As new technology develops, so does the world of personal injury. Modern marvels like smartphones and self-driving cars are making our lives easier all the time, but each new product also has the potential to cause a new kind of injury. From cybersecurity to ridesharing insurance, novel fields and branches of law are emerging constantly. One such technological advancement that comes with as many benefits as it does potential pitfalls is the drone.
A drone (also known as an unmanned aerial vehicle or a UAV) is a small, unmanned aircraft that can be piloted remotely. Commercially, they are often sold with cameras which can be used to take aerial shots. As recreational drone use becomes more popular, it’s up to those who pilot them to ensure they do so with care. Otherwise, you might have a personal injury lawsuit on your hands. Our Florida accident attorney Wes Pittman shares some tips on how to use recreational drones safely and responsibly.
Safety Tips for Drone Use
Recreational drones may be small, but such an object falling from a great height at high speeds can seriously injure someone. In the United States, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), as well as various state and local authorities, control American airspace. However, rules for drone operation are still in development—though most states do have at least some relevant legislation in place.
Drone operation rules which apply in most U.S. states include:
Below we have included some tips to avoid crashing your drone before, during, and after the flight. By ensuring your drone is stored properly when not in use and is manned correctly while operating, you can drastically reduce the chances of an accident.
By following these tips and using your best judgment and common sense, you should be able to enjoy an exciting and safe time using your recreational drone.
For more information about rules and tips for recreational drone use, see the FAA’s website. If you are looking for a personal injury lawyer to represent you in the case of an accident involving a drone, give The Pittman Firm, P.A. a call at (850) 764-0383 to schedule your free consultation.