Astroworld Concert Stampede Leaves at Least 8 Dead in Houston On November 5th, 2021, a tragic and deadly crowd surge took place at the Astroworld Music Festival in Houston, TX, primarily during the performance of rapper, Travis Scott. The surge happened toward the stage around 9:30 pm, resulting in the death of eight patrons and leaving hundreds injured. At the time of the crowd surge, about 50,000 people were attending the show.
At Roberts Markland, our personal injury and wrongful death attorneys are representing clients and families injured during the tragic events at Astroworld; looking for answers about how the tragedy was allowed to happen. Many details surrounding the crowd crush injuries and deaths are still under investigation. As answers unfold, it is imperative we take swift and precise action against those that caused harm to you or a loved one. If someone has suffered broken bones, lacerations, soft tissue injuries, concussions, internal injuries, or death – our lawyers will take immediate action on your concert injury case.If you or a loved one were injured in the Astroworld Festival tragedy, contact us today at (713) 630-0900 for a free, no-obligation consultation. Our attorneys are available 24/7, evenings, and weekends to evaluate your potential Astroworld Festival Lawsuit. We are determined to get answers and secure the justice you deserve.Know Your Rights. Let Us Speak For You. Find Out What Your Case is Worth.
Crowd crush injuries occur when individuals get squeezed so hard that they are unable to get oxygen to breath. When the crowd surges, the force can be strong enough to bend steel; it often hits individuals from two directions causing serious bodily harm and trauma as well. If some people have fallen during the surge, it can cause a pileup and pressure can even come from above. All of this pressure is exerted on an individuals lungs. In the vast majority of crowd crush deaths, asphyxiation was listed as the underlying cause of death.
Festival organizers have a duty to keep those who attend music festivals, like Astroworld, safe. When you attend a festival you assume that the organizers and security are going to take reasonable steps to keep you safe. Our attorneys at Roberts Markland are working tirelessly reviewing the actions of the festival organizers, the performer Travis Scott, the venue NRG park, the organizer Live Nation, and more.The deadly crowd surge was a direct result of the gross negligence of the promoters and persons involved with creating Astroworld. According to concert-safety consultant Paul Wertheimer, who has decades of experience in his field, “(This crowd surge) was preventable. The crowd was allowed to get too dense and was not managed properly … The fans were the victims of an environment in which they could not control.” Wertheimer continued: “as long as promoters, artists, security, venue, operators and city officials who approved these plans are not held criminally liable — this is going to drone on.”
This type of tragedy is far from unprecedented:
Crowd -safety measures have improved significantly since then. At Coachella, the main stage pitch is separated into grids by large, iron barriers. This prevents large crowds from getting out of control. This is the type of precaution that the organizers of Astroworld failed to implement.
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