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A Drone Injury Lawyer Explains the Risks of Operating a Drone

Thursday, August 04, 2016

If you had an unfortunate encounter with a defective drone or a negligent drone operator a Drone Injury Lawyer can help you decide how to proceed. While popular and useful, drones can be operated almost anywhere, by almost anyone. There are no training or licensing requirements for these incredibly popular devices.

While drones are relatively new to the civilian market, there is a body of civil law that applies to drone operation. The legal risks to you as a drone operator come from three possible sources:

Defective or malfunctioning equipment - The operator or the manufacturer, or both, could be liable if defective equipment leads to property damage or serious injury.

Operator negligence - Drunk, distracted or inattentive operators pose a risk to the public. The bigger and faster the drone is, the more the risk posed by negligence.

Invasion of privacy - Individuals might, under certain conditions, be able to win a legal judgment based on the emotional harm caused by a drone. Buzzing around a home with a camera drone and recording through open windows, for example, could lead to legal problems.

Drone operators, like the operators of so many devices, are legally responsible for any damage they may cause through deliberate abuse of the device or through negligence. Some drones can climb to over 400 feet and fly at up to 100 miles per hour. A drone that crashes from that height or at near that speed can cause serious injuries and significant property damage.

If you were injured by a negligent drone operator contact us to discuss your case.



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