Wrongway Drunk Driver Hits Police Car, Killing Police Officer

Law Firm Newswire



Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) August 14, 2015 – A drunk driver, his employer and a strip club are named in a wrongful death lawsuit as being at fault for the death of Lieutenant Eric Eslary.

“This wrongful death lawsuit was filed by Eslary’s widow. She is seeking compensation to continue to care for her children in the manner in which Lieutenant Eslary would have provided for them,” said Daren Monroe, a Litigation Funding Corp. representative.

Two of the named defendants in this case are Clair Fink, who is believed to have been driving drunk at the time of the accident, and his employer, Westmoreland Pools and Spas. Fink had allegedly consumed a significant amount of alcohol on his employer’s premises before leaving in a clearly inebriated state. Westmoreland Pools and Spas also permitted him to drive a company van, the same vehicle that was involved in the deadly accident that killed Lieutenant Eslary.

The third named defendant in this lawsuit is the Beehive strip club. They do not serve alcohol, but the statement of claim asserts that staff and management at the club could see that Fink was significantly impaired and that they had a duty-of-care and an obligation to prevent him from driving while under the influence.

Fink was heading home on Route 30 at approximately 2:00 a.m. He was in the westbound lane, driving in the opposite direction of incoming traffic, when his van hit Lieutenant Eslary’s car. The force of the impact critically injured Fink and killed the Lieutenant.

“Mrs. Eslary may be interested in finding out about litigation funding to help her deal with the costs of her husband’s funeral and burial and also continue to care for her children while she waits for her case to get to court, or come to an out-of-court settlement. She will likely need extra funds to take care of all the usual expenses, such as mortgage, car payments and child care in addition to the sad burden of laying her husband to rest,” said Monroe.

A lawsuit loan, also referred to as pre-settlement funding, is an emergency quick loan sent to an approved plaintiff. The funds typically arrive within 24 to 48 hours and are sent by the fastest method possible, directly to an applicant’s bank account. Before processing the application, a plaintiff needs to provide the proper paperwork relating to the lawsuit and provide the name of the attorney handling the case.

Even if the plaintiff should lose their case, they may keep the lawsuit loan without any strings attached. Pre-settlement funding is not for everyone, but it is worth looking into, as the quick financial assistance helps cash-strapped plaintiffs hang on until their case is concluded.

Learn more at http://www.litigationfundingcorp.com