What if My Attorney Fails to Address a Lien?

Posted August 3rd, 2022.

Categories: Legal Malpractice.

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If you, with the help of your attorney, recently won a personal injury claim, you are likely very happy that you are able to recover compensation for the damages you sustained. However, if your attorney failed to address a lien after winning your lawsuit, there is a good chance that you will lose a significant amount of the compensation you previously won. Undoubtedly, this is unacceptable. Continue reading to learn how a proficient New Jersey legal malpractice attorney can work on your behalf to hold your attorney accountable.

Why is it important to address a lien?

If you have been granted a lien, it is important that your attorney addresses it to ensure that the outstanding amount is taken care of. By New Jersey law, if you fail to address a lien, you may be facing significant legal issues that will dig you into a greater financial hole. This is why you should not hesitate in consulting with one of our talented attorneys at our legal malpractice law firm located in Cherry Hill. We will assess your situation and help you move forward in an appropriate manner.

What are the different types of liens that should be covered in personal injury claims?

If you are indebted to another party and recover a sum of money, your attorney is responsible for using that money to pay off those debts. For example, if you owe money on child support, your attorney is legally obligated to ensure that you pay off your child support lien with a portion of the compensation you received in your personal injury claim.

Another type of lien is that of Medicaid/Medicare. For example, if you were injured in an accident and you relied on federally-subsidies healthcare treatment to help fix your injuries, there is a good chance that you will have to pay back any Medicaid or Medicare liens after winning your personal injury claim. You may even be responsible for paying back doctor’s liens, workers’ compensation liens, and more after winning your personal injury claim. Again, this falls under your attorney’s responsibilities.

If you have any additional questions or you believe that you have been wronged by your attorney, you must speak with one of our attorneys as soon as you can. Once you give us a call, our firm is ready and willing to guide you through every step of the legal process ahead.

Contact our experienced New Jersey firm

If you require the services of a dedicated legal malpractice attorney in New Jersey, please contact The Law Offices of Mark S. Guralnick today for a free consultation.

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