Our Approach

Helping Accident Victims throughout SC

David Proffitt and Ron Cox founded their law firm with the goal of providing the best representation possible to victims of serious injury and other wrongdoing. Our attorneys have the knowledge and resources to take on sophisticated, complex cases. Our diverse experience includes litigation of serious injury cases, class actions, prescription drug cases, and business disputes. We emphasize the representation of clients injured due to trucking and other vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, defective products, and on-the-job injuries.

Our Guiding Principles

Our guiding principle is to treat clients the way we would want to be treated. Our attorneys will treat you with respect, explain your legal rights, and seek compensation for all damages allowed under the law. In injury cases these damages often include recovery for medical expenses, lost wages, lost potential income, permanent injury or disability, pain and suffering, and the inability to enjoy life as you could before the injury. In cases involving wrongful death, these damages can include the lost financial support of the victim and the grief and sorrow suffered by the family members left behind.

Prompt and Fair Settlements

Our attorneys will seek a prompt, fair settlement of your claim or pursue your rights vigorously in court if litigation is necessary. Whether at the negotiating table or in the courtroom, we strive to help clients obtain the best possible outcome in their case.

Our Fees

Contingency Fees

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, Proffitt & Cox, LLP 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 South Carolina 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.

Speak with the Columbia Injury Lawyers at Proffitt & Cox, LLP Today

It costs nothing to talk with the experienced SC 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.