What is Medical Lien Negotiation?

When a personal injury case has limited recovery options from the at fault party or the victims insurance provider, one way personal injury attorneys can add value to the recovery for their client is through medical lien negotiation.

Medical liens are common in serious injury accidents where care providers may delay billing for care as it is given but rather take payment all at once after the case has been settled. This allows victims to receive the care they require without having to worry about bills throughout the recovery process. 

Limited Recovery And Medical Liens

In accident cases involving an uninsured or under insured driver, extensive medical expenses, and limited personal UIM or PIP coverage from the victim, the cost of a medical lien at the end of the case can approach or even surpass the policy limits and other assets available to an accident victim. 

This would mean that the accident victim would be left with the full value of their settlement going towards their medical care, or potentially even being responsible for thousands of dollars of additional debt for medical care provided.

How Medical Lien Negotiation Can Help

As soon as it appears medical expenses could overshadow available funds for recovery our team would begin the process of negotiating the medical lien assessed on the eventual recovery to mitigate those expenses. 

There are certain expenses such as ambulance rides and other contractors to the hospital that may not be able to be reduced, but in many cases, attorneys at Davis Law Group are able to reduce or even eliminate all applicable costs from a medical lien. 

Additional Settlement Information

If you have other questions about a personal injury settlement, you can browse our library of FAQ articles, blogs and case results, or if you or a loved one have been injured in an accident Davis Law Group offers free case evaluations and Washington accident books. To request a case evaluation call 206-727-4000 or use the chat or contact options on this page. 

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Christopher M. Davis is principal attorney and founder of Davis Law Group, P.S. in Seattle, WA.