A drone crash lawyer can help people who have suffered injuries caused by defective drones and negligent operating error. These unmanned aircraft vehicles (UAVs), commonly referred to as drones, have reportedly caused a number of serious injuries, and they have also been involved in near-misses with commercial aircraft. Injured parties may be eligible to seek compensation for injuries with the help of a product liability lawyer.
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Drones and Operator Negligence
When a person is harmed by a drone that is used for recreational purposes by the operator, general negligence laws apply. Techrepublic.com reports on an array of negative incidents involving consumer drones, ranging from injuring bystanders in a crowd to an unmanned aircraft nearly crashing into an Airbus A320. Though the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued safety guidelines relating to the operation of UAVs, it is inevitable with this new technology that personal injury accidents will occur. The FAA projects that there will be seven million small drones occupying U.S. airspace by 2020.
Product Liability and Defective Drones
If a person gets injured and the drone operator is not negligent while flying the aircraft, it is possible that the drone may be defective. This may lead to a drone accident lawsuit brought against the manufacturer of the drone. These lawsuits may claim:
- Manufacturing defect
- Design defect
- Failure to warn
- Negligent entrustment
AOL.com reported on possibly the first incident of a person to sustain a severe injury from a consumer drone since the device entered the consumer domain in 2013. An 18-month-old was seriously injured when he was struck in the face by a drone that did not have propeller guards. If consumer drones that are poorly made and designed result in injury or death, the injured party or his or her family members may be to pursue compensation against the manufacturer of the drone.
What to Do If You Are Injured By a Drone
If you are injured by a drone, you should:
- Seek medical attention and collect proper documentation of your treatment
- File a police report
- Determine the identity of the drone operator
- Collect contact details of any witnesses to the accident
- Contact an experienced drone crash lawyer
How a Drone Crash Lawyer Can Help
Manufacturers have a duty to make products that are safe and free of defects. If this duty is breached, the manufacturer can be held liable for injuries and/or damages to property that result. If there are risks of harm associated with their devices, manufacturers must also provide adequate warnings.
Furthermore, 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
Affected persons and their families should consider speaking with a drone crash lawyer to learn more about their rights and remedies.
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