A lien made by a health insurance company on your personal injury settlement can prevent prompt payments of settlement funds, explains Warminster, PA personal injury lawyer, Michael L. Saile, Jr. A lien is a legal claim made against your personal property to secure a debt.
In our latest article, “How a Health Insurance Lien Can Cut Into Your Personal Injury Settlement,” we explain:
- that the most common type of lien in a personal injury claim is one asserted by a health insurance company (including Medicare and Medicaid), and
- why it is important to have a skilled lawyer handling this sort of injury case for you.
If you sustained injuries in an auto accident and received medical treatment but cannot afford to pay for these expenses out of pocket once your auto insurance medical coverage is all used up, your providers will turn to your health insurance company for payment. Often, in these instances, the health insurance company will place a lien on your settlement so they can be reimbursed for the amount they have paid toward your injury treatment.
If you or a loved one was injured in a Pennsylvania or New Jersey car accident and now have a health insurance lien against your accident settlement, contact a lawyer now to review your case. The experienced Bucks County personal injury lawyers at Cordisco & Saile LLC will work hard to resolve any issues that may be surrounding your legal claim. Call us at 215-642-2335 to schedule your FREE consultation. Download a FREE copy of our PA Car Accident Book to learn more about your options.