Some politicians and pundits talk about "pain and suffering" or "noneconomic damages" like it's an easy way to make a fortune for nothing. And they never describe what it really means.

In this short video, South Carolina accident injury lawyer Rob Usry reveals what pain and suffering really is. It's a measure of losing some of the things we treasure most in life, which wrongdoers can take away from us when they neglect our safety.

In a humane society that values life, what choice do we have in the justice system- or as people- but to compensate victims for the loss of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness?


Injury cases involve pain and suffering or non-economic damages as much as we hear about that nobody explains exactly what it is. If you're a serious injury victim you know it's real because you've been forced to live it. It's not a joke and that's why the law compensates victims for it. At holland & usry, we call it human loss because it measures the loss to you as a person so let's talk about some of the things that can be involved in your case for human loss.

First, it does include pain suffering and discomfort. It can also include loss of enjoyment of life which are the activities and hobbies you miss out on that you love to be part of with your family and friends. It can also include physical disability which is anything that it's not just impossible for you to do but harder it can include mental disability especially if you have suffered a severe brain injury. You can also undergo permanent injury as a result of the accident. Sometimes there's just lingering after-effects and limitations especially arthritis. That's why it's so important to protect your rights to future medical care.

Some cases involve mental anguish and emotional trauma. That's especially true if you've suffered a death in the family or if you were one of the most profoundly injured clients we have such, as those who suffer paralysis or a life-changing injury. Those folks agonize over their future reliving the trauma and everything that they've lost as a result of it. So there's a lot that goes into human loss and that's why it can be the biggest part of your case. Does it sound like a lot of work compiling this evidence to prove it? Of course, it is. But that's what you hire good lawyers like us to prove for you. Your case is about you and we are here to make your life and your case a whole lot easier. So if you've been watching this video wondering how you can prove all this contact us and see what we can do to win your case and make your life easier because that's what we're here for. Thank you for thinking about this with me and I hope I see you soon. 

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Rob is a Spartanburg personal injury lawyer. Rob also practices as a workers' compensation attorney.