A drone injury attorney notes an accident in which an 18-month-old toddler lost an eye when the propeller of an out of control drone sliced the boy’s face. The horrific accident happened when a drone, being flown by a family friend, crashed into a tree and sent the aircraft’s propeller careening toward the toddler. This is the first reported incident of a consumer drone causing a serious injury since unmanned aerial vehicles entered the market in 2013. Personal injury attorneys expect that people injured by defective or negligently operated drones will seek compensation for their injuries with the help of a drone crash lawyer.
If you or a loved one suffered an injury caused by the fault of another, contact Attorney Group today to learn more about your options. We can answer your questions in a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation. If you decide to pursue a claim, we can connect you with an affiliated drone injury attorney who can assist you throug.
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Toddler To Be Fitted With Prosthetic Eye After Unprecedented Accident
According to aol.com, the family friend who is an experienced drone pilot, was about to land the aircraft when it suddenly clipped a tree and started to spin. That is when, the friend says, that he heard screams coming from the toddler’s mother and saw the 18-month-old on the ground bleeding from a serious wound to his eye. The toddler will need to have several operations before he can be fitted for a prosthetic eye. The boy’s family are shocked that drones are still considered by many to be toys as small versions of consumer drones are freely sold in toy stores.
The November 2015 accident, which happened in England, is the first reported incident of a human being sustaining a severe injury from a consumer drone since unmanned aerial vehicles entered the consumer domain in 2013. The drone involved in the accident was not a regular consumer drone that has propeller guards. It was a racing drone, which looks just as small as a toy drone and weighs less than 9 pounds, but is actually a specialist hobby drone that has to be bought as a kit and put together, the website reported.
The boy and his family may be able to pursue compensation with the help of a drone injury attorney.
How a Drone Injury Attorney Can Help
Manufacturers have a duty to make products that are safe. If this duty is not fulfilled, accidents may occur, and the manufacturer can be held liable for injuries that may result.
Additionally, if a victim suffers an injury caused by the wrongdoing or negligence of another party, he or she may be entitled to compensation for damages resulting from their injuries, including:
- Medical expenses
- Loss of income or ability to work
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish resulting from an injury
If a victim dies as a result of an injury caused by the wrongdoing or negligence of another, his or her family members may be able to pursue compensation for the wrongful death of their loved one.
Wrongful death damages can include:
- Mental anguish, and pain and suffering from the loss of a loved one
- Loss of relationship or a loved one’s financial support
- Funeral expenses
- Conscious pain and suffering or a loved one prior to death
People who have been injured by the wrongdoing or negligence of another party are advised to seek the advice of a drone injury attorney to help them protect their legal rights.
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