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A Bird’s Eye View of Potential Drone Risks


Brandon D. Almond

Olaf E. Wilson

Associates Brandon Almond and Olaf Wilson are published in the latest edition of PLUS Journal, a publication of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society. Their article, "A Bird’s Eye View of Potential Drone Risks," explores the risk implications, insurance coverage implications and industry response of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS or drones). They write, “Insurance companies are commonly at the forefront of underwriting new and emerging risks, and the insurance industry appears to have responded no differently to the proliferation of commercial drones. Drone use raises interesting risk aspects that the typical liability insurance policy does not address, but as discussed above, the insurance industry is beginning to respond and underwrite around some of these risks. To keep ahead of the burgeoning uses for – and associated risks with – drones, insurance carriers and underwriters should continue to keep pace with the field.”