Drone services are quickly gaining traction as a delivery method. Receiving
orders via machine is no longer a far-out idea, but rather something that
is currently being tested out and, in some cases, put into practice. 7-Eleven,
for example, carried out 77 flights in its drone delivery experiment in
2016 when it partnered up with drone maker Flirtey, servicing select customers
that live within a mile of the store.
Similarly, Amazon began its own drone delivery trial program in the United
Kingdom. The service was limited to the daytime, during appropriate weather
conditions, and at no extra cost. For its first delivery, Amazon used
an autonomous drone, which also flies outside a human’s line of
sight. This type of drone flight is not legal in the United States, which
is why the trial was done abroad, where Amazon has an arrangement with
the British government.
However, drone deliveries are happening in the United States and we can
expect them to grow in popularity. Google delivered Chipotle to Virginia
Tech and there has been talk of delivering Starbucks via drone as well.
While this may sound appealing to the individual who may look forward
to conveniently receiving an order in the 13 minutes Amazon boasts, it
also creates a new risk. With so many drones airborne, mistakes and accidents
are bound to happen and, if you suffer an injury as a result, you are
entitled to seek compensation.
At the Biren Law Group, we can provide the skilled representation a case
like this requires. We are an award-winning team of trial lawyers who
have recovered maximum compensation in a variety of
personal injury cases on behalf of our clients. Drones create a new risk to look out for
in our skies and, if one causes you harm, seeking legal recourse is your
right. Take that step with us.
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