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The Truth Behind Personal Injury Medical Liens


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12/17/2010
Sandra Rohrstaff
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The following article is a guest post from the California personal injury attorneys at BISNAR CHASE.
 

Congested roadways have become a problem for urban streets in California.  As the state's population increases you can bet that there will continue to be a number of car accidents in Newport Beach.  If you find yourself in a personal injury accident, you need to know what options you have available.  Avoiding fatal mistakes that can wreck your personal injury accident will save you valuable time and money.  One of the common fatal mistakes that are made by a number of injured victims every year involves signing a medical lien.

By definition, a medical lien may appear to be harmless.  When you sign a medical lien, you are simply promising to pay your medical bills later from your personal injury settlement.  As harmless as it sounds, a medical lien could become a disaster.  It has been my observation over the years that healthcare 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. 

Avoiding What Could Be Your Worst Nightmare

After signing a medical lien, you 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.  

Get the Help That You Deserve

If you or a loved one has suffered from a Newport Beach 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 policy. This means that if we do not win your case you do not pay. 

Receive a Free California Personal Injury Book

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.



Category: Injuries and Wrongful Death


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