything they did and highly recommend Chanfrau & Chanfrau. The atmosphere in the office was even delightful. Everyone was always polite and made sure I was assisted promptly. You will not be disappointed. 

Thank you Bill, Greg, and Jessica. :)

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Chanfrau & Chanfrau is a family practice where you get the time and attention you deserve. They were both helpful and professional. When I was hit by a drunk driver they navigated in every way to ensure that I was reimbursed for my lost wages and my vehicle completely fixed. Thank you all for your time and dedication. Would highly recomend

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"I Truly Enjoy What I Do." Attorney William Chanfrau, Jr. explains what to do if you have been in an accident, and why he has dedicated his career to helping victims.

Driving in DeLand

With a busy downtown boulevard and many frequently traveled intersecting streets, residents and visitors alike make their way through the city every day. Economic development and a growing population within the city and Volusia County as a whole are contributing to more drivers on the road.

The Downtown DeLand Historic District, Garden District, and MainStreet community are popular destinations for those who wish to explore the city. The restored Athens Theatre as well as numerous art galleries, parks, restaurants, and shops also draw many visitors to town, often by car.

Thousands of Auto Accidents Take Place in Volusia County Each Year

According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, there were thousands of car accident cases in Volusia County in 2018:

Total Crashes  9,967
Total Fatalities 106 
Total Injuries 6,657

If the negligence or wrongdoing of another driver caused you to become injured or disabled, or if a loved one was killed due to another driver's actions, our personal injury attorneys can help you achieve justice.

Common Causes of Local Car Accidents

Busy Roadways

Many individuals find themselves driving on local highways to get to and from popular destinations such as Daytona Beach, Disneyland, and the beaches. Interstate 4 runs along the outskirts of DeLand and can be used to reach Orlando and Tampa. State Routes 17 and 92 also run through the city. With high speeds and an increasing number of drivers, it is virtually inevitable that some will fall victim to collisions. 

Alcohol Use 

While DeLand is family-oriented and features a strong sense of community, there are some individuals who risk the lives of others when driving. In 2018, Volusia County had 122 confirmed auto accidents involving alcohol. Unfortunately, 59 injuries and seven fatalities occurred as a result.

Drug Use

During 2018, many accidents in Volusia County were also linked to drug use. Of the 16 confirmed drug-related car crashes, there were 12 reported fatalities and 14 confirmed injuries.

Reckless Driving

Distracted drivers and speeding drivers are also responsible for many car crashes. Each year, there are several high-impact crashes that lead to the loss of too many community members.

DeLand Drivers Aren't the Only Ones in Danger

Pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists, and other non-motorists can also fall victim to crashes. 

In 2018, Volusia County reported concerning numbers for:

How Our Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help

Build Your Case

Our dedicated team of personal injury attorneys, paralegals, and legal assistants can work together to collect information such as medical records, accident reports, documentation of expenses, and more. With extensive knowledge of Florida laws and the nuances of personal injury cases, you can trust that we will handle your case with the utmost attention and compassion.

Focus on Your Recovery

We understand the overwhelming nature of unexpected injuries, and we believe your priority should be your recovery. Let our personal injury team provide the legal support you need during this difficult time to help you move forward. As a smaller, community-focused law firm, we are able to provide the personalized service that car accident victims and their families need. 

Stand Up to Insurance Companies

Your personal injury lawyer can also help you navigate sensitive conversations with insurance companies and negotiate on your behalf. We are also ready to provide aggressive representation in court if a settlement cannot be reached. Our car accident attorneys will work tirelessly to help you secure compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and other costs attributed to your accident. 

Two Law Office Locations
Near DeLand

Chanfrau & Chanfrau is a law firm that has two office locations in Daytona Beach and Palm Coast.

Our Daytona Beach, FL, office is located a short 30-minute drive from DeLand. If you prefer to take the inland scenic route through the Heart Island Conservation area, our Palm Coast law office is also under an hour away. 

If you are injured, hospitalized, or immobilized due to your car accident, our personal injury attorneys can also come to you. 

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Can You Afford an Attorney?

We believe innocent victims deserve restitution for their losses. As such, our car accident lawyers strive to provide the highest quality legal representation on a contingency fee basis for all personal injury cases. This means: 

  • You do not pay attorney fees upfront 
  • You only pay if we are able to recover compensation in your case

cynthia rittler


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I never needed a personal injury lawyer before. I was hurt and confused and was immediately put at ease by Bill Jr and his wonderful staff. From Dee who runs the front desk to Ashley and Laura who answered my countless questions. I highly recommend the family of Chanfrau and Chanfrau for your personal injury if you have been injured.

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Leigh Penick


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Everyone was super nice and friendly.  I was unsure what to do but the Chanfrau and Chanfrau Team were great.  They helped make sure the other driver’s insurance gave me a fair settlement.  I would recommend them to anyone and if I needed an attorney again I would definitely use their services

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Attorneys at Chanfrau & Chanfrau

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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