Why Astroworld Crowd Surge Victims Should Refuse Travis Scott’s Offer to Pay Funeral Costs and Medical Bills
Do Not Accept Any Offer of Compensation from Travis Scott, Live Nation, or Other Astroworld Festival Parties Without First Speaking to an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer!
Multiple media outlets are reporting that rapper Travis Scott is offering to pay funeral and medical expenses for the victims of last week’s deadly crowd surge at Astroworld Festival in Houston, Texas.
According to Rolling Stone Magazine, he has also announced a partnership with BetterHelp to supply free online therapy to attendees in need.
Astroworld Victims Who Accept Travis Scott’s Offers May Never Be Fully Compensated
However, according to the Houston Astroworld Injury and Wrongful Death Lawyers at Zehl & Associates, accepting such payments or services could mean signing a release that prevents victims from filing personal injury lawsuits – and recovering damages for lost wages, past and future medical, mental anguish, pain and suffering, etc. – against Scott and other released parties.
“In our experience, these early offers have one intended purpose: to head off litigation,” says attorney Ryan Zehl. “Someone who signs a release or accepts any form of restitution from Mr. Scott, Live Nation, or other Astroworld parties may well be prevented from ever obtaining compensation for all of their injuries and losses.
“We urge attendees and their families to refuse all such offers, at least until they’ve had a chance to speak with a qualified personal injury attorney.”
Astroworld Attendee: “It Was a Death Trap.”
The opening night of Travis Scott’s third annual Astroworld Festival brought more than 50,000 fans to NRG Park in Houston last Friday night. But shortly after Scott took the stage at 9:00 p.m., the crowd began to surge, and chaos ensued.
“They passed out. And they were on the ground and basically getting trampled. And no one would pick them up,” one concert-goer told CNN. “There was just too many people there. It was overcrowded. The way the barricades were set up had people trapped in. It was a death trap.”
Before the night was over, eight people were dead, including two teenage boys. Nearly two dozen attendees were taken to Houston hospitals, and 300 others received treatment at the event’s field hospital.
All of the dead and injured were under the age of 30. A nine-year-old boy is reportedly still fighting for his life in a medically-induced coma, and two survivors remain in critical condition.
Could Travis Scott and Live Nation Have Prevented the Astroworld Tragedy?
Houston-native Travis Scott has long been famous for attracting high-energy and sometimes aggressive audiences. He’s also known for encouraging his fans to “rage” and has twice been arrested for inciting crowds to rush his concert stage.
He and Astroworld promoter Live Nation are now facing criticism for allegedly failing to end Friday night’s performance once it became clear the crowd was out of control. Although Scott briefly paused twice for concert-goers in distress, the show quickly resumed each time. Scott continued to perform for nearly 40 minutes after Houston officials declared the event a “mass casualty incident.”
“If the lights would have been turned on — (if) the promoter or the artist called for that — it would have chilled the crowd, and who knows?” Houston Fire Chief Samuel Peña told CNN. “Who knows what the outcome would have been? But everybody in that venue, starting from the artist on down, has a responsibility for public safety, I believe.”
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