After the lawsuit is settled or a judgment is awarded, the liens must be paid. Dealing with the liens is usually the job of the victim’s attorney, but it may differ depending on the agreement between the victim and the attorney.
When our office recovers funds on behalf of our clients, we will negotiate with the insurers the amount of payment on the lien. Because various fees and costs must be factored into the client’s recovery, I will negotiate with the insurer so that it will usually accept only a portion of the bills as full repayment.
Each lien is different. Dealing with them is my job, not the victim.