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Our Firm

COOK p.c. is a plaintiff’s civil litigation firm concentrating in trial practice. Our lawyers fight to protect individuals and small businesses in many types of litigation.

Our firm is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with offices in Jacksonville, Florida and Lagrange, Georgia. The attorneys of COOK, p.c. have extensive experience litigating in venues throughout the United States, including Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Texas, California, Virginia, Louisiana, Illinois, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.

VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS

 

COOK p.c. lawyers have won numerous multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts in favor of individuals and small business operators. Below is a list of past case results obtained by our attorneys:



$180 million settlement of Antitrust Class Action against Sirius XM 

 

Confidential settlement against a railroad for an amputation injury to a trainman in yard accident

 

Confidential Settlement for Florida railroader injured in a train collision with a tractor trailer

 

Confidential seven-figure settlement for Georgia industrial worker suffering from mesothelioma


$7.05 million settlement against a multi-national petrochemical company for product liability arising out of explosion that resulted in worker fatality


$6.8 million settlement on behalf of antitrust plaintiff small business operator against multi-national corporation


$5.5 million settlement on behalf of state health agency relating to pharmacy benefits management


$5.1 million settlement against a company for liability arising out of explosion that resulted in worker fatality


$5.05 million judgment against defendant physician for failure to diagnose fetal distress which resulted in severe brain damage to the child

 

$4.5 million settlement for an industrial worker paralyzed after a fall


$3.5 million settlement on behalf of a worker injured as a result of exposure to Hydrogen Sulfide gas at a paper mill


$2.905 million verdict against a major railroad for a trainman injured (lumbar fusion) when thrown from a train due to excessive slack action


$2.685 million settlement against a railroad and trucking company for the death of a trainman when struck by a tractor-trailer at a railroad grade crossing


$2.56 million jury verdict against a major railroad for a conductor who suffered a torn rotator cuff and injury-related post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)


$2.5 million settlement for a wrongful death in an automobile accident


$1.9 million settlement on behalf of a worker injured as a result of being electrocuted at a paper mill

$1,875,000 verdict in Federal Court against the railroad on behalf of an engineer injured due to a defective locomotive door in violation of the Locomotive Inspection Act


$1.77 million verdict in a business related contract dispute and breach of fiduciary duty


$1.5 million settlement for worker injury and wrongful death with multiple construction companies for liability arising out of a construction accident


$1.5 million settlement for a wrongful death in an automobile accident


$1.42 million settlement in Jones Act case for assistant engineer who sustained burns and back injuries in a maritime vessel engine explosion


$1.4 million jury verdict against a major railroad for a conductor who suffered a back injury as a result of a defective derailer


$1.4 million settlement for an elderly resident who was beaten in an assisted living facility

$1,375,000 settlement for a Tennessee trainman for severe lower extremity amputation injuries after being knocked down and run-over by a cut of cars in the railyard

$1.3 million settlement for victim of Tennessee motorcycle accident


$1.25 million settlement for a railroad conductor who injured his back in an accident due to excessive slack action

 

$1.25 million settlement for an automobile accident victim


$1.2 million settlement against defendant hospital for birth related distress which resulted in brain damage to the child


$1.0 million plus 4 year college or technical school tuition and books settlement for a railroad signalman injured while lifting a battery box lid

$1,000,000 settlement for a Georgia conductor injured when nearly thrown off the rear railcar when another train collided with his train inside an industry railyard

Confidential six figure settlement for a Georgia railroader suffering from asbestos lung cancer

 

Confidential six figure settlement for a wife diagnosed with mesothelioma from asbestos exposure transferred to her from her industrial worker husband


$900,000 settlement for a railroad worker who injured his back requiring surgery on a slip, trip, fall accident

 

$900,000 settlement for Tennessee railroad conductor injured due to a Safety Appliance Act violation

$900,000 settlement for a Georgia railroad conductor's shoulder and neck injuries sustained when bailing off a cut of runaway railcars

$851,000 settlement on behalf of railroad worker who suffered pelvic fracture in train accident

 

$850,000 settlement for a Kentucky railroad engineer injured by defective locomotive door

 

$825,000 settlement in automobile accident involving back injuries


$770,000 settlement for paper mill worker injured by a re-chipper machine

$750,000 settlement for a Georgia engineer for injuries suffered after becoming stuck in a locomotive while in a tunnel in the railyard

$750,000 settlement for a Florida conductor for shoulder injuries suffered as the result of a railroad crossing collision with a tractor trailer

$700,000 settlement for a Florida conductor injured in a train collision with a tractor trailer

$700,000 settlement for an Alabama trainman with shoulder and cervical injuries sustained while riding a cut of cars during switching operations in the railyard


$684,000 verdict in a business tort dispute related to breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract and intentional infliction of emotional distress and fraud



$675,000 settlement for railroad trainman for leg injury due to defective yard switch

$650,000 confidential settlement on behalf of an engineer against a trucking company for leaving a tractor trailer on the crossing and causing a collision and derailment

$650,00 settlement for a Georgia engineer’s non-surgical back injury sustained when rear-ended by locomotives during Remote Control Operation in the railyard


$600,000 settlement for railroad locomotive engineer for back injury due to train derailment


$550,000 settlement for injuries sustained in Georgia automobile accident

$550,000 settlement in automobile accident involving back injuries


$525,000 settlement for hospital worker injured in an automobile accident


$500,000 settlement for an industry worker who was injured in a tractor trailer/automobile accident


$500,000 settlement for a railroad trainman who injured his foot in an industrial yard accident


$487,500 settlement for a railroad worker who injured his back when he was struck by a company vehicle


$475,000 settlement for a restaurant supply sales representative injured in a rear-end auto collision

$475,000 confidential settlement for a Florida railroad conductor’s shoulder and neck injuries suffered while riding a cut of cars inside the railyard


$450,000 settlement for railroad trainman for back injury when two freight trains collided


$450,000 settlement for a railroad worker who injured his back in an on-duty auto accident


$450,000 settlement for a railroad trainman who injured his back on a defective switch


$450,000 settlement for a railroad engineer who injured his back in a railcar collision


$400,000 settlement for a railroad worker injured in a carry-all accident


$400,000 settlement for a railroad trainman who suffered emotional and psychological injuries due to tank car release of harmful chemicals


$400,000 settlement for a railroad trainman who suffered permanent lung damage due to asbestos exposure


$395,000 settlement for a railroad trainman who was injured on a defective switch



$350,000 settlement for a railroad engineer who suffered an elbow injury.

 

$350,000 settlement for a railroad maintenance-of-way mechanic who injured his back and knee in a boom accident at a bridge build site
 

$345,000 settlement for railroad trainman who suffered wear-out injuries to his knees
 

$300,000 settlement on behalf of a State entity for the breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract and fraud and unjust enrichment
 

$307,500 settlement for railroad trainman for shoulder injury due to defective brake stick

 

$305,000 for injuries sustained in a Georgia automobile accident
 

$300,000 verdict for a railroad signalman for injured knee when fell in a hole

 

$300,000 settlement for an Alabama locomotive engineer who injured his rotator cuff 

 

$300,000 settlement for a Kentucky railroad conductor who injured his ankle
 

$290,000 settlement for railroad trainman who suffered a knee injury
 

$287,000 verdict for railroad trainman who suffered permanent occupational hearing loss
 

$285,000 settlement for railroad trainman who suffered an unreported back injury
 

$280,000 settlement for railroad trainman who suffered a shoulder injury from a defective air hose
 

$275,000 settlement for a railroad trainman who suffered permanent lung damage due to asbestos exposure
 

$275,000 settlement for railroad trainman who suffered a shoulder injury from a fall due to poor terrain conditions in rail yard

 

$263,000 settlement for injuries from Georgia automobile accident

$260,000 settlement for railroader's non-surgical shoulder injury sustained in a Tennessee yard accident. 

 

$250,000 settlement for maintenance of way worker for neck injury due to defective ballast regulator
 

$250,000 settlement for church custodian who injured her back in an automobile accident
 

$250,000 settlement against defendant physician for negligent back surgery resulting in permanent nerve damage
 

$250,000 settlement in a product liability action for a truck driver who suffered hand and arm injuries​

 

COOK p.c. lawyers also have secured over $10 million in recoveries for workers who have suffered from occupational related disease and injury such as lung disease, hearing loss, and repetitive stress injuries.