Zagoria Law Files Suit on Behalf of Anthony Hendricks, Jr. and His Parents for Catastrophic Injuries Sustained In Boating – Swimmer Incident
ATLANTA, GA – July 12, 2017 – The Zagoria Law Firm, an Atlanta-based law firm specializing in personal injury cases, today announced it has filed suit in the case of Kathy Hendricks and Anthony Hendricks, Sr. and Anthony Hendricks (AJ), Jr. v. Charles King and Nicholas (Chase) Espinosa for Negligent Entrustment (King) and Negligence (Espinosa). The suit, State Court of Hall County, civil action file number 2017SV149D, was filed after Anthony Hendricks, Jr. was injured while swimming behind a pontoon boat owned by King and operated by Espinosa.
The suit alleges that Espinosa was consuming alcohol while driving the boat owned by King and that after stopping so guests on the boat could swim, Espinosa suddenly engaged the engine, causing the propeller to hit AJ Hendricks’ legs. Hendricks suffered deep lacerations that required surgical repair.
“Safe boating requires operators to be in complete command of both their faculties and the vessels they pilot at all times, and we intend to prove that such was not the case for Mr. Espinosa that day,” said Zagoria Law Founder and Principal David Zagoria. “Furthermore, Mr. King, the boat’s owner, had a legal obligation to ensure his property was operated in a safe and lawful manner, a responsibility he failed to uphold.”
“The irresponsible actions of these two men have caused my client lifelong suffering”, Zagoria concluded. “We are confident a Hall County jury will agree.”