Drones in Michigan

The Michigan State Police have received authorization from the FAA to fly an Unmanned Aircraft System, or drone, to support "public safety efforts."  The Michigan State Police claim that missions for the drone aircraft may include "search and rescue, crime scene and crash investigations."  

The official authorization from the FAA was granted in February 25, 2015, but the Michigan State Police flew the drone on its first mission on March 4, 2015.  A representative for the Michigan State Police claims that the drone can assist with accident reconstruction, creating 3D images of crash scenes.

While the the impact on the civil rights of Michigan citizens remains to be seen, the additional documentation for auto accidents and motorcycle accidents may be important as this technology is implemented. 

The Michigan Law Firm, PLLC will continue to monitor the impact of the usage of drones on automobile and motorcycle accident lawsuits.

The Michigan Law Firm, PLLC is a  civil litigation firm specializing in personal injury cases including auto and motorcycle accidents, dog bites, slip & falls, and medical provider claims.  Contact us today at 844.4MI.FIRM for a free consultation. 



Michigan State Police March 9, 2015 Press Release