Astroworld Attorneys Filing Suit Against Event Organizers for Injuries and Loss of Life
Concert catastrophe lawyer Calhoun, Meredith, and Sims, PLLC is offering immediate consultations to the victims that were injured at Astroworld along with families that had a loved one killed at the concert. The firm is investigating wrongful death claims and other personal injuries for attendees of the event in Houston, TX, organized by artist Travis Scott and others.
Reports from the November 5, 2021, concert at NRG Park indicate that before the show, many people breached a VIP entrance at the event. These attendees knocked over barriers, metal detectors and other guests while ignoring security staff. Entrance gates and merchandise booths were also mobbed.
Prior to the show, a countdown clock started. This clock indicated when rapper Travis Scott, who was also an organizer of the event, would start performing. With each minute that passed, and it became closer to the start of the show, the crowd of more than 50,000 attendees started pressing towards the stage. Many attendees struggled to breathe and were unable to get out of the area; many fell to the ground.
Concert Declared a “Mass Casualty Event”
After the artist began performing, the crowd surged forward, causing more concert goers to struggle to breath; additional people passed out and many were trampled. As ambulances and medical staff raced to help the victims, the event was declared a “mass casualty event” at 9:38 p.m., indicating there was loss of life; however, the concert continued until after 10:00 p.m.
The stampede ultimately cost eight attendees their lives; hundreds others were injured, resulting in medical attention both on-site and off-site.
How Filing an Astroworld Lawsuit May Benefit Victims
Attending a large event should be a fun and memorable experience; attendees place their trust in the event organizers, promoters and staff to provide a safe environment. At the Astroworld concert, the events prior to the show indicated that there were unsafe conditions.
Authorities are continuing their investigation into the event and what went wrong to determine how eight people died while others were taken to area hospitals in cardiac arrest and suffering from other injuries. Calhoun, Meredith & Sims represents victims of mass-casualty accidents, including spectators at sporting events and concerts and thoroughly investigates to determine the negligent parties and failed safety and security protocols. If you were injured or lost a loved one at the Astroworld concert, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills and funeral costs. Take a stand and hold those responsible accountable. Call an Astroworld injury lawyer at (888) 498-2555.