Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Daytona Beach
Motorcycle accidents often result in significant injuries that can have life-changing consequences for the rider and their family.
Hiring a motorcycle accident attorney at Chanfrau & Chanfrau can ensure you receive the compensation you need to deal with these losses.
Our motorcycle accident lawyers in Daytona Beach and Palm Coast, FL, fight to help injured riders recover the compensation they deserve.
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Why Choose Chanfrau & Chanfrau?
Choosing an injury lawyer for your motorcycle accident case can make all the difference in the outcome of your settlement or verdict. If you are looking for a Daytona Beach motorcycle accident attorney, Chanfrau & Chanfrau can help you achieve justice. Since 1976, our family of attorneys has fought to protect the rights of motorcycle riders throughout Florida. Reasons to choose a motorcycle accident lawyer from our law firm, with offices in Daytona Beach and Palm Coast, include:
Unlike large law firms that are willing to accept lower settlements in order to get a quick turnaround on cases involving motorcycle accident injuries, our goal is to always attain the maximum value for our clients. We put the time and attention into the details of each case so that our clients can achieve the best possible results.
Track Record of Results
For over 40 years, the compassionate lawyers at Chanfrau & Chanfrau have secured millions of dollars on behalf of clients injured in motorcycle accidents. When we take on a personal injury claim related to a motorcycle accident, we work tirelessly to ensure we recover damages for the pain and suffering our clients have endured.
No Fees Unless We Win
Following a motorcycle accident, you shouldn't have to worry about how to pay attorney fees. To help you obtain quality legal counsel, Chanfrau & Chanfrau offers free consultations and works on contingency for personal injury cases. This means you only owe us a fee if we obtain compensation for your motorcycle injury.
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The Dangerous Months for Bikers
in the Daytona Beach Area
Daytona Bike Week & Biketoberfest
While motorcycle accidents can occur at any time, they reach a peak every year in March and October when Daytona Bike Week and Biketoberfest are in full swing. Preliminary FLHSMV data for motorcycle accidents in Volusia and Flagler counties in 2021 clearly shows how bike crashes peak during these two months.
*Preliminary 2021 FLHSMV Data
Motorcycle Accidents Are Up During These 2 Months
In addition to March and October being dangerous months for bike riders in the area, there has also been a significant increase in bike accidents for these two critical months.
In pre-pandemic 2019 there were 123 motorcycle accidents during March, the month Daytona Bike Week is held. But by 2021, the number jumped to 142 for the same month. For Biketoberfest, motorcycle accidents totaled 62 for October 2019 and then jumped by 32 percent to 82 motorcycle crashes in October 2021.
Call Us Before You Talk to an Insurance Company
If you've been in a motorcycle accident, our top-rated personal injury lawyers have decades of experience in negotiating aggressively with insurance companies. If they stonewall instead of offering a fair settlement, we're prepared. We build every case so that it is trial-ready. In many cases, our reputation precedes us and pushes insurance companies to present a fair settlement earlier in the negotiation process.
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Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Florida has had The Wireless Communications While Driving Law in place since July 1, 2019, making it technically illegal to text while driving. Unfortunately, an article in the Miami Herald published on March 17, 2021, illustrates that the law is rarely enforced. According to the FLHSMV, there were 48,488 crashes in 2020 resulting from distracted drivers. Of these, 2,747 resulted in serious bodily injuries and 299 resulted in fatalities.
Failure to Yield
Motorcyclists face significant danger when a driver fails to yield. When a motorcyclist has the right of way and is cut off by another vehicle, the rider has little to no time to take evasive action. These types of accidents can result in severe physical damage such as a traumatic brain injury and, in extreme cases, wrongful death.
Failure to Signal
Many motorists find it difficult to properly judge the speed of motorcycles. Some even pay little attention to motorcyclists because they feel safe within the confines of their automobiles. When a driver fails to signal before making a turn or transitions into your lane without warning, this can lead to an unavoidable and serious collision.
Driving Under the Influence
Accidents related to alcohol or drugs result in thousands of deaths each year. If a motorist collided with you, ran you off the road, or caused you to crash in some other manner because they were under the influence of drugs or alcohol, our motorcycle accident lawyers can help you pursue financial compensation for damages to your bike as well as medical bills related to your injuries.
Following Too Closely
A motorist who follows too closely can easily cause a rear-end collision. When two cars are involved, rear-end collisions often result in little more than a scratch or two. When the person being struck is a motorcyclist, a rear-end collision can cause life-altering injuries or leave a family to grieve following a wrongful death.
Unfortunately, many motorists seem to have an irrational dislike of motorcyclists and bicyclists. If you were involved in a vehicle collision or motorcycle accident because a fellow motorist acted with a gross disregard to your personal safety, the injury lawyers at Chanfrau & Chanfrau will do everything possible to see that you are justly compensated for lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering related to your accident.
Many times during left-hand turns, drivers do not see a motorcyclist approaching. This can lead to the driver striking the rider with a side impact. These kinds of motorcycle accidents frequently happen at intersections when the rider is heading forward and the other driver turns across the right of way. It can also happen while a motorcyclist is passing a car that suddenly turns. While the driver is more often found at fault, the court may find that a motorcyclist is partially or fully to blame if they were speeding or in the wrong lane.
When a motorcyclist rides between lanes of stopped or slowed vehicles, it is known as lane splitting. While legal in some states, it is illegal in Florida. Lane splitting is illegal largely because it is so dangerous. Motorcyclists are too easily struck by cars changing lanes or moving within the same lane. In most cases, riders splitting lanes in Florida will be found at fault for related accidents unless they can prove that the driver contributed to the accident in some way, such as using a cell phone while driving.
Dangerous Road Conditions
Compared to other types of vehicles, motorcyclists are more often affected by hazardous road conditions, such as debris in the road or inclement weather. Conditions and obstacles that are hazardous to motorcycles include leaves, gravel, bumpy or uneven roads, railway tracks, painted surfaces, oil on the road, and expansion joints. While bikers can do their best to avoid these obstacles, there may not always be enough time or space to avoid an accident.
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Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Protecting Riders' Rights
For the sake of safety, motorcyclists should always wear protective helmets, obey traffic laws, and keep a sharp eye on their surroundings. It is also good practice for riders to take out uninsured motorist insurance in order to protect their finances in the event of an accident with an uninsured or underinsured driver. Unfortunately, even if a motorcycle rider does everything right, they can still find themselves injured due to the actions of the other driver. If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident due to the negligence of another party, our team of personal injury lawyers can help you achieve justice.
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Annual Motorcycle Events in Daytona Beach Daytona Bike Week and Biketoberfest
Local authorities do their best to help riders in the community stay safe by slowing traffic and creating pedestrian crosswalks in congested areas such as outside the Iron Horse Saloon and Destination Daytona. Unfortunately, due to the sheer volume of visitors, there is always an uptick in the number of accidents during these events. A significant number of crashes during Daytona Bike Week and Biketoberfest are caused by inexperienced or impaired riders, but many others are caused by negligent drivers.
Recently, Daytona Bike Week 2021 saw the grimmest statistics ever recorded, with eight deaths and 91 seriously injured in motorcycle crashes. The victims included local riders and those visiting from out of state, and the number of victims was a marked increase from the year before, which saw six riders lose their lives and 61 seriously injured.
With this heartbreaking trend in mind, the team at Chanfrau & Chanfrau urges riders to take extra precautions when visiting Daytona Beach for these annual events.
Daytona Beach Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
The types of injuries that result from a motorcycle crash can lead to a significant change in the victim and their family's lifestyle. Having to deal with mounting medical bills, lost work, and insurance companies only add anxiety to an already stressful situation. To help you and your family during this trying time, the team at Chanfrau & Chanfrau can handle every aspect of your case, from coordinating medical treatment to dealing with the insurance company so that you can focus on your recovery. With free consultations and fees based on contingency, you won't pay a penny until you receive a settlement. Our compassionate team understands the difficult time you and your family are going through and will do everything we can to help.
To schedule a free consultation and learn more about how our motorcycle accident lawyers can assist you, contact our offices in Daytona Beach and Palm Coast online or by calling:
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How Can a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Help?
Investigate Your Case
Motorcycle accidents are complex and require an advanced understanding of Florida's motor vehicle laws. The team at Chanfrau & Chanfrau includes investigators and medical experts who can gather evidence related to your incident. This allows us to provide you with all the tools necessary to support your claim.
Negotiate on Your Behalf
Whether you are dealing with the insurance company or are pursuing a settlement from liable parties, our motorcycle accident attorneys will speak on your behalf to ensure you are treated fairly. We will handle everything so that you can focus on your recovery while we negotiate to secure a just settlement.
Represent You in Court
If an agreement cannot be reached outside the courtroom, our team of injury lawyers can provide aggressive, dedicated representation to help you collect damages through a verdict. Every case we build is trial-ready so that if it comes to taking your case to court, we will be ready to effectively represent you so that you can achieve justice.
Investigating a Motorcycle Accident A Team of Professionals Working to Support Your Case
When a motorcycle accident results in an injury or death, an investigation will likely be conducted by both law enforcement officials and the insurance companies of the parties involved. While these investigations can provide useful evidence, it is important to have an unbiased and objective investigation from a third party.
To ensure we build you the strongest possible motorcycle accident case, the team at Chanfrau & Chanfrau will conduct a thorough investigation of your accident. This allows us to identify and rectify any conflict or disagreement between the involved parties. By conducting an independent investigation, we can help establish the true cause of the accident.
Working with accident reconstruction experts, forensics experts, law enforcement officials, and witnesses, we can paint an accurate picture of the circumstances surrounding your accident and establish a definitive cause. Once we have established the true cause of your accident, we can justifiably pursue a settlement to provide you with compensation and cover the damages you have suffered.
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Communities We Serve
Bunnell is the county seat of Flagler County, but with only about 23 people per square mile, it lacks the density of its neighbors. However, as part of the Deltona–Daytona Beach–Ormond Beach, FL, metropolitan area, it still shoulders the burden of motorcycle and traffic accidents. With offices in nearby Palm Coast, the top-rated personal injury lawyers at Chanfrau & Chanfrau are just 20 minutes away down U.S. Highway 1 or I-95.
DeLand sits just west of Daytona Beach and often gets the overflow from Daytona Bike Week. Bikers looking to get off the beaten track often start in DeLand as part of a scenic route that loops through the Ocala National Forest and then on to Ormond Beach. Unfortunately, with more traffic come more accidents. If you’ve suffered a motorcycle accident, our personal injury attorneys are nearby in Daytona Beach, just 30 minutes east of DeLand. We’ve won millions on behalf of motorcycle accident victims.
Motorcyclists love the chance to glide along Florida State Road A1A in Flagler Beach, where the ocean practically laps at their feet. And even those seeking the fast lane find themselves sailing through Flagler Beach on I-95. Fast or slow, both routes are often the scene of motorcycle accidents and why our top-rated attorneys have a second office in nearby Palm Coast, just 20 minutes north.
With more than 3,000 people per square mile, Holly Hill and traffic go hand in hand. The mix of pedestrians, cars, and motorcycles makes driving a challenge and accidents common. Of course, with Daytona Bike Week just next door in Daytona Beach, the dangers only ramp up. If you’ve been injured in an accident in Holly Hill, turn to our motorcycle accident attorneys in Daytona Beach. They’ve been listed as America’s Top 100 Attorneys and included in Florida Trend's Florida Legal Elite.
Sun, sand, and water are the draw in New Smyrna Beach, where you can cruise the beach on your motorcycle or hop on U.S. A1A to glide down the coast through the Canaveral National Seashore and within sight of Cape Canaveral launch pads. But popular attractions like this also draw traffic and can result in accidents. Chanfrau & Chanfrau, who have won millions for motorcycle accident victims, are just 20 minutes away in Daytona Beach if you need help.
Sitting just north of Orlando and west of New Symrna Beach, Orange City has its share of tourism, traffic, and, yes, accidents. In fact, the intersection of Enterprise Road and Saxon Boulevard in Orange City is one of the most dangerous intersections in Volusia County. With more than 40 years of experience in the area, the highly-rated attorneys at Chanfrau & Chanfrau have the experience and winning record you want in an attorney representing you in a motorcycle accident.
A 2017 study found that among 94 cities in Volusia and Flagler counties, Ormond Beach ranks third in motorcycle- and pedestrian-related personal injuries. The motorcycle attorneys at Chanfrau & Chanfrau have decades of experience that can be used to your advantage. Our attorneys have an intimate understanding of local traffic issues, local laws, and the legal system along with a track record of winning motorcycle lawsuits.
Palm Coast is a bedroom community to Daytona Beach, St. Augustine, and even Orlando and Jacksonville. It is also the most populous city in Flagler County and has busy roadways that put motorcyclists at risk, including State Road A1A, Palm Coast Parkway, I-95, and Matanzas Woods Parkway. To better serve our clients, Chanfrau & Chanfrau built a second office in Palm Coast so our highly ranked attorneys are available locally.
Port Orange sits next door to Daytona Beach and absorbs a lot of the overflow during Daytona Beach Bike Week. During Daytona Beach Bike Week in 2021, fatal motorcycle accidents occurred at the intersections of Nova Road and Sleepy Hollow Drive and also at Country Lane and Taylor Road. With more than 40 years of experience serving the area, the motorcycle accident attorneys at Chanfrau & Chanfrau have a deep understanding of roadway issues in Port Orange as well as local laws that could impact your case.
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