On Friday night, November 5th, 2021, Houston native and rapper Travis Scott, hosted his third annual Astroworld Music Festival at NRG park. This sold-out event had more than 50,000 people in attendance. Unfortunately, the conditions at this event were not safe leading to 10 victims killed and many more injured following a crowd surge. Houston police have ruled the Astroworld festival tragedy a mass casualty event.
Why Didn’t They Stop The Astroworld Music Festival?
10 people died from the Travis Scott event that took place, with many more still recovering from their injuries. Among the victims, a 9-year old boy has passed away. So, why didn’t anyone stop the show? This is the direct result of unsafe conditions that are being investigated by top officials. Lawsuits filed for these victims will help to outline exactly who is to blame for the tragedy that took place in early November.
Is Travis Scott To Blame For Astroworld Tragedy?
Long before the deadly Astroworld music festival, Travis Scott pleaded guilty to criminal charges connected to two concerts where the rapper encouraged fans to rush the stage. The artist has also encouraged his fans to jump from a second story balcony, leading to one fan becoming paralyzed. This is a history of reckless behaviors that must be stopped.
Our law firm will work with you every step of the way to get you the compensation you deserve for the emotional and physical trauma you have endured as a result of this tragedy. An investigation is underway to determine who is at-fault for the conditions that led to these fans passing away.
Astroworld Wrongful Death Lawsuit
If you lost a loved one during the Astroworld Music Festival, the Law Office of Beverly R. Caruthers can help you. Attorney Caruthers has over 30 years of experience representing those who have been injured and the families of those who have lost their life due to the reckless or negligent actions of other individuals and entities. Call us today for a free consultation in your case.
Who May Sue for Wrongful Death?
A wrongful death claim must be filed by a representative on behalf of the survivors who suffer damage from the decedent’s death (they are called the “real parties in interest”). The representative is usually the executor of the decedent’s estate. The “real parties in interest” vary from state to state. Some of those people might include:
- Immediate family members. In all states, immediate family members like spouses and children (including adopted children) and parents of unmarried children can recover under wrongful death actions.
- Life partners, financial dependents, and putative spouses. In some states, a domestic or life partner, anyone who was financially dependent on the decedent, and a “putative spouse” (a person who had a good faith belief that he or she was married to the victim) have a right of recovery.
- Distant family members. Some states allow more distant family members, such as brothers, sisters, and grandparents, to bring wrongful death lawsuits. For example, a grandparent who is raising a child may be able to bring an action.
- All persons who suffer financially. Some states allow all persons who suffer financially from the death to bring a wrongful death action for lost care or support, even if they are not related by blood or marriage to the victim.
- Parents of a deceased fetus. In some states, the death of a fetus can be the basis for a wrongful death suit. In several other states, parents cannot bring a wrongful death action to recover for financial and emotional losses resulting from the death of a fetus. In those states, the parents can bring a wrongful death action only if the child was born alive and then died. Check your state law and consult with an experienced wrongful death attorney to find out if such an action is allowed in your state.
Personal Injury Attorney in Houston Texas
Attorney Beverly R. Caruthers has decades of experience helping her clients navigate even the most difficult cases. If you or someone you love was one of the concert goers injured or who lost their life at the Astroworld concert, reach out to our team today. We will work with you to gain compensation for the injuries you have suffered.
We work hard to bring the most efficient and practical solutions to your personal injury case. Beverly R. Caruthers proudly serves and defends the Greater Houston area including but not limited to Baytown, Conroe, Crosby, Humble, Huntsville, Lake Jackson, Missouri City, Pasadena, Spring, Tomball.