HOUSTON – Houston Trial law firm Roberts Markland LLP has filed multiple lawsuits on behalf of Astroworld Festival stampede victims in Harris County District Court.
On Friday, November 5, 2021, eight people, including three minors, lost their lives attending a music festival at NRG in Houston, Texas. Hundreds more festival attendees were seriously physically injured due to stampede, suffocation, trampling, and assault while watching Travis Scott perform on stage at his headline event Astroworld. Roberts Markland LLP currently represents twenty-seven (27) of these victims as of Sunday and has begun filing lawsuits for each individual client seeking at least $1,000,000 in damages in each suit.
“As a parent of a teenager, my heart is broken for the families of those who died at the festival,” said attorney Sean Roberts. “We owe it not only to our clients, but everyone else touched by this incident, a meticulous and thorough investigation followed by prompt trial just trials if the organizers of the event are not serious about voluntarily settling the claims.”
The Astroworld Festival is a two-day headline music festival featuring music artists of different music genres. Houston rock artist Travis Scott organized the festival in 2019 and Live Nation is the security organizer and promoter. There were multiple injuries resulting from security lapses at the inaugural event and Live Nation has been sued recently for inadequate security protocols resulting in injuries at events in other states.
“The degree of indifference by the organizers of this festival to foreseeable and known risks is mind-blowing. Let us be hopeful the organizers of the event were not as indifferent and reckless when it came to buying liability insurance for the event.” Said Roberts.
Roberts Markland LLP is a Houston-based personal injury law firm with more than 130 years of collective trial experience. The firm recently was recognized for achieving the highest personal injury verdict in the history of Texas for an upper extremity injury against United Airlines. The firm specializes in suing insurance companies. Roberts Markland LLP has represented thousands of injured Houstonians in the 16-year history of the firm and its principal lawyers are recognized as Texas Super Lawyers and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates.