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The Meaning of a Lien

A lien is a legal document filed with the county recorder where one party is asserting a legal right to something owned by another party. When a hospital or doctor files a lien in response to treatment for an accident it is called a medical lien.

While a medical lien is recorded in your name, and you are responsible for making sure your medical bills have been paid, the lien is against a third party settlement. ARS 33-931 allows for medical providers to file a lien and collect their full bill from the third party insurance. We will take care of these issues for you, as well as negotiate the outstanding amounts with the doctors. These liens should not impact your credit, however, most mortgage companies will not approve you for a mortgage until this lien has been released. We will work to make sure that any liens are dealt with correctly and released at the conclusion of your case.