At The Law Offices of John M. McCabe, P.A., in Cary, North Carolina, we represent people throughout the N.C. area who have had an unfortunate encounter with a negligent drone operator or a defective drone. While highly popular and commercially useful, drone usage has little to no regulations currently – allowing almost anyone at any time to operate them. If you or a loved one have been negatively affected or injured by the operation of a drone, our drone injury lawyer can help you decide how to proceed.
The U.S. military has used unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for years. In some situations, drones were used for surveillance, photography, and targeting of terrorists. Due to the technology involved, drone usage for civilians has dramatically increased for personal and commercial use. Some use drones for entertainment, photography, real estate, retail delivery, and more.
Drone crashes and other drone-related legal issues are on the rise. Like most technology, drones and the operation of a drone can be unpredictable. Other factors affecting the increase: there is no training requirement, unexpected weather changes, drone defects, no licensing requirement, and no inspection requirement to prevent malfunction, to name a few. Many of these devices can fly over 400 feet high and accelerate to speeds over 100 mph. If you need an experienced drone injury lawyer, contact The Law Offices of John M. McCabe today.
We work on a contingency basis for personal injury claims such as drone injuries. A contingency fee basis means we do not charge you anything unless we win a settlement in or out of court. This fee structure ensures we work hard for your case and that you don't have even more out-of-pocket expenses during a stressful time. We also offer contingency fee schedules for other practice areas, such as:
Drone operators are legally responsible for damages they may cause, whether done deliberately, accidentally, or through negligence. Some legal responsibilities of drone operation and ownership:
Drones are often referred to as quadcopters, quadcopter devices, UCV (unmanned civilian vehicles), remote-controlled flying devices, and UAS (unmanned aviation systems). Regardless of the name, if they are involved in an injury, or they cause personal property damage, you may have a claim for damages, including:
While drones are not heavily regulated “yet,” there are pertinent guidelines that are readily accessible for North Carolina users: