Drone Photography Business Insurance

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Why do drone photographers need business insurance?

Piloting a drone for commercial purposes is risky, which is why it's important to secure the right coverage. If a drone injures someone, damages their property, or infringes on their privacy, you could face an expensive lawsuit. Drone insurance policies help cover legal costs, and can pay for repair or replacement of a unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and its accessories.

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With Insureon, drone photographers and videographers can get insurance coverage the same day they apply for quotes.

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What types of business insurance do drone photographers need?

These insurance policies cover common risks faced by drone pilots.

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General liability insurance

A general liability policy covers basic risks of aerial photography, such as a drone crash that hurts someone or damages their property. Bundle it with commercial property damage coverage in a BOP.

  • Bodily injury from drone accidents
  • Property damage caused by a drone
  • Slander and other advertising injuries
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Business owner's policy

A BOP is a cost-effective way for pilots of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to buy commercial property insurance and general liability coverage together.

  • Third-party bodily injury
  • Third-party property damage
  • Physical damage to a drone (hull insurance)
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Professional liability insurance

This policy covers legal defense costs if a client sues a drone photographer over the quality of their work. It's sometimes referred to as errors and omissions insurance (E&O).

  • Lost or low-quality aerial photos
  • Accusations of negligence
  • Late arrivals or missed events
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Workers’ compensation insurance

Most states require workers' comp for aerial photography businesses that have employees. It also protects sole proprietors from work injury costs that health insurance might deny.

  • Employee medical expenses
  • Disability benefits
  • Lawsuits from employee injuries
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Commercial auto insurance

This policy covers the cost of accidents involving a vehicle owned by a drone photography business. Most states require this coverage for business-owned vehicles.

  • Property damage caused by your vehicle
  • Bodily injuries from an auto accident
  • Vehicle theft and vandalism
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Inland marine insurance

This policy protects your drones and other equipment that travels to photo shoots. It covers property losses due to theft, fires, storms, and vandalism.

  • Drones being transported
  • Equipment at a photo shoot
  • Business property in a storage unit
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How much does insurance cost for photographers and videographers?

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A drone operator who works independently will pay less for insurance than a larger business.

Factors that affect your premiums include:

  • Business operations
  • Types of drones and other business property
  • Business income and size
  • Types of insurance purchased
  • Deductibles and other coverage options
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How do I get drone photography insurance?

It’s easy to get drone coverage for your photography business if you have your company's information on hand. Our insurance application will ask for basic facts about your business, such as revenue and number of employees. You can buy policies online and get certificates of insurance with Insureon in three easy steps:

  1. Complete a free online application
  2. Compare insurance quotes and choose policies
  3. Pay for your policy and download a certificate

Insureon's licensed agents work with top-rated U.S. insurers to find commercial drone insurance that fits your business, whether you work independently or hire employees.

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