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Hilliard Law Responds to Potential Criminal Charges Against Travis Scott in Astroworld Crowd Surge Incident



Hilliard Law, a nationally known trial firm specializing in personal injury and civil litigation, has issued a response to the recent news regarding the potential criminal charges faced by rapper Travis Scott in connection with the tragic crowd surge incident at the Astroworld music festival in 2021.

According to the Houston Chronicle, a Texas grand jury is meeting Thursday to weigh the possible criminal charges. The charges stem from a deadly surge of fans at Astroworld in Houston, where thousands were injured when the over-capacity crowd pressed forward as Scott took the stage. According to one of the lawyers representing victims, reported on, at least 4,900 people were injured, and ten people were killed by compressive asphyxiation, including a 10-year-old boy.

Robert Hilliard, of Hilliard Law, represents the family of the 10-year-old boy. On Thursday, he said,

“both criminal and civil accountability are critical to ensure that those responsible for the loss of innocent lives understand the permanent devastation they caused these families.”

The Astroworld tragedy serves as a somber reminder of the critical need for meticulous planning, robust safety measures, and effective crowd control protocols at large-scale events. Hilliard Law remains steadfast in its commitment to advocating for the rights of the victims and their families, seeking to provide them with the representation and justice that they deserve.

The plaintiffs allege that Scott, LiveNation, and more than two dozen other defendants negligently and recklessly let too many people into the venue despite knowing the risks, because they wanted the concert to appear packed.

The cases have been consolidated in Texas state court in a process known as multidistrict litigation, which streamlines adjudication of similar lawsuits.


About Hilliard Law:

Hilliard Law, formerly Hilliard Martinez Gonzales LLP (HMG), is a nationally renowned law firm based in Corpus Christi, TX. With a history of success in personal injury and mass tort litigation, Hilliard Law is committed to providing aggressive representation and seeking justice for its clients. Bob Hilliard, owner and founding partner, has led Hilliard Law to the forefront of national trial law firms. Having tried over 150 jury trials, Mr. Hilliard is also a two-time winner of the National Law Journal’s prestigious Elite Trial Lawyer of the Year award for product liability and motor vehicles and has been recognized as a Super Lawyer for the past 20 years. Mr. Hilliard is double board certified and recognized as one of the top 100 trial lawyers in the United States. In the past year, Hilliard Law’s 40-lawyer firm has already secured over 100 million dollars in verdicts and settlements. For more information, visit

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