If you have a car wreck and either settle your claim or get a jury verdict in your favor, how long can a lien be asserted against your recovery? That can be a complicated question, and one that you really need a lawyer to help with.
• Child support liens have no time limit, and can be asserted until you have paid off the amount owed
• Liens for government programs like Medicare, Medicaid and Tricare also have no time limit
• Private health insurance claims under ERISA have a three year limitation from the date of recovery
• Healthcare provider liens run three years from the date they should know whether they’ll be paid
As you can see, even the answers are tricky. In reality, if you settle a personal injury claim of any kind and don’t resolve the liens with the help of a lawyer, you could be placing your recovery in real jeopardy. In some cases you can even be sued by your own health insurance.
The Miller Law Group has lawyers with over 50 years of combined experience who help our clients handle lien issues AT NO EXTRA CHARGE. However, we need to know all the specifics of your case to tell you what to expect from a lien. Contact us today for free consultation. We’re the Miller Law Group, and we’ve got your back.