New Smyrna Beach Personal Injury Attorneys
Injuries can completely change your life. If the accident was preventable, it can be especially hard to move forward.
The personal injury attorneys at Chanfrau & Chanfrau, serving New Smyrna Beach, FL, can fight for compensation while you focus on healing.
We can stand by your side...
Proudly Serving New Smyrna Beach
Located in Volusia County, New Smyrna Beach is one of the best places to live in Florida. The city has a population of about 23,400 people covering 37.8 square miles. The city is situated on the west side of the Indian River, and offers plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation and activities. Given its proximity to Daytona Beach, it’s considered part of the Fun Coast area.
But no matter how idyllic your surroundings, accidents can still happen. In fact, there have been a handful of notable and fatal accidents in New Smyrna Beach over the years. From car and motorcycle accidents to falls and drownings, these tragic events can result in injuries and fatalities.
Choosing an attorney for assistance with your case is an important decision. You should ideally choose a team of personal injury lawyers that are not only knowledgeable and dedicated, but also convenient for you to visit. Our Daytona Beach office, located at 701 N. Peninsula Drive, is just 30 minutes from New Smyrna Beach. An attorney from our Florida practice can also travel to meet you at home, the hospital, or another location.
We Treat Clients Like Family
"Everyone I had contact with in the Daytona Beach office could not have been nicer or more professional. The entire law firm acted as a family unit in helping me and my family through a difficult time and I am happy to call them friends. I will always recommend them to anyone I meet needing legal counsel." - Shelley Tamm, 5-Star Review on Google Local
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Our personal injury lawyers have a history of success in obtaining favorable settlements and verdicts for our clients. We will do our best to help you obtain a fair and reasonable settlement offer. If not, we will go to court to represent your interests and show strong evidence detailing how your injuries have affected your health and quality of life.
If you have been hurt in an accident in or near New Smyrna Beach, Daytona Beach, or another area in Florida, call an attorney at our practice at (386) 258-7313 or contact us online.
Chanfrau Family History
The Chanfrau Difference: Our Dedication to You
Chanfrau Family History
Three generations of the Chanfrau family have been involved in the legal profession. Our personal injury attorneys have been advocating for clients in New Smyrna Beach, Daytona Beach, and throughout Volusia County for over 40 years. Today, attorney W.M. (Bill) Chanfrau, Sr., works alongside his son, attorney William (Bill) M. Chanfrau, Jr., and daughter, attorney Kelly Chanfrau, to carry on this tradition.
Attorneys at our personal injury law firm in Florida works closely with each client to meet their individual needs, as well as provide support to their family from the moment they reach out. Free consultations are available so one of our personal injury lawyers can review your case and advise you of the best steps to take next.
Our Commitment to the Community
The Chanfrau family has been involved in the legal field in Volusia County since 1936. The Chanfrau & Chanfrau personal injury and employment law firm has been in business in Daytona Beach since 1976. The Chanfrau family of personal injury lawyers are proud of the firm's deep roots in the community and are dedicated to serving local clients.
"I would recommend this firm to everyone I know and even people I don't know if they need help I will tell them how wonderful this firm is. The staff are all great they treat you like a person not a number. They are quick and on point with everything. If I called and didn't get an answer my call was returned promptly. There was nothing that I can say bad about this firm it is totally AWESOME that's why we give it 5 stars!!!!!" Teresa Culver, 5-Star Review on Google Local
Common Types of Cases
Our personal injury lawyers have handled auto accident cases of all types. Whether you have been in a collision with a commercial vehicle or another passenger vehicle, we can help.
Wet floors, loose handrails, and uneven surfaces can all contribute to injuries. If you have been injured on another person's property, talk to an attorney to seek compensation.
Car Accident Statistics in New Smyrna Beach
The following data was published by River to Sea TPO, a Transportation Planning Organization, which assigned crash rankings to cities and counties for the five-year period between 2009 and 2013. A crash ranking of one indicates the highest number of crashes. Based on 94 cities, the crash rankings for New Smyrna Beach are as follows:
- Motorcycle Related: 4 of 94
- Impaired: 5 of 94
- Occupant Protection: 7 of 94
- Drivers 65+: 15 of 94
- Aggressive Driving: 16 of 94
- Bicycle Related: 16 of 94
- Teen Drivers: 17 of 94
- Speed Related: 18 of 94
- Fatalities & Injuries: 19 of 94
- Pedestrian Related: 29 of 94
The Florida Department of Transportation also ranked 101 Florida cities based on the accident cause and the number of injuries and fatalities that took place. The city ranks as follows:
- Work Zones: 14 of 101
- Motorcyclists: 15 of 101
- Distracted Driving: 20 of 101
- Aging Road Users (65+): 24 of 101
- Occupant Protection: 38 of 101
- Speeding or Aggressive Driving: 38 of 101
- Impaired Driving: 43 of 101
- Teen Drivers: 48 of 101
- Pedestrian or Bicyclist: 49 of 101
If you or a loved one has been injured, contact an attorney at our Daytona Beach-area practice in Florida for a case review.
Car Accident Statistics in Volusia County
Unfortunately, auto accidents are common throughout the county, not just New Smyrna Beach. According to The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles's Traffic Crash Facts Annual Report 2017, thousands of car accidents and injuries occur in Volusia County each year.
In 2017, there were 9,601 total crashes in Volusia County. These resulted in 6,527 injuries and 130 fatalities. In addition, motorcyclist, bicyclists, and pedestrians are at risk of being involved in accidents. In 2017, there were:
- 576 motorcycle crashes, 43 fatalities, and 526 injuries
- 273 pedestrian crashes, 25 fatalities, and 221 pedestrian injuries
- 223 bicyclist crashes, 5 bicyclist fatalities, and 210 bicyclist injuries
- 91 other non-motorist crashes and 15 other non-motorist injuries
Festivals and Events in New Smyrna Beach
Along with beautiful beaches that attract thousands of tourists and nearby residents each year, New Smyrna Beach is the site of many events and festivals throughout the year. Unfortunately, this can affect traffic, resulting in a higher risk of auto, bike, and pedestrian accidents. This is a particular risk when drinking is involved.
Some of the most notable events in the community include the New Smyrna Beach Jazz Festival, Images: A Festival of the Arts, food festivals, and concert series. In neighboring Daytona Beach, Bike Week is a big event that attracts thousands of tourists to the county.
Construction and Building Boom
In the past couple of years, many cities in Volusia county have experienced an increase in construction. Dozens of new homes, residential developments, and condo complexes are being built. While this does create many jobs for construction workers, it also increases the risk of construction accidents and even auto accidents, if the construction takes place on or next to a highway.
Emergency Services and Hospitals
If you have been involved in an accident of any kind, it is important to seek medical care immediately. Even if you don't believe you have been injured, some symptoms may take a few days to become noticeable. Having complete documentation of any medical problems is one of the first steps injured victims need to take so the personal injury lawyers at our law firm can use it as evidence in your case.
There are a number of great hospitals and medical facility in the area, including AdventHealth New Smyrna Beach.
"All the staff 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 Review on Google Local
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If you have been hurt in an accident in or near New Smyrna Beach, call (386) 258-7313.
Our Record of Success Speaks for Itself
Nothing less than full and fair compensation can help you restore some sense of normalcy following a catastrophic accident. We have recovered over $100 million for personal injury clients just like you. Noteworthy settlements and verdicts include:
$1.2 Million Settlement
Our client sustained head injuries in a truck accident when the driver illegally backed onto an unlit highway.
We fought for a personal injury victim's rights in a bad faith auto insurance case following an unsatisfactory verdict.
Our client suffered personal injury in a construction accident when a structure collapsed on-site.
A Legal Tradition You Can Trust
"Someone in our family has been involved in the courthouse since 1936. We are proud of the fact that our family has such deep roots in the community...and we will continue to be here [for our clients] in the future." - W.M. (Bill) Chanfrau, Sr.
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