With rise of drones flying around, the number of claims, legal issues, and cases have been on the increase.
The small unmanned aircraft vehicle (UAV) industry has blown up in the commercial and personal market. From surveying land, to finding missing people, to filming content, drones have shown that they are diverse, affordable, and beneficial to businesses and individuals. It’s predicted that the rise of drones is only set to grow.
The personal use of these drones has had a steady growing concern of violating privacy protection, data collection, and incidents such as faulty landings that have caused injuries or, in worst case scenario, death. Even construction businesses are facing claims that the use of their drones cause invasion of privacy, when their intent is to survey roof work of multistory buildings.
Due to this rise of concern and accidents, more companies are developing liability insurance for drone users and operators. Although may think you’re safe with homeowners or business insurance, when drones fly into in urban, public environments, insurers quickly review this policy. With insurance companies changing their policies quickly, drone users should ensure that their drone is covered in case of damage, an accident, or lawsuit.