Oklahoma City, OK asked in Car Accidents, Health Care Law and Personal Injury for Oklahoma

Q: I got an est physician lien. Does this mean I'll owe money?

Husband was hit while driving and the other driver filed a claim.

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A: In Oklahoma, a physician's lien means a healthcare provider can claim a portion of a personal injury settlement or judgment to cover medical treatment costs. If your husband received treatment after the accident and a lien was filed, the provider expects to be paid from any compensation you receive. If the settlement doesn't cover all expenses, you might owe the remaining balance. For personalized legal advice tailored to your unique circumstances, it's advisable to consult with an attorney.

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

A: If your husband is represented by an attorney, they would be in the best position to advise. But in general, there are issues that arise in accident-related liens, and an attorney could advise better after looking more closely at the file -documents signed by your husband, insurance alternatives available, etc. Good luck

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