When you are injured in an accident, instantly, your whole life can change. Not only do you face a long road to physical recovery from your injuries, but you also face the costs associated with your medical care. When you are injured because of the negligence or carelessness of another, you will likely seek financial compensation through a personal injury claim against the person at fault. If you are successful in winning your claim, you can receive payment to recoup the costs of your medical care and other damages.
However, often times medical care for unexpected injuries can be extremely costly and you may not be able to afford paying all your bills upfront, out of pocket. Additionally, sometimes injuries exceed what your own insurance is willing to pay, leaving you to cover the remaining costs which can be extremely expensive. In these types of situations, a personal injury medical lien is a possibility.
What it is & How it Works:
A personal injury medical lien is a secured interest given to hospitals or doctors in any personal injury damages you receive. Simply put, if you are unable to pay your medical bills after an injury and are bringing a personal injury claim against another party for damages, a personal injury medical lien allows you to put off paying the hospital immediately and wait for the results of your case.
The hospital and doctors have a legal right to be compensated for the medical care they gave you while you were injured. By choosing a medical lien, in the event you are successful in getting damages for your injuries, the hospital and doctors will be paid first from your financial compensation. You won't get access to your money until they get theirs first and your medical debts are satisfied.
Seeking out medical care following a Los Angeles personal injury accident not only helps you get better faster but it also greatly increases the worth of your case. Why? Because it helps to put a figure to your injuries and also shows that you are taking your injuries seriously.
Get Medical Financial Assistance During Your Los Angeles Personal Injury Case
Although a medical lien can serve as an option to delay the immediate payment of your medical expenses while you await a personal injury claim, other life expenses can pile up when you are suddenly injured. This is especially the case if you are unable to work while recovering from your injuries. One of the best things you can do to help avoid this is hire a successful Los Angeles personal injury lawyer to get started on your case ASAP. Getting the medical care you need and hiring a lawyer quickly after your accident means you will have help paying for you medical expenses now and maximize your recovery as quickly as possible. At Walch Law, we take all our personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis meaning, like you medical care, you do not pay us a thing until we get you paid.