Car Accident Lawyers

Each year, too many Palm Coast, FL, area residents and visitors are involved in motor vehicle accidents that cause injury and death.

Serious car accidents often occur on I-95 and A1A where high speeds and heavy traffic can create dangerous situations.

Learn how the car accident lawyers can help victims obtain compensation for current and future losses...

Motor Vehicle Accident Statistics in Flagler County

Here, we have posted auto accident statistics for Flagler County, providing insight into the types of crashes that occur in in Flagler and Palm Coast. This data is from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles' Traffic Crash Facts Annual Report for 2018. The number of accidents and injuries increased in 2018 compared to 2017, but fatalities decreased.

Crash by Vehicle Type

Type of Crash 2018 2017 % Change 3-year Avg.
Total Crashes 1,279 1,190 7.48% 1,214
Total Fatalities 15 33 -54.55% 24
Total Injuries 847 806 5.09% 827
Property Damage 692 631 9.67% 639
Motorcycle Crashes 47 58 -18.97% 58
Motorcycle Fatalities 2 7 -71.43% 5
Motorcycle Injuries 50 55 -9.09% 58
Pedestrian Crashes 30 25 20.00% 29
Pedestrian Fatalities 2 2 0.00% 3
Pedestrian Injuries 21 17 23.53% 19
Bicyclist Crashes 22 16 37.50% 21
Bicyclist Fatalities
0 1 -100.00% 1
Bicyclist Injuries 22 16 37.50% 20
CMV Crashes 177 128 38.28% 143
CMV Fatalities 2 2 0.00% 2
CMV Injuries 47 36 30.56% 40

*Commercial motor vehicle

Auto Accidents Involving Younger Drivers

Age Group Type of Crash 2018 2017 % Change 3-year Avg.
15-17 Drivers in Crashes 75 69 8.70% 67
15-17 Driver Fatalities 0 0 0.00% 0
15-17 Driver Injuries 19 19 0.00% 19
18-20 Drivers in Crashes 176 157 12.10% 167
18-20 Driver Fatalities 0 1 -100.00% 0
18-20 Driver Injuries 45 47 -4.26% 49
21-24 Drivers in Crashes 178 141 26.24% 160
21-24 Driver Fatalities 0 1 -100.00% 1
21-24 Driver Injuries 39 45 -13.33% 45

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W. M. Chanfrau, Sr., William Chanfrau, Jr., and Kelly Chanfrau

If you or a loved one have been involved in a car crash in which the other driver was at fault, a car accident attorney at Chanfrau & Chanfrau can help you hold them responsible. In the last four decades, we have secured settlement amounts of over $400 million for our clients. W. M. Chanfrau, Sr., William Chanfrau, Jr., and Kelly Chanfrau have deep roots in the community and settle for nothing less than full compensation for accident victims.

We have office locations in Daytona Beach and Palm Coast, making us easily accessible to people from Flagler County, Volusia County, and surrounding areas. We also provide legal guidance to visitors to the area. You can request a complimentary consultation by contacting us online or calling us at:

(386) 258-7313

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Layne Smith

2017

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During a very stressful time after my car accident, Laura and Bill from Chanfrau & Chanfrau were so incredibly professional, compassionate, and knowledgeable. They worked diligently toward my case and were able to give me guidance and comfort every step of the way. No matter how small my concern, they addressed it promptly and seamlessly. I felt a great amount of peace knowing that they were there to defend me on my behalf no matter what was thrown my way. I would highly recommend Chanfrau & Chanfrau to anyone.

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Timothy Alderson

2016

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My case has now been settled, and my life has been legitimately changed for the better due to the tremendous efforts of Chanfrau & Chanfrau...Above and beyond is an understatement. Should I ever need legal representation in the future, there is no doubt that I would go straight to Chanfrau & Chanfrau, and I advise anyone reading this to do the same. There is no one higher recommended in my book. Thank you, Chanfrau & Chanfrau!

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$2,500,000 Motorcycle Accident Settlement

Our attorneys obtained a $2.5 million (Policy Limits) settlement for a car accident case in which our client that sustained multiple bodily injuries. The victim was a passenger on a motorcycle that slid under another motor vehicle. This settlement helped cover losses such as medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Common Causes of Car Accidents

The busy roadways that travel through Palm Coast place both commuters and visitors at risk of being involved in a serious accident. In addition, a number of other factors can further increase your risk, including: 

Line of traffic

Increased Traffic on Roadways

As a city that has seen its population nearly triple in under 15 years, Palm Coast has more drivers on the road than ever before. Tens of thousands of residents use the city’s residential streets, boulevards, state roads, and interstate highways to commute and travel every day. As the largest city in Flagler County, Palm Coast is frequented by visitors passing through, as well. Seated in the heart of the greater Deltona–Daytona Beach–Ormond Beach metropolitan area, many drivers pass through Palm Coast on their way to various points in northeastern Florida.

Car driving next to truck on highway

The Influence of Trucking

Residents and tourists alike travel I-95, the large interstate freeway that connects Maine to Miami. A large number of semis transporting goods through the area puts drivers at risk of being involved in trucking accidents. In fact, the number of commercial vehicle accidents increased each year from 2016 to 2018 in Flagler, according to the FLHSMV report. Speeding, texting, working long hours, and fatigue can result in collisions. These behaviors can have serious consequences, particularly given the amount of traffic on I-95, A1A, and other roads in our area.

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Drunk Driving

Despite laws prohibiting drinking and driving, drivers all too often get behind the wheel after they have consumed alcohol. Unfortunately, local residents are not immune to this problem. In late 2017, for example, a drunk driver lost control of his car on A1A, slammed into a tree, and killed the passenger.

Driver looking at phone

Distracted Driving

Using a cellphone while driving is also a common cause of accidents. Even brief moments of inattention can result in a car crash. Distracted behaviors other drivers may engage in include adjusting controls, talking with passengers, eating, and drinking, all of which make driving more dangerous.

What to Do after an Accident

$1,500,000 Trucking Accident Settlement

The car accident lawyers of Chanfrau & Chanfrau, with offices in Daytona Beach and Palm Coast, secured a $1.5 million settlement for a client that suffered bodily injuries that involved an under-ride auto accident.

Why Choose Our Attorneys for Help with Your Case

We Fight for a Safer Community

The car accident attorneys at Chanfrau & Chanfrau have deep roots in the area extending for generations. We fight for safer roadways and justice for car accident victims. Serving the area since 1976, our personal injury firm remains committed to assisting those who have been hurt due to another person or party’s negligent actions.

We Gather Evidence to Support Your Case

When filing a car accident claim, we will review police reports, witness testimonies, medical records, photographic or video evidence, and more to ensure all relevant facts are gathered. Using this information, we will make the strongest case possible to obtain compensation for current and future losses relating to the accident.

We Have a History of Positive Settlements and Verdicts

We have obtained settlement amounts of more than $400 million for medical bills and other damages. Some of the positive awards we have obtained in Flagler County include a $325,000 settlement for injuries sustained in a rear end collision and a $750,000 (Policy Limits) award for a trucking accident that caused jaw and spinal injuries.

Clients "Absolutely Recommend" Our Firm

"I would absolutely recommend Chanfrau & Chanfrau. After my car accident I had no clue where to begin. I went and met with attorney Willam Chanfrau Jr. and immediately knew I was in the best hands. He has a passion for what he does and it truly shows. He sincerely just wants to help get the best results possible for his clients and would not accept anything less!" Mechelle Rhodes - 5-star Google Review

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Team at Chanfrau & Chanfrau

Left to right: William M. Chanfrau Jr., Kelly Chanfrau, and W.M. Chanfrau, Sr.

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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