In addition to covering drones and any resulting incidents, insurers also need to consider the risks from a breach affecting the information they've captured. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Whether for construction or design, the insurance industry is going to see an increase in demand for commercial drone insurance. As commercial drone usage becomes widespread, all areas of insurance will have to start addressing the correlating risks and liabilities.

Commercial drones are becoming another “tool of the trade” for many industries. For example, a pipeline inspector who is responsible for inspecting thousands of miles of pipeline may rely on a drone to assist with inspections instead of doing them on foot.

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