What South Carolinians Need to Know About Dog Attacks

Whether you are the dog owner or the victim of an aggressive pet, you may be wondering what to do next. In addition to administering first aid, and making sure that everyone is safe and the dog is kept far away from others in the meantime, you’ll want to understand the law in South Carolina and how it holds owners accountable for their pets’ actions.

5 Things Victims Should Know About Medical Malpractice Lawsuits in South Carolina

In this article, we will look at five vital things for medical malpractice victims and their families to know about the legal process for bringing a claim, including time limits, potential damages, procedural barriers, potentially responsible parties in medical malpractice cases, and tips on selecting a medical malpractice law firm.

What to Do If You Are in A South Carolina Car Accident

A car accident is something that almost everyone experiences at some point in their lives, regardless of how good a driver they are. Even if you’re the best driver in the world, you can’t predict every other motorist’s behavior on the road. What you can control is how you and your family recover from the unexpected.

Head-on collision on interstate results in fiery collision and death

Proffitt & Cox recently represented the estate and family of a woman who was killed when a drunk driver traveling on the wrong side of the interstate struck her car head-on. The woman’s car burst into flames after the collision and she died at the scene. Her husband, who was driving a truck and following […]

College student wrongly arrested and jailed for nearly a month

Proffitt & Cox recently represented a college student who was wrongly arrested and charged with robbing a cashier at a store at knifepoint. In fact, police wrongly identified him as a suspect after the student was seen on city surveillance cameras walking up a street several blocks away at about the time the robbery occurred. […]

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

Update: the court has ruled that former residents of Allen Benedict Court cannot proceed as a class action and must file individual claims. Read more here. 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 […]

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 […]