WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — A recent decision by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will allow insurance companies to use drones to evaluate claims made after natural disasters, Allstate Insurance Company Claims Vice President Shawn Broadfield said in a press release.
"Clearing this hurdle is a big step forward as we continue to research the benefits of using drones in our property claims service," Broadfield said on Wednesday. "Having the ability to use drones in areas hit-hard by catastrophe where accessibility is limited will help us better assist our customers when they need us most.”
Allstate said this ruling will allow a consortium of insurance companies to use drones to assess claims after natural disasters until May 2017.
Allstate Insurance Company is the United States’ largest publicly held insurer personal insurance, including auto and home insurance. It insures about 16 million American households, according to their website.