New Smyrna Beach Car Accident Lawyers
A car accident can change your life in an instant, leading to physical injury, medical bills, property damage, lost income, and worse.
Our compassionate car accident attorneys can help fight for your rights in personal injury and wrongful death auto accident cases.
The personal injury lawyers at Chanfrau & Chanfrau seek maximum compensation for car accident victims in New Smyrna Beach, FL, and beyond.
Meet Our Car Accident Lawyers
New Smyrna Beach Believes in Us
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.View on Google
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.View on Google
New Smyrna Beach Car Accident Attorneys
The family law firm of Chanfrau & Chanfrau has advocated for victims for over 40 years. Our team works tirelessly to secure justice and fair compensation for those who have suffered a personal injury in a car accident in New Smyrna Beach, FL. Our injury lawyers have established a firm that is big enough to serve you professionally, but small enough to give you the individual attention that you and your personal injury case deserve.
Our compassionate family law firm of injury attorneys provides free consultations for personal injury cases. One of our lawyers will review your case, determine if you have an injury claim, and guide you through the process step-by-step.
We also represent personal injury victims on a contingency basis. This means you do not have to pay us at all unless - and until - we win your case. To schedule a free consultation at our Daytona Beach or Palm Coast offices, contact us online or call:
Volusia County Car Accident Statistics
New Smyrna Beach is in Volusia County, home to Daytona Beach and a wealth of attractions that draw immense motor traffic. According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, Volusia County was the site of nearly 30,000 car crashes between 2018 and 2020. During this three-year period Volusia county had the following car accident averages:
9,747 – Total auto accidents
6,582 – Personal injuries
123 – Fatalities
Car Crashes Are a Known Issue in New Smyrna Beach
A single road, Orange Street in downtown New Smyrna Beach, saw 10 crashes during the first six months of 2022. Orange Street had been such a known risk that the city put up signs warning drivers of a "dangerous intersection." However, this signage did not seem to stop the consistent crashes.
The city has now turned Orange Street into a one-way between Washington Street and Mary Avenue in an attempt to stop the persistent crashes. City and state agencies have a duty to maintain safe roads. Our attorneys can look into the details of your crash and determine if the government is liable for damages in your case.
Another Great Review
For Our Personal Injury Attorneys
All the satff members worked diligently to help me with my case. They were very professional and kept me abreast of what was happening. Never having been involved with an injury lawsuit or any kind of lawsuit; I felt lost, but Bill Chanfrau Jr guided me through the process. In the end I received a very just settlement. I was very happy to find I had chosen a kind, understanding and ethical lawyer who fought long and hard for me. Barbara Melendez - 5 Star Google Review
A Family Law Firm
Protecting Your Rights
To build a successful case, our New Smyrna Beach, FL, car accident attorneys will review every aspect of your car accident. Since 1973, when W. M. Chanfrau, Sr., began to practice as a personal injury lawyer, our firm has secured hundreds of millions in settlements and jury awards for our clients. We understand the chaos an injury can cause following an accident with another passenger vehicle or commercial vehicle such as a truck or bus.
When you choose Chanfrau & Chanfrau, we will handle every aspect of your case so you do not have to worry about dealing with insurance companies or any other details. Your number-one priority during this time should be focusing on your physical and emotional recovery. By reaching out to our lawyers you can receive a team of attorneys that will seek maximum compensation on your behalf.
Many Tragic Accidents Involve
Drugs & Alcohol
A tragic number of Volusia County's car accidents were alcohol, drug, or alcohol and drug confirmed crashes. In 2020, there were 48 fatal car accidents between those three categories. That amounts to a deadly crash involving a substance almost once every single week. If your loved one suffered severe physical harm or tragically passed away as the result of a reckless and impaired driver, you may be entitled to a higher level of compensation in a wrongful death or injury case.
Types of Compensation in Car Accident Claims
Damages is the legal term for compensation provided to a victim who suffered loss or injury as a result of a wrongful act. There are two types of damages we can potentially collect for you.
Compensatory damages are the much more common type. These are awarded to make up for what you lost as a result of the crash. For example, compensatory damages would be awarded to pay for your medical bills and lost wages from being unable to work.
Punitive damages are significantly rarer, however there are cases where they can be awarded. Punitive damages are sought in cases where the negligent party committed especially reckless, egregious behavior such as drunk driving. Punitive damages can result in significantly higher compensation than compensatory damages.
What to Do Immediately After a Car Crash
After a car accident that results in personal injury, contact the authorities immediately so that the injured parties can receive medical attention. Prompt medical care can make a significant difference in the outcome of a serious injury suffered during a car accident.
Once any injuries have been attended to, get the name and contact information of the other driver and any witnesses to the car accident. Providing your personal injury attorney with this information can be essential to a successful personal injury claim.
It is no secret that pictures tell a thousand words, and photos of any damage to your car or property can prove invaluable. High-quality pictures documenting road conditions, nearby signs, the weather, and time of day can all make a big difference in your case.
Every Florida driver must carry insurance covering at least $10,000 in physical injuries and property damage, respectively. Our Smyrna Beach, FL, car accident lawyers can pursue compensation if you have been injured by an uninsured driver or if your losses exceed coverage.
To allow your personal injury lawyer to properly research the details of the car accident, write down the name and badge number of the investigating police officer. This will allow your personal injury lawyer to determine if you have a valid case against the other driver.
Admit No Fault
You may feel the need to apologize to the other driver even if the car accident wasn't your fault, but in the eyes of the law, an apology may be seen as an admission of liability. In order to ensure the best outcome, it is best to limit verbal exchanges with the other parties.
Florida Believes in Us
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.View on Google
I have known the chanfrau's for years so when I needed an attorney I contacted them Bill won be a wonderful settlement for a car accident I was in I would highly recommend themView on Google