In the early morning hours of August 21, 2009, a small plane headed towards New Jersey’s Teterboro Airport crashed in a parking lot located off of route 46 after clipping a 35-foot tree while trying to abort a landing. Miraculously, the pilot and co-pilot survived the fiery crash but unfortunately suffered serious burn injuries, according to an nj.com report. The men were taken to the St. Barnabus Burn Center, and have been diagnosed with severe burns.
The burn facility’s medical director stated, “A burn that covers more than 20 percent of the surface area is considered severe.” The director also explained that those who endure such a degree of burn are “at risk of having life-threatening complications.”
A Bergen County lieutenant said the men’s eyebrows and eyelashes were singed off when she arrived at the scene, but both were conscious and communicating even though they appeared to be in shock.
As this case demonstrates, a burn injury can be quite devastating and extremely painful for a victim. To survive a plane crash is tremendous, yet catastrophic injuries such as those created by burns can bring about unimaginable amounts of pain and suffering in addition to the costs of necessary medical attention, medication, physical therapy, reconstructive surgery, and much more.
At the New Jersey Personal Injury Law Firm of Lependorf & Silverstein, our experienced New Jersey burn injury attorneys have helped countless victims get compensation for burn injuries that resulted from the negligence of another person or group. Whether your burn injury was caused by an aviation accident, a work accident, an explosion, an auto accident, or any other incident that resulted from someone’s negligence, our skilled attorneys will conduct an independent investigation of incident to ensure that every circumstance surrounding the accident is examined and properly represented. Contact Lependorf & Silverstein today for a free consultation.