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Drones pose personal injury risk

Personal drones have become popular in recent years, with hobbyists using the devices for recreational or photography purposes. While many take pleasure in operating the devices, drones also have the potential to cause serious injury. 

People have already been injured in a number of drone accidents, mostly in cases where, for one reason or another, the drone has fallen from the sky and landed on someone. Depending on the size and weight of the drone, this kind of accident could cause serious injuries, including head injuries. If you get hurt in this way and decide to pursue a lawsuit, your lawyer will need to prove who was at fault for the accident and that the injuries you sustained were a direct result of the accident.

As with other types of accidents, like car accidents or snowmobile accidents, there could be a number of people or entities at fault for a drone-related injury. Operator error could be to blame, or the drone itself could have been faulty, in which case the manufacturer could be responsible for the accident. If the accident took place at an organized event, your lawyer could determine to what extent event organizers may share liability for drone-related injuries. 

Since drone use is still relatively new, this is still an area of law that is somewhat uncharted. But if you or a loved one has been hurt by someone else's drone, you should not hesitate to contact a personal injury lawyer who can help you secure compensation to pay for your injuries. 

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