Car Accident and Personal Injury cases are complex. Victims want medical treatment to reach a full recovery and fair and just compensation. Financial Recovery includes several factors including the amount an insurance company compensates you and the amount you have to pay for your treatment.
Experienced Personal Injury Attorneys will explain the treatment, cost, and recovery process with you at your initial Free Injury Consultation. For a Free Injury Consultation in Olympia or Centralia, call Althauser Rayan Abbarno at (360) 754-5844.
The purpose of most personal injury lawsuits is to recoup the financial losses incurred for medical treatment and the loss of property due to an injury that another party is responsible for. A medical lien grants medical care providers the right to compensation should the injured victim be awarded damages or agree to an out-of-court settlement.
The Medical Lien is a very important part of any personal injury case.
What Is a Medical Lien in a Personal Injury Case?
A medical lien is a secured interest in any financial award that you may receive in or out of court when you bring a lawsuit against another party for damages. Liens are often held against patients who are unable to afford medical care but are involved in an accident that requires immediate treatment.
When are Medical Liens Necessary?
Patients are often given the choice to pay their medical bills up front, through their Personal Injury Protection (PIP), and through private insurance companies. In some cases, the cost taken from any compensation collected through a personal injury lawsuit. The cost of treatment is not merely deductibles, but the actual full cost of treatment.
If you were unable to afford the cost of treatment, the total cost of treatment must be satisfied when you receive compensation.
What is the Impact of Medical Liens on Settlements?
Once a settlement is accepted or a court awards the injured person with damages, the medical providers have a right to collect on their debts. The cost of your treatment will be deducted from any damages that you receive.
Experienced Personal Injury Attorneys understand the process and make every effort to negotiate with these providers both before and after you’ve received compensation so that we can minimize your costs in order to ensure that you do not need to experience any undue financial hardship.
The lower the medical lien, the more financial compensation you receive from the settlement or compensation award.
Why Choose Experienced Injury Attorneys?
The attorneys with Althauser Rayan Abbarno have extensive experience working with medical care providers and insurance companies, and we may be able to limit your financial responsibility in order to maximize the amount of compensation.
Our Injury Attorneys don’t stop working for you after settlement or compensation awards. We continue to negotiate on your behalf of you and your family to maximize your financial compensation.
Contact Althauser Rayan Abbarno Today!
If you’ve been injured in an accident or vehicle, motorcycle, bicycle, or pedestrian collision and have questions about your rights or the legal process, contact Althauser Rayan Abbarno for a risk-free consultation with one of our attorneys in Olympia or Centralia.
Althauser Rayan Abbarno will review the details of your case and guide you through the steps needed to recover both physically and financially at no charge. If we are unable to collect on your behalf, you don’t pay any attorneys fees.