Consider Other Payment Options Before Agreeing to a Medical Lien
Some of the most experienced Rialto car collision lawyers realize that there are far more preferred methods to settle your medical bills than signing a medical lien. "Sign a lien agreement with your doctor, chiropractor or therapist and your lawyer will have to pay your medical expenses directly from your claim settlement amount," notes John Bisnar. "Better to pay your medical expenses using your own medical insurance; that way, the insurance company will have some oversight on the services and the amounts billed to you by the medical provider. With a medical lien, there's no oversight; you're literally at the mercy of the medical provider and you'll be billed whatever they deem "typical." Usually, the services offered through medical liens are far more expensive.
Then there's the other big drawback with medical liens: Should your settlement sum fall short of your medical bills--or worse yet, if you get no settlement at all--you would still be liable for the full amount of the medical services attached to the lien. Your medical provider can promptly demand full payment on all amounts they billed you. Conversely, if you don't sign a lien, you could keep a larger portion of your settlement amount.
Seek the Advice of a Car Collision Lawyer
A trustworthy Rialto car crash lawyer can provide you with important advice on medical liens and other car injury settlement matters. The finest lawyers offer no charge, no pressure consultations. They can guide you, and they have the skills and experience to make sure you are fairly compensated for your losses and medical expenses. Call 800-561-4887 today.