Izzy Yetnikoff at Yetnikoff Law Offices, PLLC, has extensive knowledge on healthcare or medical liens. If you’ve been in an accident resulting in injury and a medical lien, call Izzy Yetnikoff at Yetnikoff Law Offices, PLLC. Treatment of your injuries after a car crash can be a long, unpleasant, and expensive ordeal. A personal injury claim helps accident victims recoup their losses for medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, pain, and suffering. Injury victims may not realize that their medical provider(s) can and do claim a substantial amount of money from their settlement or judgment through healthcare liens or medical liens.
What is a Medical Lien?
A healthcare lien or medical lien refers to a legal claim filed by a healthcare provider to collect money from the at-fault party (or their insurance company) that is owed after treating a patient’s injuries from an accident.
A medical lien can be filed by the following entities:
- Private clinics
- Government healthcare facilities
Almost any institution that is licensed to provide healthcare services in the state of Arizona can be eligible to file a medical lien.
How Much of My Settlement Can Be Taken?
The healthcare provider cannot seek more money than charged to you for the medical care. But the exact amount they will receive depends on many different factors. Unsurprisingly, healthcare providers have their financial interests in mind and will attempt to take as much of your settlement as legally permissible.
This is where an experienced personal injury attorney can help. A personal injury lawyer will fight for you to ensure that you receive and keep as much of your settlement as possible. An attorney can work on eliminating invalid liens and/or by negotiating with your medical providers to lower the amount that you need to pay.
Izzy Yetnikoff at Yetnikoff Law Offices, PLLC, has extensive knowledge on healthcare or medical liens. If you’ve been in an accident resulting in injury and medical lien, call Izzy Yetnikoff at Yetnikoff Law Offices, PLLC. Call us at 800-279-6331 or visit us online for more information.