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Woman suffers injuries after drone falls on her head

With every new technology that is developed and used by the public, there are always new undefined ways that the new technology can cause problems. In recent years, affordable drones have become very popular to own and operate by many in the general public. Maryland residents may be interested that one instance of drone use that allegedly resulted in head injuries for one woman and a subsequent premises liability lawsuit.

The woman was attending a college fraternity party and had only been present for minutes when her injury occurred. The college party was being held at night in the backyard of the fraternity house and was being organized by an event-planning company. As part of the party, the event organizer hired a drone operator to capture pictures of the action by flying it above as the party progressed.

Minutes after her arrival, the woman received a hard blow to her head; the drone had fallen and crashed into her. Reportedly, she bled after it gashed her head, and she was dizzy and disoriented. She was taken to a medical facility by an ambulance. Because she reports the need for plastic surgery to repair permanent scarring, continued headaches and poor concentration on school work, she filed a lawsuit against the fraternity and the event planning company. She recently settled with both parties for undisclosed terms.

Serious injuries can occur when all aspects of public safety are not taken into consideration at large events. The burden of the aftermath of any injuries is often shouldered by the victim. If the aspect of injuries is too much to bear alone, many victims find comfort after discussing legal options with an attorney in Maryland.

Source: Los Angeles Times, "Woman who was hit in head by drone settles lawsuit with USC frat, event-planning company", April 27, 2018

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