What Is a Lien on Settlement Proceeds and Who Can Put a Lien Against You?
Are you thinking of filing a personal injury lawsuit after suffering a loss or injury caused by another person? It’s a wise decision, as a personal injury claim can help you pay for many costs associated with an accident, including:
- Medical Bills
- Lost Wages
- Future Medical Costs
- Transportation Costs
- And More…
However, it’s important to understand how a settlement (or verdict) is calculated. One cost that is difficult to predict is called a “lien.” Did you know any debt you accumulated due to your injury must come out of these proceeds? The entities or people you owe may put a lien on your settlement to ensure they get paid.