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If I settled a injury claim and there was a lien on my case

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If I settled a injury claim and there was a lien on my case that I was unaware of but the insurance company I settled with did have knowledge but decided to go ahead with the settlement without taking care of the lien am I liable
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Personal Injury Law
Expert:  Roger replied 1 year ago.

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You would still be responsible for the lien even if your insurance company paid you the money directly instead of using the portion necessary to cover the lien/debt. However, you usually can negotiate with the creditor and resolve the lien for less than face value.