Travis Scott concert accidents recently resulted in tragedy. The Astroworld Festival in Houston took place on November 5th, 2021. Eight people died that night and numerous people suffered from injuries.
However, this was not the first time injuries had occurred at a Travis Scott concert.
In 2017, during a Terminal 5 Manhattan concert, the crowd surged, pushing one of Scott's fans off a balcony. At Travis Scott’s orders, security guards dragged the injured fan to the stage. Clearly, the injured fan was in need of a neck brace and other immediate medical treatment. Dragging the fan to the stage should not have been the priority. According to the New York Post, the 23-year-old fan suffered from fractured vertebrae and became paralyzed. He must use a wheel chair as a result of the accident.
In addition, the New York Post mentioned that earlier, Scott also faced charges of inciting a riot at an Arkansas concert.
Travis Scott played at the 2021 Houston Texas Astroworld Festival, attended by 50,000 people. The crowd surge from the back of the venue crushed people together in the front. Many complained that they could not breathe. According to The New York Times, more than 300 people received treatment at the “field hospital” site. The city's fire chief, Samuel Peña, said that emergency personnel transported 23 people to nearby hospitals. Eleven of those patients suffered from cardiac arrest.
A concertgoer reported hearing Travis Scott on three occasions telling the crowd to help people who had passed out.
Police are still investigating the underlying causes of injuries. This was one of the deadliest crowd control disasters in U.S. history.
When someone else’s negligence causes serious injury, you may have legal recourse. Pursuing a lawsuit can assist with expenses. For a free consultation to evaluate your case, contact Sackstein, Sackstein & Lee, LLP. Call our toll free number at (888) 519-6400 or reach out to us through our contact form.
Documenting your slip and fall accident is probably something most people do not think about. When you are seriously injured and in pain, filing a lawsuit may be the furthest thing from your mind. However, there are actions you can take that would help your case, should you decide to pursue a lawsuit.
Not all property owners have forms to fill out. However, if you want to file a claim against a government entity, such as New York City, the NYC Comptroller has a personal injury claim form. As the form states, you must file the form in person or by registered or certified mail within 90 days of the slip and fall accident. Also, it must be notarized. If the claim does not resolve within one year and 90 days from the accident date, you must start a legal action to preserve your rights. If you have questions about the form, one of our lawyers can assist you as well as represent you in the claim.
Businesses may or may not have forms to fill out. Some companies might have forms that their insurance companies provide. Even if there is no form, you should immediately report the accident to a manager.
The following information is important for a personal injury claim:
After seeking medical treatment, you should contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Consultations are free to evaluate your case. Also, there are no out-of-pocket expenses for slip and fall accident cases. Attorney fees are a portion of the compensation recovered.