How do Premises Liability Laws Relate to the Astroworld Festival?
As a general rule, the operators of a concert or music festival are required by law to protect any attendees. According to state premises liability laws, patrons at a concert classify as “invitees” since they enter the space for the benefit of the venue’s owners. This means that by paying an admission fee and arriving at the venue, concert goers are entitled to significant protection from incidental harm.
The fact that a crowd surge occurred is likely enough evidence to prove that the event managers need to assume responsibility for the resulting fatalities and injuries. The venue should have been responsible for providing adequate security and comprehensive crowd control.
Meanwhile, many people allege that Travis Scott and his record label, Cactus Jack Records, LLC, have a history of allowing and ignoring dangerous conditions at their events. This has resulted in injuries at some of Travis Scott’s previous performances, but not to the extent of the accident at Astroworld. Regardless, knowledge and evidence about this lack of care could help an attorney connect the injuries and deaths at the festival to a failure to respect Texas’ premises liability laws.
One of our hardworking lawyers can continue to investigate the situation to determine whether invitees at the Astroworld Festival have a strong legal standing.
Pursuing Injury and Wrongful Death Compensation after Astroworld
Anyone who was injured because of ScoreMore, LLC, Live Nation Worldwide, LLC, ASM Global Parent, Inc, and Harris County Sports & Convention Corporation’s failure to provide proper protection deserves adequate financial compensation. Not only should these concertgoers collect monetary damages for their medical bills, but they might be able to acquire additional repayments for the other ways that the crowd surge at Astroworld affected their life.
For instance, anyone who suffered injuries at this festival can likely pursue compensation for emotional trauma, lost wages at work, or reduced quality of daily life. Meanwhile, the families of the eight people who lost their lives at this event can likely file a wrongful death lawsuit seeking damages for lost companionship and funeral expenses.
A compassionate attorney from our firm understands the tragedy of this event. Our injury lawyers in Houston could help prove that Travis Scott and his management need to assume liability for the accident and, afterward, help a client pursue the compensation they deserve to recover. To learn more about your options for seeking justice after Astroworld Festival 2021, reach out to our office today.