Asked in Contracts and Car Accidents for Tennessee

Q: I signed a settlement agreement with my Lein holder for a settlement payoff. Now that my insurance company is paying it

The lein holder is trying to not honor that amount. Is that legal

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Tennessee attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. One would need to see the lien agreement to understand more about the lienholder's reluctance to carrying out its terms. But lien agreements are usually binding. If you have an attorney representing you, it would be best to discuss this with them. One could only guess what the dispute is about but you mention a payment from insurance. If this involves payment from a carrier for satisfaction of a medical lien to a health care provider, sometimes there could be disagreement about the application of a fee schedule (w.c., private insurance, etc.) in reducing a provider's bills. But it would be best for your attorney to sort this out if you are represented. Good luck

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