Wednesday June 19th, 2024 12:59AM

Local attorney recognized for having one of the largest personal injury settlements for 2020

A local attorney has been recognized for having one of the top personal injury verdicts in the southeast in 2020.

Attorney R. Shane Lazenby of Lazenby Law Group in Gainesville secured a $21,029,363.00 verdict a year ago, February 2020, for a local family. CaseMetrix, a database for personal injury verdicts and settlements, recognized this case as receiving the second largest 2020 personal injury verdict in the Southeastern United States. The accomplishment is even more recognizable in that he was the only solo-practitioner lawyer to have a Top 10 Verdict for 2020.

The case originated after a December 2016 tractor trailer collision that took the life of a pedestrian on Browns Bridge Road. Mr. Lazenby tried the case against attorneys for the Alabama based tractor trailer driver’s estate and Cypress Insurance Company out of California. The case was tried in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Gainesville Division and is believed to be the highest such verdict in the Gainesville Division.

According to a press release from Mr. Lazenby’s office, he says, “I am honored to receive such a recognition, but I was far more honored to represent the fine family who have been and remain my clients and friends to this day. No verdict, irrespective of the amount, can replace the lost life of a loved one.  In that sense, the recognition is bittersweet.”

CaseMetrix is an entity created in Atlanta, Georgia in 2009 for the purpose of establishing a comprehensive database of personal injury jury verdicts and settlements in the Southeastern United States in order to assist attorneys and insurance companies with the perceived value of personal injury cases.

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