After becoming the victim of an accident, whether auto, workplace, or negligence related, the first priority is seeking the best care available. The last thing you should be worried about is how the medical bills will be paid. Medical liens can help greatly.
Because of the legal nature of such accidents, a personal injury lawsuit usually yields a rather large sum of money to be paid to the victim for the purpose of gaining medical aid. When this happens, most medical providers will file medical liens on the suit, so that they may be paid back for the services rendered.
Colorado Injury Center works on a lien basis with most patients to ensure no out-of-pocket cost to you.
We are extremely proficient in working with insurance companies to ensure every claim is handled smoothly and quickly. If have legal representation, we will work with them to make certain that your case is taken care of in the best way both legally and medically.
Medical liens operate on a strict set of rules to be valid. This reduces any risk of abuse. The way it works is that a lien filed on a personal injury suit is for the amount owed to the medical provider. The bill is then set against the suit winnings and paid from the total amount. This is a fairly effective way in making sure that health care providers actually get paid for their services. Many people are surprised by this mechanic, and inadvertently get into financial trouble when they spend the winnings of the lawsuit prematurely, and are left with nothing to pay the medical bill. Rest assured, there are always ways to negotiate medical liens to make sure that everyone is satisfied.