If you have been in an accident that was the result of another person’s negligence and you received treatment at a hospital in Texas, the hospital has the right to file a lien for payment of their bill against your claim and this may require injury accident lawyers. When you arrive at an emergency room, you are asked, either verbally or by filling out a questionnaire, why you are there. What are your injuries and how did you get them. Your answers will give notice to the hospital of a possible third party claim and thus the right to file a lien for their services. Typically, if you were in an auto accident, they will also ask for the other party’s insurance information so they can put the insurance company on notice of their lien. There are some requirements that hospitals must follow for their lien to be valid. The patient must be admitted to the hospital within 72 hours of the accident. The lien must be filed with the county clerk before any money is paid to the injured person in settlement of their claim. The lien only attaches to the at fault party’s insurance, not to the injured person’s insurance. So if you make a claim with your own insurance company, maybe a Personal Injury Protection (PIP) or Uninsured Motorist (UM) claim, the lien would not attach to either of those claims. Liens affect you and your claim because the other party’s insurance company must honor the lien and pay the hospital at the time of settlement. Your attorney will check for any liens before settling your claim.
Don’t attempt to go to court and fight for your case alone. By doing so, you only further financial hardship by having to pay court fees and other such expenses without gaining the full compensation you were fighting for. To make sure this doesn’t happen, speak with an attorney from the Law Offices of Robert S. Gregg today. Through a free case consultation, you can learn exactly how we may be able to aggressively represent you and fight for the highest payout possible. We do our best to give each client the care and attention they need, so you will not feel lost. Find out more by speaking with a member of our legal team today for a free case evaluation. Our accident injury lawyers are here to help you. Please contact our offices today: 877-743-4783 or visit: http://gregglawinjury.com/
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