Could a Medical Lien Become Your Worst Nightmare?
Los Angeles car accident lawyers have seen a plague of car accidents in California. These accidents range from cuts and bruises to more serious injuries that can be life threatening. Knowing what fatal mistakes to avoid after your accident can save you time and money. One of those fatal mistakes is signing a medical lien.
A medical lien is a promise to pay your medical bills later from your personal injury settlement. In theory, this may appear harmless. In reality, it could become a disaster. It has been my observation over the years that health care expenses are much greater on a medical lien. A lien agreement provides no oversight as to how appropriate the treatment is. Some doctors will over treat, over charge, or both. With no over sight you are at the mercy of your medical facility.
Signing a medical lien will obligate your personal injury attorney to pay your medical fees from your settlement money. In some cases, your settlement could be a lesser value than the money you owe. In this instance, you will have to pay the remainder of the lien from your own pocket.
Injured California car accident victims — especially those who are catastrophically injured — should receive healthcare. Above all, it is important to receive treatment for your injuries and make a full recovery. It is also your duty by law to receive proper healthcare to ensure your injuries do not get worse. If your injuries get worse by your own neglect, you will be held responsible for the worsening of your injuries, not the person who initially caused the injury.
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If you would like to learn more about medical liens you may request your copy of “The Seven Fatal Mistakes That Can Wreck Your California Personal Injury Claim.” This book is valued at 14.99 and offered free to California personal injury victims. Inside you will find important information every accident victim should have.
Get Help For Your California Personal Injury Accident
If you or a loved one has suffered from a California personal injury accident and have questions, please contact BISNAR | CHASE Personal Injury Lawyers for a free consultation. We offer complimentary, no obligation consultations as well as a no fee guarantee. This means that if we don’t win your case you don’t pay.