There are a number of situations where drones can become a valuable tool when making insurance assessments. For example, inspecting a roof (or a building, or crops) for damage after a storm, arson attacks or even something as simple as high winds. Historically, this would involve the use of a cherry picker or having erect scaffolding to assess the damages. Both these processes cost time and money, yet the value and cost savings drones create can reduce this massively.
Prior to drones, equipment would need to be hired, the inspection process carefully planned, and there is always the health and safety risks of an operative physically accessing a potentially dangerous situation. In addition to this, it just adds to the time and frustration for the customer who is making the claim.