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I have a question I have a case with Hilton and I am going

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I have a question I have a case with Hilton and I am going to be settling this on my own without getting a lawyer I just found out my hospital bill is 7k so when I do my demand letter since I am settling on my own I do not have to pay a lien on my hospital bills correct? I was told that it will just go to collections but I wouldn't have to do any liens?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Personal Injury Law
Expert:  Ely replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer. Please note: This is general information for educational purposes only and is not legal advice. No specific course of action is proposed herein, and no attorney-client relationship or privilege is formed by speaking to an expert on this site. By continuing, you confirm that you understand and agree to these terms.

I am sorry to hear about this situation. A lien is only possible if the creditor (in this case, the hospital), sues and then receives a judgment. If so, then the creditor can place a lien on titled property reflecting the judgment.

That normally does not take place unless/until months (or sometimes a year or more) of collection efforts have proved fruitless and the creditor decides to file suit. Ergo, if they have just sent this to collections, then someone in your situation normally has time before any legal action is taken.

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Expert:  Ely replied 1 year ago.
Hello again. This is a courtesy check in to see if you needed anything else in regards ***** ***** question because you never responded or replied positively. I am simply touching base. Let me know. Thanks!