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Can a hospital file a lien against us in an auto accident when the other driver was uninsured?

Glendale, AZ |

- We have med-pay coverage and un/underinsured coverage, the other driver had nothing.
- The other driver was 100% at fault.
- The accident was in AZ.
- Our health insurance has agreed to cover the bills and has sent payment, and we have to reimburse them out of the claim money we receive, if we receive anything.

Attorney Answers 3


  1. In Texas a hospital can file a lien anytime it provides services from an incident that a third party may be responsible to pay. Doesn't matter whether insured or not. Suggest you contact an AZ personal injury lawyer to determine what affect the filing of a hospital lien has upon your right to recover med pay and or uninsured motorist coverage. Good luck, Jeff

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  2. Short answer...yes. Find a local attorney and call for a free consultation.

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  3. Yes, you are responsible for your own medical bills even though they may have been caused or engendered by the negligence of the adverse driver.

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