Attorneys Fees - FAQ


When the negligence of another seriously hurts you or a family member, you may be wondering about whether you can afford qualified Columbia injury attorneys to represent your interests.

If you need legal assistance after a motor vehicle accident or slip and fall but are unsure if can pay the legal fees, we offers victims of personal injuries the ability to afford legal representation through contingency fee agreements.

What is a contingency fee agreement?

A contingency fee is a percentage fee arrangement under which our attorney’s fees are based on a percentage of any money that we obtain for you through settlement or trial of your case. No upfront money for attorney’s fees is required in order to get our injury attorneys working on your case. If for some reason, your injury case does not result in any compensation to you, you will not owe our attorneys any fees for the time spent working on your case.

There can be various out-of-pocket expenses involved with investigating and litigating your case. Our firm has the resources to advance of the costs of litigation so that you often will not need any money up front to have us investigate and pursue your case. These types of litigation costs will be subtracted from the recovery at the successful conclusion of your claim or case. These costs can include:

  • Accident re-constructionist and investigator costs
  • Court reporter fees and costs for deposition transcripts
  • Fees for hiring expert witnesses
  • Fees charged by medical facilities in order to provide copies of medical records
  • Court filing fees and possibly additional costs

When the firm has advanced the expenses for investigating and pursuing your case handled on a contingency basis, attorney’s fees are calculated based upon the gross recovery and the expenses advanced by the firm are deducted from the client’s net recovery at the time of disbursement of any proceeds received for the claim. If you retain Proffitt & Cox, LLP to handle your case you will receive a written fee agreement at the beginning of the case which will clearly spell out how our fees are calculated and other important details of the attorney-client relationship. We review every detail of our attorney fee and cost agreement with our prospective clients in order to make sure that you understand our agreement and are comfortable in knowing how fees and expenses will be handled when the case is concluded.

Contact the Injury Lawyers at Proffitt & Cox, LLP Today

It costs nothing to talk with the experienced South Carolina injury attorneys at Proffitt & Cox, LLP about your ability to seek the compensation you or a family member deserves after a devastating personal injury caused by the careless actions of another. We offer free consultations in all injury cases. Please feel free to contact us with any questions regarding the percentage fee arrangements available in injury cases or for an explanation of the fee arrangements available in other types of cases, such as business litigation. Get started today by contacting the law firm of Proffitt & Cox, LLP by calling our local South Carolina phone number at (803) 834-7097. You can also call us toll free at (877) 276-0533.

Client Reviews

“He took a case that, I believe, some would not have taken. This was not an open and shut case. We knew it would be difficult from day one. He fought hard for me and he won…” – Samantha M.

“Very impressed with the service received from Ron Cox…Did all that I expected and looked out for my best interest. Would highly recommend them to everyone.” – Dwayne S.

“I am very happy with the results of the settlement. Mr. Proffitt was there when I needed him most.” – Terry B.

“We found your legal expertise to be extremely professional. Never once were you too busy to take our phone calls and never once did you fail to give us answers to our questions that we asked of you. I will highly recommend you to anyone who is seeking a good attorney. Once again, thank you very much. May God bless you richly as you continue to help others.” – Charles & Linda D.

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Case Results

$10,250,000 Trucking Accident claim for multiple family members involved in a fatal trucking accident caused by a tire failure

$4,000,000 Prescription Drug Claim on behalf of clients who used the dangerous drug Vioxx

$3,050,000 Class Action suit for residents affected by nearby plant emissions

$3,000,000 Medical Malpractice infection following elective surgery

$2,500,000 Car Accident followed by negligent medical care

$1,250,000 Trucking Accident pedestrian struck by a commercial truck

$1,250,000 Dram Shop claim against bars who served alcohol to drunk driver

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Confidential Free Consultations; No Attorneys Fees Unless You Receive Compensation

We understand that when an injury occurs, people are concerned about medical expenses, lost income, and compensation for their pain and suffering and other damages. We can answer these questions, and more importantly, we can put our experience to work immediately toward helping victims of careless or wrongful conduct obtain prompt and appropriate compensation.

We offer free initial consultations for all injury cases. We handle injury cases on a contingency fee basis which means that our fees are a percentage of what we recover for you. You will not owe us any attorney’s fees in such cases unless we are successful in obtaining compensation on your behalf.

Our South Carolina accident attorneys have recovered over $30 million in verdicts and settlements for our clients. These claims involved automobile accidents, trucking accidents, harmful prescription drugs, medical malpractice, product liability, slip and fall accidents and class action cases. Review our representative cases to see some of our past successes and review our client testimonials to see what some of our clients have to say about us.

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Contingency fees are calculated based upon the gross amount recovered. Case costs paid by the firm are also reimbursed to the firm from the amount recovered. In most cases, the client will not be responsible for case costs if there is no recovery. Our agreement regarding fees and expenses applicable to your specific case will be provided in writing.

Any result our lawyers may have achieved on behalf of clients in other matters does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients. Each case must stand on its own merit based upon the facts and the law. Some cases referenced were handled by our attorneys while working at other firms, and in some cases, other lawyers participated in the representation of a client.