Drone Injuries

Most of us have probably experienced a situation like this: you're out at a park or another public place, you hear an annoying buzzing sound, and then look up to find that a drone has swooped over your head.


Sometimes when this happens, you look over to see who is operating the drone, only to find out it is either a child or someone who clearly looks like they are doing it for the first time.  Most of us probably reach the same conclusion in this situation - "someone is bound to get hurt by that thing."


The question is, what do you do if you're injured by a drone?  It's not like being injured in an auto accident where you know there is insurance involved.  You may be injured by someone who doesn't have any insurance at all, and thus would have to pay for your damages out of their own pocket.  If you are lucky, your injuries may be covered by some sort of umbrella policy.


So, what you should do is:


  1. make a police report if possible - regardless of whether you were seriously injured, it's important to have documentation of what happened.
  2. take photographs of the injury site and gather as much evidence as possible.  This includes witness information or statements.
  3. seek treatment if necessary - especially for a head injury, you need to be careful and get checked out, even if it seems like you don't have any symptoms at the time
  4. contact an attorney - your injuries may be covered by an umbrella insurance policy or a commercial policy if you were injured by someone who was using the drone for businesses purposes at the time.  Either way, you need to contact an attorney as soon as possible to protect your rights. 

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If you've been injured by a drone, contact our personal injury attorneys to find out what your options are.

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