How Lawsuits Arising From Stolen Vehicles Could Affect Drone Claims

 Thursday, February 8, 2018

 Canadian Underwriter

Liability risk for operators of unmanned aerial vehicles (commonly known as drones) will be affected by past court rulings concerning parked vehicles, a lawyer suggested Tuesday during a claims conference. And based on precedents set in the vehicle cases, it appears as though commercial drone users may be more exposed to liability than individual hobbyists who fly drones. “A lot of things could go wrong with respect to the use of drones,” Christina Polano, a partner with Thomas Gold Pettingill, warned insurance professionals Tuesday.