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Staying Informed About Handling Medical Treatment After a Collision

We here at Karnas Law Firm want our clients to be well informed on how to handle medical treatment following a collision. Being informed allows you to save time and money. 

How Does Arizona Law Deal with a Patient’s Injury Case?

Medical treatment following a collisionArizona law allows health care providers to place a lien on a patient’s injury case for necessary medical treatment.

The law states, “Every individual, partnership, firm, association, corporation or institution or any governmental unit that maintains and operates a health care institution or provides health care services in this state and that has been duly licensed by this state, or any political subdivision or private entity with ambulances operated, licensed or registered pursuant to title 36, chapter 21.1, is entitled to a lien for the care and treatment or transportation of an injured person.”[1]

In short, the law states that any entity may file a medical lien inasmuch as they:

  • Are an individual, partnership, firm, association, corporation, institution, or governmental unit healthcare provider
  • Provide health care in the state of Arizona
  • Have been duly licensed

What Happens When a Lien is Filed in an Accident Case?

When a lien is initiated, it’s the legal right of the creditor/health care provider to collect collateral from the injury case. If you find yourself receiving medical attention following a collision, call us immediately.

Here at Karnas Law Firm, we want our clients to be well informed on medical procedures following a collision. If you’re stuck paying for medical expenses caused by a collision, call us anytime. 

Trust the Car Accident Attorneys in Yuma, Arizona

The car accident lawyers at Karnas Law Firm are here to help you recover the maximum amount available for all associated damages. With more than 25 years of experience representing injured accident victims in Arizona, we understand the stress of being injured as a result of a third party’s negligence. Our team can lift the burden of settling a personal injury claim from your shoulders and relentlessly fight for fair compensation. 

If you’ve suffered any injuries in a collision, contact us, your Tucson and Yuma personal injury attorneys. We are available in Tucson at (520) 338-1641 or at our Yuma location at (928) 550-8020. You can also email Olivia Gaxiola at ogaxiola@karnaslaw.com to set up an appointment.

To get started on your case, contact us today for a free case evaluation. We look forward to talking to you soon. 

[1] Arizona Laws: Title 33, Chapter 7, Article 3(§ 33-931). https://www.lawserver.com/law/state/arizona/az-laws/arizona_laws_33-931

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