Lawsuit filed after death of 9-year-old child at festival

On Behalf of | Nov 22, 2021 | Negligent Security |

While preparing for an upcoming festival, it may be essential to evaluate any possible safety concerns and take the necessary measures to protect the well-being of everyone involved. The presence of inadequate safety measures may only increase the risks that a dangerous scenario might occur, and also the chance that such an event could cause individuals in Georgia to suffer serious or fatal harm. A family in another state has recently filed a lawsuit against several parties after claiming that negligent security measures at a music festival led to the death of their 9-year-old son. 

Festival hazards 

The incident reportedly began when the child and his father chose to attend a music festival. Reports indicate that soon after popular musician Travis Scott took the stage, the crowd began to surge, which prompted a dangerous situation. The child was trampled and crushed by the crowd in the process and was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries. He passed away later on while still in the hospital and reports indicate that nine others also suffered a similar fate as a result of the outbreak. 

His family has since filed a lawsuit against several parties involved with the festival, accusing them of failure to provide adequate security measures. The lawsuit states that these parties failed to prepare for the possible dangers involved with controlling the crowd and failed to swiftly respond to the outcome and provide the necessary care. The lawsuit also asserts that those involved did not take action to hire or properly train security staff members. 

Loss of a loved one 

Losing a loved one in an incident that may have been entirely preventable without the presence of negligent security measures can be a devastating experience. Individuals who suffer the loss of someone close under similar scenarios may wish to exercise their rights to seek restitution in civil court, but they might not know where to turn for assistance in navigating the process. Fortunately, there are attorneys in Georgia who can examine the incident thoroughly and assist a person in preparing to seek the full amount of compensation entitled through a claim against all parties deemed responsible.