Turbulence Ahead For Commercial Drone Insurance

Law360, New York (March 1, 2016, 3:53 PM EST) -- In the not too distant future, seeing birds, planes and “super” drones soaring across the sky will be a commonplace occurrence across the U.S. The interest in and use of commercial drones — also referred to as unmanned aircraft vehicles (UAV) or unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) — is skyrocketing despite the many potential insurance liability and coverage issues on the horizon.

Companies like General Electric Co. are currently engaged in pilot projects exploring the use of drones to inspect power lines. Real estate agents and filmmakers are utilizing drones to capture aerial film and photographic images that would not be accessible...

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