What is that in the sky? A bird? No! A plane? No! It’s… a drone? In the past, we would have expected a superhero, but today with the amazing advances in technology, drones are here. Flying robots, something out of yesterday’s sci-fi, are becoming a reality. Drones have been used in combat, for surveillance, and for law enforcement. Now they’re being used for package delivery, hobbies like drone racing, and even as toys for children. Soon they will be commonplace, performing many tasks thought too difficult or dangerous for a human. We may see them soon in search and rescue rolls, and as repair and maintenance tools.
When they first appeared, drones were pretty basic and limited in capability. Now drones can fly for miles, move up to 100 miles per hour, and stay aloft for 30 minutes at a time. Some drones now even have AI, so they don’t require a human to control them at all times. Some people race them, with VR headsets to see from the drone’s perspective. That sounds exciting!
Of course, all of these fantastic advanced capabilities have come with a price. Fast, high-flying drones are now at risk of damaging property or injuring people if they crash. Unsupervised or poorly operated drones can wander into the path of people or vehicles, causing trouble and potentially accidents and injuries. Defects, operator errors, and negligence create a very real risk for such accidents. The liability for damages lies with the irresponsible operators or manufacturers.
Drones and Invasion of Privacy
Another issue presented by drones is privacy violation. The ever increasing range and speed of drones, as well as improved cameras, enable them to observe more than ever, including what is out of the public eye. There are organizations such as NoFlyZone.org dedicated to preventing drone flyovers of private properties. They share a database of addresses with participating companies for free. While an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, what happens when something does happen? Even without breaches of privacy and/or security, drones flying around can still represent a nuisance; we wouldn’t want to constantly collide with drones, or have them interfere with other traffic.
Having a drone accident attorney can help you get compensation for pain and suffering, physical impairment, mental anguish, damages, and lost earnings. You will need an attorney if you have been the victim of drone related injury, property damage, or invasion of privacy.
KC Road Lawyers
KC Road Lawyers offers free consultations for drone related injuries, property damage, and invasions of privacy. Call 816-738-5725 or navigate to our contact page to find out how KC Road Lawyers can help you with any injury or damage you have sustained, regardless of if it is due to an automotive accident or a drone.