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Our Astroworld Lawsuit Lawyers are investigating wrongful death claims and other personal injuries related to the tragedy that struck at the Travis Scott-led festival in Houston, Texas. You have a right to recover compensation related to your injuries or the loss of a loved one. Contact our firm at 800-359-5690 to discuss your legal options.
News of the tragedy at the 2021 Astroworld festival spread across social media as family members desperately reached out to loved ones in attendance at the Travis Scott event to confirm if they were safe.
According to reports, at least eight people were confirmed dead and hundreds more were injured in a crowd surge toward the stage during Scott’s set on Friday night. Witnesses and officials describe the event as ‘chaotic’ as the crowd rushed toward the stage when Scott appeared. Witnesses also say it was hard to get air and mosh pits were happening in every direction in the packed Astrodome and NRG stadium with at least 50,000 in attendance.
Those who lost their lives in the crowd surge ranged in age from 14 to 27. The Carlson Law Firm’s thoughts are with their families.
Mass Casualty Incident: People were being squeezed to death during Scott’s set
Reports indicate that people described feeling squeezed in the minutes leading up to Scott taking the stage. Witnesses also state that onlookers observed people being crushed and screaming in terror once Scott took the stage.
“The crowd was squishing me so much that I felt like I couldn’t breathe,” Emily Munguia, 22, told CNN. “I started screaming for help … I felt so scared, like I was going to die.”
“The amount of people I saw get hurt, passed out, bleeding, crying is crazy,” Munguia continued
Other reports mention people who passed out being crowd-surfed to security guards and medics who were on scene.
Astroworld Lawsuit: What went wrong at the 2021 Astroworld Festival
In what has been described as increasingly unruly behavior that culminated around 9:15 p.m. on Friday, November 5, the 2021 Astroworld Festival teetered on the brink for most of the day. Witnesses say the festival began with mobbing entrance gates and merch booths early in the day. The show came to an early close at 10:10 p.m. once it became clear that people were dying. In its aftermath, 25 people were taken to Houston-area hospitals by ambulance, some of them in cardiac arrest. At least 13 Astroworld Festival goers were still hospitalized on Saturday, five under the age of 18.
Authorities are still investigating what went wrong at the 2021 Astroworld Festival. They are continuing to watch videos, interview witnesses and review concert protocols to determine how eight people died at the music festival. However, the investigation is likely to focus on security and safety protocols.
Live Nation, the producer of the 2021 Astroworld Festival, has a history of lawsuits and safety violations as a result of unsafe conditions at its concerts. The company has faced both federal scrutiny and lawsuits over past incidents involving injuries and safety violations.
According to reports from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Live Nation Worldwide and Live Nation Entertainment were cited and fined for 10 violations spanning from 2016 to 2019.
Scott has earned a reputation for chaotic shows
Known to the casual pop culture consumer for his hit single “Sicko Mode” which reached number one on the Billboard Charts in 2018 and for being in a relationship with Kylie Jenner. However, among his fans, Travis Scott is best known for having high energy, but chaotic shows. Scott often encourages concertgoers to let their most rebellious selves take over by taking part in mosh pits, crowd surfing and stage diving.
In fact, at his shows, Scott often encourages his fans to push past security and rush the stage.
Scott issued a non-apology via his Twitter account and also released a video via Instagram where he declared that he and event organizers will be cooperating with the Houston police department throughout the investigation.
The Carlson Law Firm Can Help
We are avid proponents of having good, safe fun. Going to a concert or allowing your minor children to attend a concert should be a fun experience that results in fond memories to last a lifetime. No one should have to deal with hospital bills or funeral costs because of concert promoters’ failures in security and safety protocols. The 2021 Astroworld Festival tragedy was 100% preventable. You can hold the event organizers and others accountable by reaching out to an injury attorney at 800-359-5690 to file an Astroworld Lawsuit.