What Are the Types of Liens That Should Be Covered in a Personal Injury Claim?

Posted August 17th, 2021.

Categories: Legal Malpractice.

When an individual is injured in an accident due to no fault of their own, they will likely retain the services of a personal injury attorney. Unfortunately, there are instances where personal injury attorneys are negligent. One of the most common forms of negligence is when an attorney fails to address a lien after winning a personal injury lawsuit. If you believe that your attorney has done this, continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable legal malpractice lawyer to learn about the consequences of failing to address a lien and how our firm will help you hold this attorney accountable for their negligence.

What are the different types of liens that my attorney should account for?

There are various types of liens that all deal with the fact that you were essentially indebted to another party. When you win a personal injury lawsuit, your attorney is responsible for ensuring that those debts were paid off by using the compensation you received from the case. If your attorney has failed to account for those liens, this may result in serious legal issues. If you are now pursuing legal action against the attorney in question, it is important to understand the three most common types of liens that attorneys may fail to address. The four primary liens are as follows:

Medicaid/Medicare liens: An individual who has won a personal injury claim may be required to pay back any Medicaid of Medicare liens for the money that was spent on federally-subsides healthcare treatment frot their injuries. This lien is the victim’s attorney’s responsibility.

Child support liens: After winning a personal injury claim, if you owe child support, part of your compensation will be required to go towards that child support. If your attorney fails to follow through on this responsibility, this may result in serious legal complications.

Doctor’s liens: If you have recently recovered compensation in a personal injury lawsuit, there is a chance that you have to pay the doctor’s liens. This is also your attorney’s responsibility

Worker’s compensation liens: After winning a personal injury claim, attorneys will also have to address workers’ compensation liens and letters of protection.

If your attorney has failed to accounts for any of the above liens, reach out to our experienced New Jersey legal malpractice attorney Our legal team is prepared to handle your case and will assist you in holding the attorney in question accountable for their actions.

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The Law Offices of Mark S. Guralnick is an experienced and committed legal team for clients throughout the state of New Jersey. Our team effectively serves victims of legal malpractice. If you require the services of a dedicated attorney, please contact The Law Offices of Mark S. Guralnick today for a free consultation.

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