Author: J. David “Dave” Douthit, Esq. - Personal Injury Trial Lawyer
A lien is a security interest asserted by one party against another party’s property. Common examples are car notes or mortgages. In these situations, the lender retains an interest in the car or the house until all of the payments have been made and the lien is lifted. If payment is not made, the lien allows the lender to recover from a forced sale or take possession of the property entirely. In the context of personal injury law, liens are claims against the injured person’s ultimate financial recovery which must be paid before any proceeds can be distributed to the injured party.
Health care providers such as ambulance…