Tulsa Attorney BlogWhat Does It Mean if You Have a Medical Lien Filed After a Car Wreck?

A Medical Lien Is Similar to a Mechanics Lien

Video Transcribed:  What does it mean to have a medical lien filed after a car wreck? Hey everyone, Christopher Stevens here certified paralegal with the Wirth Law Office in Tulsa, Oklahoma, specializing in personal injury in Oklahoma. Today we’re going to be discussing what a medical lien is and what does it mean if you have one filed against you.

Well, in short, a medical lien is similar to a mechanics lien. Now, mechanics liens most often are found if you have, say, someone who does a lot of HVAC work on a house, or maybe plumbing work on a house, and they are attaching the work that they’ve done in the form of a lien against that property.

Now, similarly, a medical lien is attached to your insurance claim, following a motor vehicle collision. A lot of the time, this has done in lieu of the medical provider charging you directly each time you go in, through like a co-pay and your medical payments instead.

What they will do is file a lien, attaching it to your insurance claim, and thus getting compensated down the line. Now, a lot of the time, you might receive these in the mail, or, depending on your county, you can even look them up online.

As always, if you find yourself looking for a personal injury attorney in Tulsa in which you need to seek legal help concerning your automobile accident, feel free to contact a Tulsa Automobile Accident Attorney. We can be found at wirthlawoffice.com

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