After a man was killed in a Thousand Oaks car accident, the driver of the car that struck the house has been sentenced to four years in prison. According to the Thousand Oaks Acorn, Igor Lirtsman was killed when a car driven by Justin Stalberg, a 20 year old man from Thousand Oaks, who had marijuana and alcohol in his system, struck the house where Lirtsman was sleeping.
The Thousand Oaks wrongful death accident occurred after Stalberg, who was home on winter vacation from the University of Arizona, was out partying with friends from Thousand Oaks High School. The friends reportedly tried to convince Stalberg not to drive, but he drove despite their pleas.
Lirtsman had been visiting his daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren for the holidays at the time of the fatal crash. His family has the right to make a wrongful death claim against Stalberg, and our assumption is that they already made this claim. If Stalberg has auto insurance, we assume that his auto insurance carrier has probably already offered their policy limits to Lirtsman’s family.
The family may also seek additional damages on top of the auto insurance, because most young people do not have very large car insurance coverages and wrongful death damages are very high, especially in a situation like this.
Whenever there is a car accident wrongful death, the family of the deceased should always contact an experienced California wrongful death lawyer to assist them with their needs, including to seek all available wrongful death damages. Our office offers a free consultation on any injury or wrongful death claim and we can be reached seven days a week, 24 hours per day.