A lien is a claim on your case (or any other property) filed by anyone who owes money to someone else. The lien holder can file it at any time during the course of litigation and may even attach assets like computers and furniture even if those items aren’t part of the settlement agreement. It’s important for claimants to understand this because sometimes they don’t know about liens until after their injury attorney in Bolton has already negotiated with opposing counsel on their behalf—and then they have no choice but to pay up anyway because there’s no way around it.
Your injury case may have liens on it. This is a common occurrence in personal injury cases, and it has many different causes.Insurance companies can have liens on your case if they’re not paid for their services. If the insurance company doesn’t pay up, this will cause you problems with getting paid for all the medical bills that are related to your injuries, as well as any pain and suffering damages you’ve received during treatment (called “pain and suffering”).
Health care providers can also have liens in your case if they don’t get paid for treating you after an accident occurs—this includes doctors who treat patients outside their office hours or emergency rooms (ERs).
How Does a Lien Get on Your Case?
A lien can be placed on a case by a healthcare provider, an attorney, a judgment creditor and/or subcontractors who are owed money by you.
How does this happen? It depends on the circumstances surrounding your case. For example:
If there is a judgment against you for money damages (including lost wages), then any unpaid portion will go toward paying off that debt first before anything else happens with your personal injury case. This may mean that benefits won’t be paid until all other debts have been paid off first—and if they aren’t paid in full within 30 days after filing suit against the defendant, then those benefits could be taken away from them as well.
What Can You Do About a Lien?
If you find a lien on your case, there are several things you can do to get rid of it:
● Talk to an attorney. They may be able to help you eliminate the lien and get rid of any future ones as well.
● Get a lien release from the creditor holding onto your money or property by signing a waiver of right of subrogation (this means they don’t have any claim against you).
● Get a lien waiver from any creditors who have filed against their own claims against you—they won’t be able to hold onto their interest in the case once they’ve waived theirs out.
Lien is a claim against your settlement.
If you receive an offer from a settlement company that has liens on it and you accept it without having read through them, then once you have signed off on everything else in the agreement including any necessary releases from liability and indemnification clauses (if applicable).
This will trigger another step where they will file their own claims against these liens that may cause problems for both parties during post-settlement disputes. It will be over payment or fees accrued prior to signing off on documents like release forms or arbitration agreements between claimants/plaintiffs vs defendants/defendants.
It’s important to know what your options are when dealing with a lien so you can make an informed decision about whether or not it is worth pursuing those options.