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 in Daytona Beach and Palm Coast, FL, can help you receive the justice you deserve.
Learn how our car accident attorneys advocate for the rights of accident victims...
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The car accident attorneys at the law firm of Chanfrau & Chanfrau in Daytona Beach and Palm Coast 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 us online or call:
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Best around!!! Roxie was amazing!!! They were professional, responsive, and friendly. The fact that they have been around for more than 30 years says enough. Thank you so much Chanfrau & Chanfrau and a personal thank you to Roxie who made me realize I made the right choice when I chose Chanfrau and Chanfrau.View On Google
I absolutely love them! It does not matter who you speak to when you call, the best is received every time. If you need effortless courtesy and professionalism than this is the firm for you! It really feels like you are a part of their team as you go through the process with your case, not like some number bounced around with little to no updates from your attorney. I couldn't be happier, thanks guys!View On Google
What to Do Following an Accident
Accident Victims Have Two Options following a Car Accident
The first step after most auto accidents is to try and obtain compensation from the insurance company. In most minor fender benders, either your provider or the provider of the other driver covers the cost of repairs and medical bills. However, insurance adjusters do not always offer a fair settlement. Our car accident lawyers will handle every aspect of your insurance claim.
Filing a Lawsuit
If your insurance refuses to pay or offers an unfairly low settlement, our team at Chanfrau & Chanfrau can help defend your rights. Our team of attorneys can negotiate with the provider or file a lawsuit against the other driver or party if they are found to be negligent and at fault. In some cases, a lawsuit is the only way to collect the amount of compensation you truly deserve.
Focus on Your Recovery
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 and Palm Coast, allow you to do just that.
Common Types of Car 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).
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.
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.
"Helped Me Every Step of the Way" More 5-Star Reviews
This law firm treats you like family, they have genuine concern for any physical or mental damage that affected you. 13 years ago I was in a bad accident and my mom hired Chanfrau on my behalf, I was young and had no idea what I was doing.... they helped me every step of the way and not just as an attorney, but helping me get through the "getting back to normal" process.View Full Review On Google
If you want a responsive respected firm that gets results then Chanfrau and Chanfrau is that team. The insurance company went from initially low balling our claim to tendering the full amount. Thank you Kelly for fighting for me while I focused on recuperating!View On Google
Car Accidents Can Have Devastating Consequences
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If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, the law firm of Chanfrau & Chanfrau can help you receive justice. Clients in Daytona Beach and Palm Coast can learn more during a free case evaluation at one of our conveniently located offices. Our car accident lawyers have been advocating for clients for over 40 years and can do the same for you.
To schedule a free consultation at our law offices, contact us online or call:
"Took Care of a Difficult Situation Very Swiftly"
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 recomendView On Google
Absolutely awesome. Amanda who worked on my case, made everything so easy and simple to understand. She took care of a difficult situation very swiftly and quickly. If god forbid I'm ever in an accident again I will definitely be turning to Chanfrau & Chanfrau for help. I didn't know where to even begin with the insurance paperwork and medical billing and Amanda took care of everything for me. Thanks guys!View On Google
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 percent 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, but 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 pushy insurance adjusters, our car accident attorneys can fight to defend your rights in order to cover your accident-related expenses.
Get the Resources You Need
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 your need to make a full recovery. We are also focused on holding the responsible party accountable for their actions. The team at Chanfrau & Chanfrau fights hard for our clients and can do the same for you and your family.
"Were Able to Recover More Money Than What I Expected"
Everyone I met and spoke with at the Daytona Beach office are the nicest ,most caring and professional people I ever met . Kelly and Twili treats you like family and acted as a family unit in helping me and my family through a difficult time and I am happy I entrusted them with my case because i didn't only gain a lawyer ,I also gain family that took time out to know me and my family and did everything they could to help us . I will always recommend them to anyone I meet needing legal counsel and I know they will provide the council and serviceView On Google
They were very informative and were able to recover more money than what I expected on my lawsuit I would recommend chanfrau and chanfrau for anyone with a personal injury claim. When I walked in for my final appointment I was surprised to the point that I was in tears for the amount that was recovered for me. They're very energetic and enthusiastic about their customers and clients and they fight aggressively to get your lawsuit to come to a head and to be finalized in a timely manner.View On Google
Determining Fault Understanding "Pure Comparative Fault"
Following a serious car crash, it is important to keep in mind that 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 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. Depending on the amount of responsibility attributed to you, your compensation will be adjusted to reflect your percentage of fault.
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 insurance companies do not consider so that our clients can receive the compensation they need to move on with their lives.
We Work Carefully to Compile Evidence
Conducting an Investigation
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.
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.
Helping Victims of DUI Accidents
Crashes involving DUI (driving under the influence) can have an especially damaging and life-changing impact on victims. Our 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. By pursuing appropriate damages for your injuries, we can hold negligent drivers accountable for the harm they cause.
To schedule your free case review at our offices in Daytona Beach and Palm Coast, contact us online or call:
"Willing to Go above and beyond to Help the Client"
Kelly and Laura get the best results while making it a pleasant experience! I recently settled my case for high six figures! Kelly and Laura also got my family 6 figures policy limits and also go her the limits on the uninsured motorist. I had a prior injury as well so don't believe nay sayers that you can't get anything if you have had a prior injury. Kelly and Laura are aggressive with the insurance company and they will get you the best results!View Full Review On Google
This firm is willing to go above and beyond to help the client, they have helped me and would 100% recommend them. Amanda is amazing and goes above and beyond to do her job. All staff are very friendly and polite.View On Google
Other Communities We Serve
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"Immediately Knew I Was in the Best Hands"
Very professional and proactive. Very pleasant to deal with and have fair prices. Get results a lot faster than if you chose a larger firm. They are dedicated and seem to really care about clients.View On Google
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!View Review On Google