Sports Camera Operators: 3 Financial Impacts To Consider For An Auto Accident Settlement

Posted on: 15 July 2016

If you love sports, being a sports camera operator is a great way to attend live games and work with other sports fans, but the job also requires a lot of strength and endurance. If you've been involved in a car accident, then your ability to operate a camera may be impacted due to injuries. Not only will you lose out on your traditional income, but there may be other financial impacts to consider while you're missing work. If you're seeking compensation through a settlement case, then it's a good idea to bring up the following three impacts with an auto accident attorney. This can help you establish evidence and get you the proper compensation that you deserve.

Extra Events & Special Games

Along with the regular season, you may miss out on the opportunity to capture footage for extra games during the post-season. If the team you work for makes it to the playoffs or championship, then there is a lot of extra income that you're missing out on due to a car accident injury. Instead of losing this money, an attorney can include these missed dates as part of your settlement case. By using a calendar, you can go through and mark down all of the extra days of work that you are missing. This can quickly add up to a lot of lost extra income.

Physical Therapy

Handling a camera all day long requires you to be physically healthy. If you've been involved in a car accident, your body may lose strength along with other things like fine motor skills. The best way to help this is with physical therapy sessions. Not only will these sessions help rebuild strength and mobility, but they can help you return to work more quickly. If your health insurance doesn't cover physical therapy costs, then the charges can quickly add up. Instead of paying out of pocket, an attorney can seek reimbursement through your settlement case. The bills or paid receipts are needed as evidence in your case.

Adaptive Equipment

Once you're ready to return to your career as a sports cameraman, you may need a little help through the transition process. Purchasing pieces of adaptive equipment can help you through long days of capturing footage and standing. For example, if you injured your knee in a car accident, you may need to purchase a heavy-duty knee brace to help add support while operating a camera. An attorney can seek compensation for these equipment costs and ensure that they factor into your settlement case.

Contact an auto accident attorney like The Jaklitsch Law Group to get the settlement process started shortly after the accident has occurred. This can help speed up the process and ensure that all of the evidence is properly collected.