Cesar Ornelas, a nationally recognized Texas personal injury attorney who has recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients, has recently been engaged to represent several victims of the November 5, 2021 tragedy at the Astroworld Music Festival that left 10 people dead and hundreds injured.
“My clients will never forget the horrific events of that night, struggling to breathe, trying to escape and save their lives. This was a preventable tragedy and an epic failure,” said Cesar Ornelas, “we are exploring all legal options and have launched an investigation to ensure that the facts are known about exactly what went wrong, who was responsible, and bring accountability to make sure this never happens again.”
The lawsuit filed by Cesar Ornelas Law includes 13 defendants who were present at the Houston festival, including both Travis Scott himself as well as fellow rapper Drake, Live Nation, and its affiliates, Cactus Jack Records LLC, Scoremore LLC, and its affiliated, ASM Global and its affiliates, and Harris County Sports and Convention Corp.
Angela Tabares, attorney at Cesar Ornelas Law, alleges that Scott’s proven history of inciting riots at his concerts combined with lack of preparation of the organization who hired untrained and inexperienced security staff are reason enough to move forward with the lawsuits.
Other potential clients have contacted Cesar Ornelas seeking representation for their injuries and damages. Cesar Ornelas Law continues to offer free, confidential case consultations to injured Astroworld victims and their families.
“Adequate event preparation and ensuring the safety of all attendees is a basic and fundamental responsibility at any concert event, and it is clear that organizers put profit first, ignoring multiple warnings in advance of, and during the tragedy,” said Ornelas.
About Cesar Ornelas
Cesar Ornelas started to practice law after graduating from St. Mary’s Law School. He has been handling catastrophic personal injury and death cases since his first day in practice. Since becoming a lawyer, Cesar Ornelas has done significant work for his clients throughout the state of Texas.
In addition to being a member of the State Bar of Texas, and the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Cesar Ornelas has been named as a life member of both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Established in 1993, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum (which includes the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum) is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for their clients. Fewer than 1% of lawyers in the United States are members.
In the spring of 2021, Cesar Ornelas was selected to be a part of The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40. The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 is composed of the top trial lawyers from each state or region who are under the age of 40. Membership is by invitation only and is extended exclusively to those trial lawyers practicing civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense law.
About Cesar Ornelas Law
Cesar Ornelas Law is a leading personal injury law firm representing clients nationwide.
Licensed in Texas, Cesar Ornelas’s nationwide legal practice is entirely contingency fee-based and consists of a wide variety of catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death cases.