If you have sustained serious injuries caused by a drone then you need to speak with a Chicago drone injury lawyer. The public thinks of drones as toys; our team, which includes an active pilot, understands how dangerous drones can be. As an FAA study that was recently conducted demonstrates, even a small drone can cause serious injuries if it strikes a person at speed, or worse yet, falls on them from altitude after sustaining damage.
Smaller drones are frequently used by hobbyist and professional photographers to take photographs, and injuries that are caused by them may be covered by insurance policies. In addition, companies and law enforcement may use drones for surveillance or other purposes. In such cases, having a skilled Chicago drone injury lawyer on your side can make the difference between success and failure. For example, knowing who to sue is often difficult to determine in drone injury cases, especially when the pilot is effective “judgment proof.” Our attorneys can help guide you through the entire process.
In addition, drone injury cases often require expert testimony to establish that the drone was operated or maintained negligently. Our attorneys understand aviation and how to establish a drone operator’s negligence, which is why the attorney that works with you from Sherinian Law is a Chicago drone injury lawyer that locals trust.
Many drones can be flown at altitudes of 400 feet or more and travel at speeds of 140 miles per hour (or faster). A recent FAA study demonstrates that even a drone that weighs less than three pounds can cause devastating injuries to a person. For example, in Virginia, a drone flew into a crowd of spectators at a music festival and caused injuries that required treatment by EMS personnel. Similarly, in 2015 a drone crashed into a woman standing at an intersection during a parade, knocked her unconscious, and caused significant injuries.
In many cases, multiple parties can be at fault in a drone injury case, which is why you need a Chicago drone injury lawyer that understands the nuances of these types of cases. For example, the drone operator could be sued for simple negligence, or the drone manufacturer could be sued in certain circumstances for they fail to instruct users on how to safely fly its products.
If you should be injured by a drone, there are a variety of types of damages that you can recover. For example, you may be eligible to receive:
- Past and future medical expenses;
- Past and future lost earnings;
- Pain and suffering;
- Damages for a decrease in the quality of your life;
- Damages for emotional suffering;
- Loss of consortium.
It is also possible that you can sue for invasion of privacy if the drone was attempting to monitor you. All of this adds additional complexity to a drone case, which is why you want an attorney that understands these types of cases.
Contact the Law Offices of Konrad Sherinian at (630) 318-2606 today for sound guidance from a Chicago drone injury lawyer today.