Every day, new details are emerging about the deadly Astroworld Festival and what role its organizers had in creating an event that would claim 10 lives and injure hundreds of others. Logs from the Houston Fire Department (HFD) and Houston Police Department (HPD) recently revealed that riot equipment had been requested as early as 8:15 a.m., that security was already overwhelmed by 9:20 a.m., and that the district fire chief closest to NRG Park was denied access 2 times that morning as he tried to assess the venue’s layout.
That’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to questions of security and the organization of the music festival. One guard revealed in an interview that he had no security qualifications or experience and was hired by text message. By the time Travis Scott took the stage that night, it was too late to fix the flaws in preparation. The dangerous situation was only intensified by Travis Scott’s own behavior. Emergency personnel had classified the crowd surge as a mass casualty event at about 9:37 p.m. but the show continued until about 10:15 p.m.
Astroworld attendees and their families deserve answers.
They need help dealing with the aftermath of the physical and emotional trauma they’ve experienced—and are continuing to experience.
Our Astroworld Attorneys Are Seeking Answers & Accountability
Even a 50,000-person crowd can be effectively managed if the right measures are taken regarding crowd management, security, medical stations, and emergency planning. The Astroworld crowd surge is a perfect example of what can go wrong when event organizers fail in their duty to protect fans.
Arnold & Itkin is leading the charge against Live Nation, Harris County Sports & Convention Corporation, Scoremore Holdings, Travis Scott, and other parties, now representing more than 500 people and families who were harmed by this preventable tragedy. Our concert injury lawyers look forward to finding answers for our clients. Our attorneys have been to the scene for an on-site investigation, to see with our own eyes how the design of the venue put fans at such risk. We’ll be working around the clock to make sure all at-fault parties are held accountable.
If you were at the Astroworld Festival or have questions about whether you have a case, please do not hesitate to give us a call at (888) 493-1629 to share your story. There’s no obligation and no cost.