Pedestrian in crosswalk run over and killed by cement truck

Proffitt & Cox recently represented the estate and family of a pedestrian who was run over by a commercial vehicle and killed while walking across a downtown Columbia street.  The horrible accident was witnessed by several drivers and recorded on city surveillance cameras. With Proffitt & Cox’s help, the estate and family filed a wrongful […]

Law firms represent former tenants of Allen Benedict Court in class action lawsuit

The law firms of Proffitt & Cox, LLP and Dave Maxfield, Attorney, LLC, have filed a putative class action lawsuit against Columbia Housing Authority (“CHA”). In the lawsuit, Plaintiffs Tammy Basinger and Khaylis Scott allege that CHA failed to properly maintain and repair the public housing apartments at Allen Benedict Court.  The complex was built […]

Woman injured by defective vaping device sues retailer and distributor

Proffitt & Cox recently represented a woman who was severely injured by a vaping device. After buying the device at a vape shop in an effort to stop smoking cigarettes, she took it home and used it once. The next time the woman used it, the device popped loudly and caused superheated liquid to shoot […]

Jury awards $4.6 million in damages to injured Target customer

A South Carolina appellate court in January 2020 affirmed the award of actual and punitive damages to an Anderson County woman who underwent medical treatment and endured vivid nightmares after her hand was punctured by a needle from a dirty syringe in a Target store parking lot. Carla D. Garrison, the mother, in May 2014 […]