So what is a lien?
Quite honestly a lien is an interest that a third party has to your personal injury settlement award money. So there are lots of different types of liens. There are medical liens, there are child support liens, there are health insurance subrogation liens. If you, for example, fired one attorney and hired us to represent you, it’s possible your old attorney could have a lien for some of his attorney’s fees. There are Medicare liens, there are AHCCCS liens, there are lots and lots of liens that we deal with every single day on all the cases that we work on. Clients are concerned about that because every lien that has to be paid is less money that the client walks away with. So if you have a tax we have to deal with or you have a child support lien that we have to deal with, it’s just part of what has to be done. But we will deal with it. We will take care of it for you. Now one of the frustrations I know clients have is they would prefer that we don’t deal with it. Some clients prefer that we just give the client the money and don’t address the lien. But unfortunately as lawyers, ethically we have to take care of liens. We have to deal with them.
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If we don’t, an attorney could certainly lose their license to practice law. So it’s just part of what we have to do. But we do it very well and it’s part of dealing with your lien, or with any liens that you have what we’re trying to do is reduce those as much as possible or if somebody making a lien claim is entitled to be paid legally, we take care of that so it doesn’t come back to get you. But it’s complicated.
So if you’ve been in an accident and you need help on it, call us and we’ll take care of it for your because again it’s complicated and we do this every day and we’re very good at it.