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Car Accident Lawyers Serving DeLand

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 Our DeLand Car Accident Lawyers Chanfrau & Chanfrau Is Here to Help

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:


Car Accident Lawyers Who Truly Care


Jennifer Soos


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We have worked with Chanfrau and Chanfrau for many years, after a very good friend (and highly respected attorney) recommended them to us after an accident. Everyone there is more like family to us now and we are so grateful to them for everything. If you are looking for someone to genuinely care about you, your family, and your case, then you can stop scrolling. Chanfrau and Chanfrau is the one to call… right now! You will be so glad you did.

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Dixie Gilbert-Holt


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Chanfrau and Chanfrau Are the best law firm in the area. They are profession but have the kindest and friendliest staff. Bill Jr and his staff put me at ease and they truly were concerned about not only my physical health but my mental health also. They always answered all of my questions. No matter how trivial. It can be a nerve racking process when you have been in an accident but they got me the best Doctors and made sure I was taking care of. I cannot say enough good things about Chanfrau and Chanfrau. 

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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 2020:

Total Crashes  9,141
Total Fatalities 137
Total Injuries 6,271

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 2020, Volusia County had 117 confirmed auto accidents involving alcohol. Unfortunately, 66 injuries and 14 fatalities occurred as a result.

Drug Use

During 2020, many accidents in Volusia County were also linked to drug use. Of the 17 confirmed drug-related car crashes, there were 18 confirmed injuries and 18 confirmed fatalities. 

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.

Dealing With Insurance Companies

It is important that you understand insurance companies are not on your side. Their adjuster's goal is to protect the insurance company's bottom line, not your interests. They may reach out to you in an effort to obtain information the insurance company can use to minimize your claim.

Resist the Pressure to Settle Quickly

Insurance companies could also pressure you into accepting a quick settlement. While this can be tempting, you should refuse their offer and allow our car accident lawyers to handle your case. We will seek the maximum compensation possible for your car accident.

Let Your Car Accident Lawyer
Communicate with Insurance Reps

The number one tip for dealing with insurance companies is to direct all questions to your car accident lawyer. Our car accident attorneys understand what to say, what not to say, and how to represent your rights.

If you are contacted prior to hiring us as your car accident lawyers, you should remain polite, not speak about the details of your car accident, and tell them you want no further contact. 

Compassionate Advocates For Car Accident Victims


Petrina Onwuemeli


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They along with their team assisted me in getting the best care for my accident injuries. They truly do care about their clients. My family has been using this law firm for over 25 years. They are fair, professional and hardworking individuals! I highly recommend this firm! God bless each and everyone of them!

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Jena Peruche


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I can't say enough about this firm. They literally dropped everything to be there for me when I needed them the most. From D, who answered the phone, to Roxie and Bill, who made me feel like I was their only client and all of their focus was on me and my case! If you're looking for a firm that makes you feel like family, I'd highly recommend choosing Chanfrau & Chanfrau!

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Two Law Office Locations Near DeLand Chanfrau & Chanfrau Is Based in Daytona Beach and Palm Coast

Our Daytona Beach 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.

The personal injury attorneys of Chanfrau & Chanfrau will seek the maximum compensation you deserve. Contact us to request your free car accident consultation or give us a call today.

(386) 258-7313

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Chanfrau & Chanfrau has two convenient office locations: one in Daytona Beach and the other in Palm Coast.

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
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A Simple Way to Help Yourself
After Your Car Accident

You should attend all doctor's appointments, even if you don't feel severely injured at this time.

Car accident injuries are notoriously slow to fully develop. Seeing your doctor can ensure you receive proper medical treatment and can help us receive maximum compensation in your case. Documenting your injuries with official medical records can prove you are really hurt.

A lack of doctor's visits can be used by insurance companies to claim you were never physically hurt and your car accident only resulted in property damage.

More Rave Reviews for our Car Accident Attorneys


Nancy Escobar


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My experience with Chanfrau & Chanfrau was absolutely amazing. Kelly, and Dahiana were very understanding, professional, and very caring during my case. They worked so fast and was on top of every little thing. If I ever need a lawyer again, they will always be my first choice.

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Stephanie Vides


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I was highly referred to this firm and I couldn’t be anymore happier with the service provided. Thank you Kelly, Dahiana, and the team for all your hard work.

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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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