Astroworld Festival Injury Lawsuit
If you were seriously injured or lost a loved one at Astroworld Festival at NRG Park in Houston, Texas, Bentley & More, LLP can help. Our firm is investigating the events that unfolded on Friday, November 5th when at least 8 people were killed and hundreds more were injured at the festival. Call (949) 264-0226 today for a free and confidential case evaluation.
Mass Casualty Incident at NRG Park
At least 50,000 people were in attendance at 2021 Astroworld Festival. Initial reports claim that the crowd began to compress towards the stage at around 9:15 pm when Travis Scott, rapper and festival organizer, was joined on stage by Drake. As the crowd surged and pushed closer, people became trapped and were trampled, crushed, or suffocated. There have also been reports of serious drug abuse and assault. Several concertgoers had to be revived with injections of Narcan, a drug overdose medication, including a security guard who reported to have been pricked in the neck as he was reaching into the crowd.
While the festival had security and medical services, they were quickly overwhelmed by the influx of injuries and attendees in critical condition. By the time the show was stopped, 8 people were dead and hundreds more were injured. Police have begun a criminal investigation into the incident and the second day of the event was canceled. As of Sunday morning, 3 of the 8 people who were killed have been identified, but officials have yet to report a cause of death.
Who is Legally Responsible for the Injuries and Death
Regardless of the outcome of the criminal investigation, festival organizers and promoters have a duty to keep attendees safe. In this case, it is clear that it appears that the festival promoters and the venue NRG Park were unprepared for what happened. First-hand accounts detail medical service personnel who lacked training and a woefully inadequate response to such a serious incident. There are many different parties who are responsible for the environment at the festival. As a result, liability for the outcome will fall on the promoters, venue, and even security companies and subcontractors. This will almost certainly include Travis Scott and LiveNation.
Why Should I Speak with an Attorney?
If you were injured, you will likely incur significant expenses for medical treatment and rehabilitation. If you lost a loved one, you’ve lost that person’s companionship and ability to earn income. The companies that are responsible for this tragic situation are also legally responsible for compensating victims for their injuries. This can be difficult to quantify, especially if you are grieving the loss of a loved one.
That’s why we are here. At Bentley & More, LLP, we will take on the insurance companies and corporations and build a strong case on your behalf. Our attorneys will conduct investigations, talk to witnesses and deal with all of the red tape of the insurance and legal processes – while you focus on your recovery and your family.
Bentley & More, LLP has significant experience representing victims of serious injury and their families.
- We have the skills, resources, and experience to take on the largest corporations on behalf of our clients.
- Our firm has recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements.
- Our attorneys care about our clients. We understand that our job is to tell your story and fight for justice for you.
- We never charge a fee unless we win. You won’t ever pay us for our services until we recover compensation on your behalf.
All the potential defendants in this case are insured. Assuredly, these insurance companies have already begun their investigation into the incident. Their goal is to build a case that their insured is not responsible for what happened. For those injured, it is vitally important that you speak with an attorney as soon as possible. An attorney can conduct their own investigation on your behalf, securing evidence, preventing evidence from being tampered with or destroyed, and finding witnesses while their recollection of the events is still fresh.
Call Today for a Free Case Evaluation
The events that unfolded at Astroworld Festival at NRG Park were tragic and, likely, avoidable. If you or a loved one were injured, please, contact Bentley & More, LLP today. Swift action is extremely important, the sooner you speak with an attorney, the sooner we can begin working on your behalf. Call (949) 264-0226 today for a free consultation.