How to ask for a lien reduction?

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ideknogg8138
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Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:25 am

Hi. I'm a paralegal at a firm in greensboro and I have a client whose liens exceed the allotted amount for liens by about $1,000. The biggest issue is the chiropractor lien for about $3,200. The client is insistent that they want to pay all liens and bills so they don't owe anyone anything but if they do, their recovery amount will be very little. I've never asked a doctor to accept less money before... do you have any advise on how to ask for a lien reduction?

Aiden

Richard Dingus
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Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:22 am


Aiden,

Thank you for the post, and I hope I can help.

To be honest, the best way to ask a chiropractor to accept less money is to politely make the request in writing via fax or mail. Most chiropractors are very familiar with the personal injury process; therefore, are generally receptive to lien reduction request.

In your letter, you will want to include the final settlement amount, the amount available to pay all medical liens, and the chiropractors pro-rata share. Depending on the situation, it may be a good idea to provide a detailed breakdown as to all the lien holders share of the settlement. Also, you will need to request that the chiropractor sign and return the lien reduction to your office.

Thank again for the question, and please do not hesitate to reach out if you need further assistance.
Richard Dingus
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