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Car Accident Lawyer

Even a minor car crash can leave you shaken and wondering what to do next. You may be facing a personal injury, property damage, or worse.

The car accident lawyers at Chanfrau & Chanfrau help accident victims achieve the justice they deserve.

Learn how our car accident attorneys in Daytona Beach, FL, can advocate for your rights and help you collect maximum compensation.

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If you or someone you love has been in a car accident, now is the time to talk to an attorney. If we take your case, we can immediately start collecting evidence and preparing to collect maximum restitution on your behalf. Your case review is free, and you won't owe us a penny unless and until we win your case.

"I truly enjoy helping people." Hear From Car Accident Attorney William M. Chanfrau, Jr.

William M. Chanfrau, Jr. is an auto accident attorney who can help you recover compensation for injuries, lost wages, and medical bills. Our attorneys have been handling these cases for over 20 years. We love helping clients recover and resume their lives as close to normal as possible.

Discuss Your Case With a Lawyer

The car accident attorneys at our law office in Daytona Beach and Orange City have incredible resources at our disposal. Our team can call upon experts in accident reconstruction to identify the responsible parties and hold them accountable.

To schedule a free consultation with a car accident lawyer, contact our Daytona Beach practice online or call:

(386) 258-7313

"Came through for me in my moment of need." Read 5-Star Reviews for Our Daytona Beach Law Firm

Our injury lawyers are here to help you and your family achieve justice.


Cathy Moutsopoulos

Daytona Beach, FL


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Thank you to Kelly Chanfrau and her team at Chanfrau & Chanfrau. You and your team came through for me in my moment of need. I’m always the one giving help - never asking for it. Everyone went above and beyond on so many levels. Professional, kind, thorough and personable. Highly recommend. Thank you so much. 5⭐️

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Kim Bontempo

Daytona Beach, FL


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Mr Chanfrau and his staff are great to work with . They represented our family more than once . Highly recommend to anyone looking for an attorney

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Fun, Sun, Excitement, and Traffic

Daytona Beach is a small town of about 73,000 that is a world-famous destination for NASCAR, Daytona Bike Week, and Spring Break. These and other exciting festivities draw more than 9 million visitors to Daytona Beach each year. Tourism is essential to Daytona Beach's economy, but it also brings considerable traffic spikes that inevitably increase the risk of car accidents.

Whether you call Daytona Beach home or suffered a car accident while visiting, Chanfrau & Chanfrau is prepared to help you collect restitution for your losses.

Daytona Bike Week Poses Significant Dangers on Our Roadways

69 people were sent to the hospital in the first five days of Daytona Bike Week 2023. 20 of these people were critically injured.

Common Causes of Car Crashes

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Impaired Driving

Approximately 37 people die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver each day in the United States. There are strict laws in place regarding the use of drugs and alcohol while driving because intoxication due to alcohol or drugs can severely impair a person's motor skills and cognitive functions. 

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Reckless Driving

Drivers without regard for the safety of others often lead to a car crash injury. Year after year, speeding and reckless driving continue to be two of the most common causes of car accidents. As speed increases, so do the distances needed to brake effectively. A speeding motorist also has less time to react to an incident on the road. 

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Distracted Driving

Distracted driving poses a grave risk to other motorists, as well as pedestrians and bicyclists. In fact, distracted driving can be as dangerous as driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Drivers often fail to recognize that phones, passengers, and eating while driving can result in a crash that leads to a car accident claim. 

Focus on Your Recovery While We Fight for the Justice You Deserve

The law firm of Chanfrau & Chanfrau takes care of every aspect of your car accident case so that you can work on getting back to living life. It takes time to come back from a traumatic car crash, and accident victims need to give themselves the care needed to fully recover from any injuries. Our car accident lawyers, with offices in Daytona Beach, DeLand, and Palm Coast, allow you to do just that. You won't have to deal with the insurance company or anyone else because we will take care of these interactions, protecting your best interests every step of the way.

To learn more about The Chanfrau Difference and how our car accident attorneys can help you and your family, schedule a free case review by contacting us online or by calling our practice serving Greater Daytona Beach:

(386) 258-7313

"My voice was heard!"

The injury lawyers at Chanfrau & Chanfrau will be strong advocates for you.


Terry Welker

Daytona Beach, FL


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My experience with Chanfrau & Chanfrau was a long and hard journey. From the beginning, which started over two years ago, to the final settlement. I could tell from the first appointment that I could trust Bill Chanfrau Jr., Amanda Brown and the Chanfrau team. Being a Vietnam Vet, that does not come easy. As time went on I could see that this law firm represented honesty, integrity and professionalism. The team was diligent and courteous and treated me like family. At the end Bill Chanfrau Jr. kept all his promises to me and they exceeded my expectations. I would highly recommend Chanfrau & Chanfrau Law Firm to anyone.

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Daytona Beach, FL


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I want to give the GREATEST appreciation to the BEST law firm that I have encountered in Daytona Beach Florida. The whole team- Melanie, Diahana, and Kelley herself, made my injustice a little bit better on my heart. Not only did they get my case settled in a timely order, these ladies went above and beyond to make sure that I was cared for correctly. My voice was heard! That was one of the most amazing things that I could do not only for myself, but for others that have or will encounter any future injustices. Again, thank you so much for your time, your concern, and for being an advocate for me. Great job and I would recommend this law firm to anyone seeking justice!

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Common Types of Car Accidents

An auto accident can happen in an instant but the long-term consequences can be life-changing. Whether you or a loved one had been involved with a single-vehicle collision or a multiple-vehicle accident, our compassionate Daytona Beach car accident lawyers will handle everything. We will deal with the insurance company and conduct our own independent investigations to ensure you have a strong case.

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Single-Vehicle Accidents

In a single-vehicle accident, there is just one party involved (although he or she may have passengers). Examples of single-vehicle incidents include motorists hitting stationary objects (such as light poles) or veering off of the road. Although motorists in such scenarios are typically considered at fault, it may be possible to apply partial or complete fault on mechanical failure or municipal negligence (such as inadequate signage or poor road conditions).

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Multiple Vehicle Accidents

As the term implies, multi-vehicle collisions involve two or more motorists. Typically, multi-vehicle accidents consist of two motorists in a head-on, rear-end, or side-impact crash. Common examples include collisions involving illegal left turns, motorists crossing through red lights, and motorists who fail to stop in time. By determining fault–which can be quite complicated in these cases–we are able to help ensure motorists are justly compensated for losses.

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Commercial Vehicle Collisions

Collisions between cars and commercial trucks can often be devastating, as the weight differential between the two is usually significant. In all cases involving commercial collisions, our team will work to assess whether professional negligence has occurred. If you or someone you love has been involved in a crash with a commercial vehicle, a personal injury attorney from Chanfrau & Chanfrau can help your family recover.

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Our injury lawyers are ready to help you collect. While you focus on healing, your car accident lawyer will deal directly with the other driver's insurance company to make sure you collect nothing less than what you need and deserve.

Jason Brezee

Palm Coast, FL


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Kelly Chanfrau will forever change your perspective of what a lawyer is. Kelly Chanfrau made me feel like part of the family. She handled my case with the most professionalism, compassion, sincerity, but most of all her fight for justice!! She always made me feel as though I was her only client that she had at the time. She always kept me well informed and explained in details the technical, legal aspects of my case We cannot forget her team of rockstars who always kept me informed consistently and was always there to take my phone calls no matter when I called. Shout out to Melanie and Diana thank you all so much for everything.

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Rose Williams

Palm Coast, FL


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I chose Chanfrau and Chanfrau because of the reviews I read about the company. . After my initial visit I immediately knew I chose the right attorney's to represent me. I am so glad that I chose Chanfrau and Chanfrau as they were honest, caring and informed me about procedure and how the law works. What I liked most was that they kept me informed every step of the way. I knew exactly what was going on and was involved in my case. I made informed decisions with the help of Greg Olsen and Lori MacNamara. I was never left in the dark. I would recommend Chanfrau and Chanfrau for your personal injury needs

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Car Accidents Can Have Devastating Consequences

Other Common Types of Car Accidents

Rear-End Accidents

Rear-end accidents are very common. These incidents take place when one car collides with the rear of the car in front of it. Rear-end accidents often occur at intersections, traffic signals, and other places where traffic is slowed. Common causes of rear-end crashes include distracted driving, tailgating, excessive speeding, and driving while intoxicated.

Head-On Accidents

The momentum of a vehicle traveling at high speeds is tremendous, and can easily cause injury or death when it impacts another vehicle. Head-on collisions are very serious and can lead to catastrophic injuries such as traumatic brain injury, paralysis, and death. The causes are varied and can include distracted driving, driving under the influence, and poor road conditions.

Side-Impact Collisions

Also known as “T-Bone accidents,” side-impact collisions are highly dangerous. These wrecks often occur when a driver with a green light passes through an intersection and is broadsided in the intersection by another motorist running a red light. Traffic light failures can confuse drivers and lead to these accidents as well. Generally, liability in these cases hinges on who had the right of way. 

Tire Blowouts

Tires can be damaged by road debris, potholes, and tire defects. That said, most blowouts are avoidable with proper precautionary care such as checking for signs of wear and tear, as well as monitoring tire pressure. Common causes of tire blowouts include underinflated tires, lack of maintenance, manufacturing defects, and overloading.

Rollover Accidents

Rollovers occur when a car loses control and ends up rolling over. Although these scenarios usually just involve a single vehicle, fault can depend on the driver’s attentiveness to the conditions of the road, the way the vehicle was manufactured, and other factors. In addition, SUVs are most prone to rollovers because they have a high center of gravity. 

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If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, an injury lawyer with the law firm of Chanfrau & Chanfrau can help you receive justice. Clients in Daytona Beach can learn more during a free case evaluation. 

Our car accident lawyers have been advocating for clients for more than 40 years. We have secured over a half billion in verdicts and settlements on behalf of Floridians like you.

To schedule a free consultation at our law offices serving Greater Daytona Beach, contact us online or call:

(386) 258-7313

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Florida Insurance Requirements

Florida law dictates that before a vehicle with at least four wheels can be registered, drivers must show proof of Personal Injury Protection (PIP) and Property Damage Liability (PDL) insurance. A minimum of $10,000 in PIP and $10,000 in PDL is required before the state will issue valid registration. In a crash, PIP covers 80% of all medical expenses that result from injury up to $10,000, as long as it is considered an emergency. If not, only $2,500 will be covered. PDL comes into effect if another person's property is damaged during a car crash.

This means that liability insurance is not immediately a factor. It also means that an initial settlement may not be more than your PIP insurance limit. If you are unhappy with your initial settlement offer or would like to avoid having to deal with a pushy insurance company, our car accident attorneys can fight to defend your rights in order to cover your accident-related expenses.

Secure the Resources You Need to Recover

If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident due to the negligence of another driver, it is important to seek medical attention. Your well-being comes first, and we want to make sure you receive the medical care you need to make a full recovery. We are also focused on holding the responsible party accountable for their actions. The law firm of Chanfrau & Chanfrau fights hard for our clients and can do the same for you and your family.

To schedule a free case review at one of our convenient offices in Daytona Beach, DeLand, and Palm Coast, contact our injury lawyers online or call:

(386) 258-7313

"Signing with Chanfrau & Chanfrau  was the best decision I made."


C Bauer

Daytona Beach, FL


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Signing with Chanfrau & Chanfrau was the best decision I made. In getting into a car accident your not in the best headspace, fortunately I found this firm. Their entire team is very professional and go above and beyond in doing what's best for you. Huge shout out to Kim, she has taken the time to listen to all the medical concerns and I can tell that she truly cares.. If you want a great experience and an amazing outcome this firm is where you need to go!!

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Richard Fagan

Daytona Beach, FL


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I did not know what to expect from Chanfrau & Chanfrau. I was pleasantly surprised when we started on my case. the whole team was wonderful. They totally took over everything. THere was not a lot for me to do since they had everything covered. A great law firm. Thank you so much

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Understanding "Pure Comparative Fault" Florida's Rule for Determining Compensation

Florida follows what is known as a pure comparative fault system. This means that the court takes into account the amount of responsibility attributed to each driver in a car crash. In other words, even if the court determines you share a portion of fault for an incident, you may still be able to collect compensation for damages and injuries. Your compensation will be adjusted to reflect the percentage of fault attributed to you.

This underscores the importance of hiring a car accident lawyer. When you hire the law firm of Chanfrau & Chanfrau to represent you, our car accident lawyers will conduct a thorough investigation in order to determine liability. Our investigations take into account factors that an insurance company will not consider so that our clients can receive the compensation they need to move on with their lives.

We Work Carefully to Compile Evidence

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The primary concern our law firm addresses in cases involving multi-vehicle collisions involves assessing liability. Whether you have suffered an injury or the wrongful death of a loved one, we are here to protect your rights.

Conducting an Investigation

At the law firm of Chanfrau & Chanfrau, we have all the necessary resources to fully investigate the contributing factors in your motor vehicle accident. Our car accident lawyers will take several steps such as:

Working with Experts

The team of attorneys at Chanfrau & Chanfrau has been investigating motor vehicle accidents of all kinds for decades. To ensure we have the information needed to build a strong case, we will work with accident reconstruction experts, forensics experts, local law enforcement officials, and witnesses to accurately reconstruct the scene and determine the cause.

Establishing Negligence

All motorists have a responsibility towards other drivers on the road. It is important to remember that driving is a privilege, not a right, and there is a strict standard of behavior and duty that motorists are expected to follow. This includes obeying all traffic laws, driving in a generally safe and reasonable manner, driving for the conditions, and driving only when sober and cognizant of one's surroundings.

Determining Whether the Other Driver Was Impaired

If a motorist drives while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, it can greatly impair his or her ability to react to external hazards and maintain control over the vehicle. If it can be shown that a crash involved an individual who was driving under the influence, negligence can easily be established. If a motorist was driving under the influence of alcohol, then he or she can be held liable for your damages and more. 

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Helping Victims of DUI Accidents

Crashes involving DUI (driving under the influence) can have an especially damaging and life-changing impact on victims. Often, they result in wrongful deathOur attorneys can establish negligence and secure the full compensation you deserve so you can begin healing.

If you or someone you love was involved in a motor vehicle accident as a result of a drunk driver's recklessness, we encourage you to consult with a DUI accident lawyer from our law firm. Our team has a wealth of experience handling these types of cases and can advise you of your rights and recommend a course of action. 

We Hold Impaired Drivers Accountable

Being involved in an auto accident with an impaired driver can leave you feeling helpless. Fortunately, our team of car accident lawyers is here to provide compassionate counsel and representation to clients throughout central Florida

For over four decades, our attorneys have held intoxicated drivers responsible for their actions in car accidents. Our law firm can hold negligent drivers accountable for the harm they cause by pursuing appropriate damages for your injuries. In the tragic event that an impaired driver's negligence resulted in wrongful death, we are prepared to pursue maximum compensation on your behalf.

To schedule your free case review at our law offices in Daytona Beach, DeLand, or Palm Coast, contact our law firm online or call:

(386) 258-7313

"Chanfrau and Chanfrau was awesome... They were attentive, easy to contact, and courteous."


mary stolpmann

Daytona Beach, FL


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Chanfrau and Chanfrau were awesome with my case. They were attentive, easy to contact, and courteous throughout this whole process. Really appreciate them taking my case and doing there do diligence to help me. Thank you Chanfrau and Chanfrau

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Edwin Best


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Extraordinary is the best descriptor of the services I received from Chanfrau & Chanfrau!  Bill Jr. and his entire team of professionals and staff not only handled my cases (2 MVA) but made it their task to be sure I was well and cared for by knowledgeable professionals outside the firm.  Bill, Laura, Ashley and all involved earn my gratitude and praise!  I strongly encourage anyone in need of legal services to contact them.

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Other Communities Our Law Firm Serves


As a growing residential area, tourist destination, and college town, DeLand is developing busier streets. In recent years, car accidents have claimed many victims because of distracted, negligent, and drunk driving. If you have been injured in a wreck in DeLand, our team can secure reparations.

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Port Orange

If you have been injured in a car accident in Port Orange, FL, a dedicated car accident attorney can represent you and seek maximum compensation for your losses. We can establish third-party negligence and pursue restitution above and beyond your insurance limit.

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Palm Coast

Although published data shows the frequency of car accidents in the county has dropped in recent years, fatalities continue to rise. If you have been hurt in the Palm Coast area, trust our attorneys to handle your case so that you and your family can focus on healing and recovery.

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Flagler Beach

Dangerous roadways in Flagler Beach and Flagler County include A1A, State Road 100, and U.S. 1. Whether car crashes occur due to simple inattention or more reckless acts, such as drivers abusing alcohol, our attorneys can stand by your side when you need it most. 

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As the county seat, Bunnell sees its fair share of traffic. Catastrophic injuries and even fatalities too often affect residents or drivers simply passing through. Allow our team to take on the legal burden so that you and your family can focus on returning to a sense of normalcy.

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New Smyrna Beach

Like all communities along the beach in Volusia County, New Smyrna Beach experiences large volumes of traffic due to the area's recreation and proximity to major tourist draws. We help residents of New Smyrna Beach collect compensation when negligence results in crashes.

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My case was recently settled and I was very pleased with the outcome. I really enjoyed working with Bill, Jr., his paralegal Laura, and his legal assistant Ashley. They were all very nice and very available and easy to work with. It was clear that they had my best interest in mind...not just the settlement, but my health as well. I highly recommend them.

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Kelly Chanfrau has been my attorney for over seven years.  Kelly and her firm has gone above and beyond the call of duty to fight for my rights and to protect my dignity and overall respect in the workplace.  I strongly recommend Chanfrau and Chanfrau.

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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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