PARSIPPANY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lawsuits regarding drone-related injuries are on the rise in New Jersey. Personal injury attorney James C. DeZao warns users of potential lawsuits and injuries rooting from recent New Jersey drone laws.
Governor Chris Christie signed a bill into law that makes it a crime to operate a drone or unmanned aircraft under the influence of alcohol, a narcotic, hallucinogen, or habit-producing drug.
This drone protection bill also makes it illegal to fly drones over prisons, which is a provision that was added to the bill when it was discovered that prisoners had been smuggling drugs in via so-called “drone drops.”
Drone pilots may also face legal consequences if their flights interfere with first responders, other commercial aircraft or if they are used as an aid in hunting wildlife.
A number of other states have enacted legislation that defines drones and unmanned aircraft and criminalizes acting recklessly with them. The FAA regulations on model aircraft are even more stringent than the New Jersey law—holding pilots of model aircraft to the similar standards as commercial airline pilots.
In some cases, drones have been known to cause serious injury and/or harm to pilots and innocent bystanders.
What To Do If You Suffered A Drone Injury
- First, you should ensure that you get medical help. Drones can lead to serious injuries and in some cases, they may be internal. You may think that you are okay but truth is that you have injured yourself. It is therefore recommended that you seek medical assistance.
- Contact the company that had licensed you and inform them of the accident.
- Ensure you get your drone repaired before using it again. If you haven’t fully known how to operate a drone, ensure that you get to learn the skills required. You can either go online or ask for guidance at the place where you bought the drone.
- If you live in New Jersey, contact DeZao Law at 1-844-332-1527.
James C. DeZao is an approved attorney who has limited his practice to personal injury cases because his track record of success makes him one of the most sought-after litigators in Morris County. Many of our firm’s clients come to us through attorney and past client referrals. We have proven time and time again that comprehensive legal knowledge, solid legal strategies and a thorough understanding of accidents and injuries, will yield a substantial award for our clients.