Blog for our Columbia Personal Injury Lawyers

Why do I need uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage?

Posted on November 17, 2017 by Proffitt & Cox, LLP

An estimated 9% to 11% of drivers in South Carolina drive without carrying any automobile insurance,  according to various studies. Vehicle insurance is required by South Carolina law, but a significant people of number drive without it. Nationwide, the rate of uninsured drivers was 13% in 2015. Uninsured motorist rates varied substantially among individual states, ranging from 4.5 percent in Maine to 26.7 percent in Florida, according to the Insurance Research Council. Uninsured motorist coverage protects you and relatives who live with you.  If you are in a car wreck in which the at-fault driver has no insurance, you can turn to your own policy to pay your medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and other injuries and damages. By law, your policy includes $25,000 of uninsured motorist coverage if one person is injured and $50,000 of such coverage if two or more persons are injured. Underinsured motorist coverage…
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South Carolina Dog Bite Law

Posted on January 10, 2017 by Proffitt & Cox, LLP

Under South Carolina dog bite law, dog owners are usually responsible if their dog bites or attacks someone.  Dog owners are liable even if the dog does not have a history of prior attacks.  If a dog bites or attacks a person who is in a public place or is lawfully in a private place (including the property of the dog owner, if there with the owner’s express or implied permission), the dog owner is liable for the damages suffered. There is an exception to this rule if the person bitten provoked or harassed the dog. Dog bite victims are entitled to recover for their medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, scarring, permanent injury, inability to participate in normal activities, and other damages. If the dog owner has homeowner’s insurance, the homeowner’s insurance will likely cover the dog owner’s liability for these damages. In some cases, a landlord can…
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Proffitt & Cox Sponsors Spring Valley LAX Fund Raiser for injured Chapin LAX Player Jack Enright

Posted on March 20, 2015 by Proffitt & Cox, LLP

Proffitt & Cox is pleased to help with efforts to raise money for the family of injured Chapin High School Varsity Lacrosse Player Jack Enright by coordinating and sponsoring a special day of lacrosse at Spring Valley High School when the Vikings’ varsity boys lacrosse team takes on White Knoll High School at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 21st . Jack Enright sustained a serious spinal cord injury during a recent game and is undergoing rehabilitation at a leading center for spinal cord injuries.  Viking LAX is assisting to raise awareness of the needs faced by Jack and his family by expressing support for Jack prior to the game on Saturday and by collecting donations to assist the Enright family with the tremendous medical expenses associated with this type of injury. Please considering coming to Spring Valley for the game on Saturday and making a donation to the fund set up…
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